If you’re looking for a Golden Gate map, you’ve come to the right place; currently I’ve collected 34 free Golden Gate National Recreation Area maps to view and download. (PDF files and external links will open in a new window.) On this page you’ll find maps covering all aspects of the national park – hiking trails and walking tours for all areas of the park. You can also browse best-selling San Francisco maps and guidebooks on Amazon.
Golden Gate brochure maps
Here’s a Golden Gate National Recreation Area map, zoomed out to show all the National Park Service lands around San Francisco. Click the image to view a full size JPG (400 kb) or download the PDF (2.7 mb).
Here’s a north Golden Gate map (1.2 mb), focused on the park lands north of the Golden Gate Bridge, including the Marin Headlands and Muir Woods. This is labeled on the map above as “see below for detail.”
This is a south Golden Gate map (1.2 mb), labeled on the top map as “see other side for detail.” This map focuses on park lands south of the Golden Gate Bridge: Lands End, Fort Mason, Crissy Field, Presidio, etc.
Here’s an older Golden Gate National Recreation Area map, flatter with fewer colors, making for easier legibility after printing. Click the image to view a full size JPG (500 kb) or download the PDF (600 kb).
Here’s a Golden Gate detail map, zooming in on the area shown on the previous map as “see other side for detail.” Click the image to view a full size JPG (2.0 mb) or download the PDF (1.5 mb).
Muir Woods maps
Muir Woods is its own national park unit, but below I’ve included a few Muir Woods maps here since it’s managed by Golden Gate National Recreation Area. I also have a separate page for Muir Woods maps.
This is the official Muir Woods map from the brochure, showing the trails from the visitor center to the Cathedral Grove and Bohemian Grove. Click the image to view a full size JPG (85 kb) or download the PDF (650 kb).
Here is a Muir Woods trail map that shows the hiking trails within Muir Woods National Monument as well as the surrounding area. Click the image to view a full size JPG (275 kb) or download the PDF (100 kb).
This Muir Woods trail map is full color and shows topographic lines for the entire region, including Muir Woods and Mount Tamalpais. Click the image to view a full size JPG (800 kb) or download the PDF (7.5 mb).
Similarly, Alcatraz is its own national park unit, but below I’ve included two Alcatraz maps here since it’s also managed by Golden Gate National Recreation Area. You can also check out the Alcatraz maps page which includes several more historical maps of the prison.
Marin Headlands maps
The Marin Headlands detail map (400 kb) zooms in on the west part of the previous map to the area around Rodeo Beach, the Nike Missile Site, Marin Headlands Visitor Center, and Point Bonita Lighthouse.
This Fort Baker walking tour map (300 kb) shows the route of the cell phone audio walking tour, numbering the stop locations. The tour takes about three hours, but you can call in and virtually take it from anywhere!
Lands End maps
The black-and-white Lands End map (700 kb) zooms out a bit further than the map above, showing the Coastal Trail all the way to the Presidio. Visitor services such as parking, food, and visitor centers are also shown.
This Lands End detail map (300 kb) zooms in on the far northwest corner of Lands End, showing Point Lobos, the Sutro Bath ruins, the Cliff House, and the north end of Ocean Beach. (Note that north is to the right.)
Presidio and Fort Mason maps
This Crissy Field map (1.0 mb) covers the area from the Golden Gate Bridge on the west to Fort Mason to the east, centered on the tidal marsh and historic airfield. Parking and visitor services are labeled.
Here’s a Presidio map (1.7 mb), labeling the walking paths, hiking trails, viewpoints, picnic areas, and other services. One interesting feature is that this map shows the dates of construction for Presidio buildings.
The black-and-white Presidio map (1.4 mb) is virtually identical to the color map above. The key difference is that because it’s in grayscale, it’ll print a bit nicer if you only have a black-and-white printer.
This is a Presidio vegetation map (350 kb), showing the types of ground cover found in the Presidio today. Also fun: it shows the former plant communities that covered this area before the Presidio was built.
Golden Gate beach maps
The Stinson Beach map (80 kb) shows this beach way up north, beyond the Marin Headlands and Mount Tamalpais State Park. Hike here from Muir Woods on the Dipsea Trail for beautiful views of coastal California.
Southern Golden Gate maps
The Milagra Ridge trail map includes the former launch sites of Nike missiles as well as parking, restrooms, and trails. Click the image to view a full size JPG (500 kb) or download the PDF (900 kb).
The Sweeney Ridge trail map zooms in on Sweeney Ridge and the surrounding landscape south of San Francisco. Click the image to view a full size JPG (800 kb) or download the PDF (5.5 mb).
Here’s a Mori Point trail map showing additional detail of the trails near Mori Point, including topographic lines. Click the image to view a full size JPG (400 kb) or download the PDF (1.9 mb).
Golden Gate geologic maps
This San Francisco geologic map (3.8 mb) shows the rock types of the park lands in Golden Gate as well as the rest of San Francisco. A legend here shows the rock types you’ll find on each of these three maps.
Here’s a Marin County geologic map (2.9 mb) that focuses on the park lands and surrounding area north of the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County. You’ll also see Point Reyes National Seashore included as well.
The Marin Headlands geologic map (550 kb) focuses only on the land immediately north of the Golden Gate Bridge. It’s also shown as an inset in the map above, but I’ve cropped it down in case this is all you want.
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