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Marin County

From Point Reyes to the Marin Headlands and Golden Gate Bridge, Marin County’s Pacific coastline is rugged, incredibly beautiful, and almost entirely protected, either for parks or agriculture. Much of it is within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA). The terrain can present challenges to wheelchair riders, but there are some accessible trails, including a wonderful boardwalk through Muir Woods and several in Point Reyes National Seashore; accessible Stinson and Muir beaches; and scenic drives and opportunities for observing whales and other wildlife.

Marin's Bay shoreline, from Black Point near Sonoma County to the Golden Gate Bridge, is richly varied, with wide marshes, forested hills, wildlife reserves, beaches, coves, and urban areas. North of San Rafael, not much of the shoreline is accessible. From San Rafael south, however, a string of parks offer waterfront trails, fishing piers, and outstanding birdwatching, particularly at Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District and Bothin Marsh/Bayfront Park. In Tiburon you can roll 3 miles on the Peninsula Historic Trail and take a ferry to Angel Island State Park, where you can hike the island's perimeter trail and visit historic buildings like the Immigration Station, a detention center from 1910 to 1940 for Chinese and other Asian immigrants.

 

 

Las Gallinas Valley Ponds
Las Gallinas Valley Ponds (Eileen Ecklund)
Las Gallinas Valley PondsBothin Marsh and Sausalito-Mill Valley PathPoint Reyes National SeashoreStinson Beach

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