On the Point Bonita Lighthouse Sunset Tour, you will enjoy stunning sunset views and learn the compelling story of this landmark. The tour will include elements of natural and cultural history as well as thought-provoking guided discussion that ties the lighthouse’s history to our present.
This 90-minute tour starts at the Point Bonita Trailhead where you will check in with a ranger. Led by the ranger, the group will go on a half mile hike to the lighthouse, which includes a downhill slope, a hand carved tunnel, and a suspension bridge to the lighthouse itself. The suspension bridge has a sheer drop on either side.
Each ticket allows one individual to attend this guided hike and tour of the historic Point Bonita Lighthouse. This includes access beyond the Point Bonita Tunnel which is otherwise closed to the public. This trail is not ADA accessible. Please let us know of any reasonable accommodations you may need. A maximum of 8 tickets can be purchased at a time for each tour.
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This program is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather or poor air quality. Participants will be notified of cancellation as soon as possible and refunded. Please check our website for current alerts and conditions.
Please arrive 15 minutes before program start time for check in.
At its steepest, this trail is at a 27% grade for about 50 feet of trail. It is a moderate to flat slope. The trail is paved for the first half of the route, and is a mix of dirt, gravel, pavement, and wood surfaces for the latter half. There are two steps required to enter inside the lighthouse building. Check the trail overview page for more informati on, including a trail profile. This trail is not ADA accessible. Please let us know of any reasonable accommodations you may need 5 days prior to the program start date by calling 415-331-1540.
Please be advised that the suspension bridge leading to the Point Bonita Lighthouse will close during high winds, and visitors will not be allowed to the cross to the lighthouse. In this instance, the tour will conclude in the area before the bridge. There are no refunds in this instance.
Parking is available at the Point Bonita Trailhead parking lot and the Battery Alexander parking lot. There are two ADA accessible parking spots at or near the trailhead.
Cell phone service is good at this location, but as a precaution we recommend downloading or printing your ticket before arrival.
We strongly recommend bringing a headlamp or flashlight for the hike back after the program. It can get cold at night, so layers are recommended as well. Bring water if desired.
Glass containers, alcohol, drones, and pets are not allowed. If you bring valuables to the Marin Headlands, we recommend taking them on the tour. Car break-ins do happen.
Pit toilets are located by the ADA parking across the roundabout from the Point Bonita Trailhead. Flush toilets and water are available at the Marin Headlands Visitor Center parking lot restrooms.
Pass discounts will only be accepted in person and cannot be used while ordering online. If you have a Golden Age, Golden Access, Interagency Lifetime Senior, Interagency Access, or Interagency Annual Senior Pass, show us the pass when you check in for the program, and you will be reimbursed 50% of the value for one ticket in your purchase after the program.