A Beautiful Marin Hike: Fairfax to San Francisco

Fairfax to San Francisco

EveryTrail – Find the best Hiking in Marin, California

I like long adventure hikes, so I set out after sunrise one Wednesday morning to see whether it was possible to hike from my house in Fairfax to San Francisco only on trails.

This hike includes the beauty of Deer Park, Phoenix Lake, Mt. Tam, Muir Woods, the Marin Headlands, and the Golden Gate Bridge. What more could you want in one day?

Photo titles and descriptions lead you along the experience and provides pointers to the trailheads in which I took. There are a few other routes one could take. As far as I could tell, this route is the quickest.

I loved this beautiful Marin hike from Fairfax to San Francisco and I look forward to doing it again sometime. Next time with brave friends!

Here is a link to the hike description at EveryTrail

Bring plenty of food, sunscreen, and a large water reservoir.
There’s a cafe with a free water station and food for sale in Muir Woods.
My GPS tracker states that this hike was 24 miles, which did not include 2/3 of the GG Bridge distance.
All in all, I believe this hike is 25 miles – for what that’s worth.
Bring an up-to-date map, as not every trail is marked or marked according to my Rambler’s Guide map.
The 24 bus line in San Francisco can bring you back to Fairfax for $5.25. Busses leave every 10 minutes from the south end of the bridge.Have fun!

May 09, 2012
Trip Location: Fairfax, California, United States
Length: 25 miles
Duration: 10 hours
Activity: Hiking
Trip viewed 637 times

Author: Sean Fargo
About Sean Fargo At the peak of his career as Director of Asian Operations for AsiaEXP, Sean Fargo traded in his worldly aspirations to explore the inner life by ordaining as a Buddhist monk for two years in the Thai Theravada tradition. Since disrobing in 2010, he has supported thousands of meditation practitioners at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, facilitated mindfulness classes in San Quentin and Solano State Prisons, and has lead several workshops at Inward Bound Mindfulness Education teen retreats. A dedicated student of spirituality and mindfulness, he has studied with Jack Kornfield, Analayo Bhikkhu, Phillip Moffitt, and many other teachers in the US and Asia. His teaching path is guided by Guy Armstrong, Senior Teachers Council member for both Spirit Rock Meditation Center and Insight Meditation Society. Founder of MindfulnessExercises.com, he offers secular mindfulness e-courses with certifications available for personal and professional skill sets. Enrolled in New Ventures West's Coaching Certification Program, Sean expects to certify as an Integral Life Coach in November 2014. He graduated with honors from University of California at Santa Barbara’s Global Studies Department in 2000. Sean offers private instruction to adults, teens, companies, and organizations. Contact Sean Fargo for more info.

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