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Point Bonita
Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California

Point Bonita is the westernmost tip of the Marin headlands on the north shore of the Golden Gate. A lighthouse was built in 1877, perched precariously on a knife-edge ridge 120 feet above the water.

The lighthouse is reached via a 120 foot tunnel through solid rock, a walkway, and a suspension bridge made necessary by erosion of the original trail. It is a short but exciting hike and a dramatic place to be in any weather.


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The trail out Point Bonita to the lighthouse

The trail out Point Bonita to the lighthouse

The trail out Point Bonita to the lighthouse

Marin Headlands, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California

Date photographed: August 29, 2005
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Above the former lifeboat station at Point Bonita

Above the former lifeboat station at Point Bonita

Above the former lifeboat station at Point Bonita

Marin Headlands, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California

Date photographed: August 29, 2005
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Approaching Point Bonita Lighthouse north of the Golden Gate

Approaching Point Bonita Lighthouse north of the Golden Gate

Approaching Point Bonita Lighthouse north of the Golden Gate

Marin Headlands, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California

Date photographed: August 29, 2005
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The suspension bridge to Point Bonita Lighthouse

The suspension bridge to Point Bonita Lighthouse

The suspension bridge to Point Bonita Lighthouse

Marin Headlands, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California

Date photographed: August 29, 2005
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Next to the Point Bonita Lighthouse

Next to the Point Bonita Lighthouse

Next to the Point Bonita Lighthouse

Marin Headlands, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California

Date photographed: August 29, 2005
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