Did you know Marin County is considered the birthplace of mountain biking? Pioneer cyclists on Mount Tamalpais made a name for the Marin Headlands with mountain biking, but the options to get outside without a bike are popular with locals and visitors alike. Hikers are drawn to the grandiose redwood trees in Muir Woods National Monument and the UNESCO biosphere reserve of Golden Gate National Recreation Area where hiking trails abound and there’s no shortage of views. Kayakers and stand-up paddleboarders cross the Golden Gate Bridge to escape the city and explore the calm coves around Sausalito, Tiburon, and nearby Angel Island State Park. Pioneer and military installations stand alongside new developments and protected open land, creating an area rich in culture, history, and nature. Whether you want to see the city from a new perspective or try a new outdoor activity altogether, the Marin Headlands are rich in outdoor adventure.
Outdoor Classes and Group Tours
REI offers guided tours and classes around and near the Marin Headlands. Classes sell out quickly. Only available on select days.