Walk Across the Entire Golden Gate Bridge
Distance: About 3 Miles (5 km) to go from one parking lot to the anchorage for the cables at the far end of the Bridge and then walk back. if you go all the way from parking lot to parking lot for the familiar postcard views it’s about 3.5 miles for the round trip (just under 6 km).
Time: Allow plenty of time to take photos, enjoy the views and the way the light changes on San Francisco as the sun moves overhead. If you start from the northern end of the Bridge, there is a snack shop at the southern end where you can stop for a treat mid-walk. We think you need a minimum of two hours to enjoy the walk, though it can be done more quickly.
The video below shows the sidewalk as you travel from the San Francisco side to the Sausalito side, starting in the fog and ending up under sunny blue skies! It’s taken from a bike but gives you a good feel for the walking experience, though they don’t show the great views along the way.