Spectacular scenery, amazing temperature changes, panoramic views of both Mount Tamalpaias and San Francisco on this short, refreshing hike. Point Bonita is rich in nautical history dating back to late 1700s and much of the other infrastructure dates back to 1902 with the consturction of the first US military installations.
Today, the military property is decommissioned and most of the buildings in the area are used for recreational purposes. Besides the visitor's center, there is a wealth of other attractions including a wildlife rehabilitation facility, a hostel for international travelers, a YMCA, etc.
If you want to visit the Point Bonita light house, be sure you come Saturday, Sunday or Monday only between the hours of 12:30 and 15:30. As you can see from my picutre, the metal gate to the tunnel is locked if you miss the time.