We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Marin Headlands, Sausalito, CA
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 18 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 10
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Nike Missile Site - highly recommend!

If you'd told me that learning about a Nike Missile Site would be one of the highlights of my birthday, I'd have said you were nuts. But we stumbled upon a tour on a beautiful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
RobinHouston_TX
Add Photo Write a Review

18 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 16: English reviews
Level Contributor
36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

If you'd told me that learning about a Nike Missile Site would be one of the highlights of my birthday, I'd have said you were nuts. But we stumbled upon a tour on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, and I was enthralled. This is the only "functioning" missile site left for education purposes in the country, and Dick and Alex (who... More 

Helpful?
Thank RobinHouston_TX
Alexandria, Virginia
Level Contributor
277 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is a former World War II military post that stands at the edge of the Pacific Ocean. Fort Cronkhite is one of the few examples of these World War II "mobilization posts" remaining in the country. The fort's barracks, mess halls, and other structures are preserved to tell the story of the soldiers who waited here for an enemy... More 

Helpful?
Thank dcr1837
Palm Bay Florida
Level Contributor
134 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

You have some fabulous views though it is crowded at times.....buses do run there from the city San Francisco

Helpful?
Thank RogerPsz
Bakersfield, California
Level Contributor
307 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful and relaxing place to get away from the crowds—for an hour or a day. There are trails to be hiked in the hills above the old fort, where you have stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco and the bay. But the draw for us was Rodeo Beach. It is serene, with very low... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jon R
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

A quick drive across the GG Bridge, quick turnoff, and you are in the Marin Headlands. You'll pass the Marine Mammal Center, which is also worth a visit. At the end of the road, park and take a nice hike or just hang out on Rodeo Beach. I frequently take my dog out here for a little hike.

Helpful?
1 Thank Laura H
Mill Valley, California
Level Contributor
84 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

Fort Cronkite has it all...beaches, abandoned bunkers, hiking trails, surfer watching...all with spectacular views...there's something for everyone.

Helpful?
1 Thank Sunfl0wer3
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
1,945 reviews
1,235 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 561 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

Visiting old Ft. Cronkhite offers you the opportunity to climb high up the hills for spectacular views of the Golden Gate, San Francisco and the bay. There are a number of ancillary trails for those interested. Tour the site of a WWII shore battery and remnants as well. Enjoyable but it's cool and windy, so be prepared! ...

Helpful?
1 Thank David B L
Sacramento
Level Contributor
118 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

After a brief hike on a paved (but steep) trail we arrived at the 16" naval gun that is on display outside of the bunker. We were able to take a tour provided by a docent who is a retired ranger. Lots of history here and the restoration that has taken place so far was amazing to see. The views... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank CLo976
San Jose, California
Level Contributor
75 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015

Visited some of the Forts when driving back from Sausalito. Interesting learning about some of the history of the area and why they placed these military bases in the North Bay.

Helpful?
1 Thank CJ2020
miami
Level Contributor
223 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015

Great place to stop on the way to Sausalito. The surfers were having a blast on the great beach and we spent an hour on the rustic trails above the crashing surf. Wish we had planned more time! Amazing wildflowers in bloom in March. Careful with young kids because the trails have no guard rails. Really worth the time!

Helpful?
1 Thank cbarney2003

Travellers who viewed Fort Cronkhite also viewed

Sausalito, Marin County
 
Sausalito, Marin County
Sausalito, Marin County
 

Been to Fort Cronkhite? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Fort Cronkhite staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?