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All Hikes in Bay Area, California

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Location Hike Length Elevation
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Overall
Rating
Difficulty
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Crowd
Factor
Beauty
South Bay New Almaden - Randol - Virl O Norton (Almaden Quicksilver)
A pleasant hike through green rolling hills and wildflowers in spring.    Attractions: panoramic views, forests
7.6 miles 900 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
South Bay Boccardo Loop from Park Entrance (Alum Rock)
A pleasant hike with views of green rolling hills.    Attractions: panoramic views
8.0 miles 1600 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Boccardo Loop from Youth Science Institute (Alum Rock)
Nice hike in Alum Rock Park with panoramic valley views.    Attractions: panoramic views
5.7 miles 1300 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Grand Loop in Alum Rock (Alum Rock)
A long loop covering all major trails in Alum Rock Park.    Attractions: panoramic views, creeks
10.5 miles 2100 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult    levelthree     levelfour
South Bay South Rim Trail (Alum Rock)
A short, sweet hike in Alum Rock.    Attractions: forests, panoramic views
4.2 miles 600 ft ★★★levelthree Easy   leveltwo    levelthree
South Bay Alviso Marina Trail (Alviso Marina)
A loop around salt marshes and ponds.    Attractions: bay views, wildlife
8.7 miles 0 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
South Bay Grand Loop in Alviso Marina (Alviso Marina)
Long walk along salt marshes and ponds of San Francisco Bay.    Attractions: bay views, wildlife
14.5 miles 100 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate  levelone     levelfour
South Bay Mallard Slough Trail from Alviso Marina (Alviso Marina)
A loop around salt marshes and ponds.    Attractions: bay views, wildlife
9.0 miles 0 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
Big Sur Cabezo Prieto Ridge (Andrew Molera)
A classic Big Sur hike from Andrew Molera State Park to Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.    Attractions: ocean views, open spaces, wildflowers, peaks
11.2 miles 4300 ft ★★★★★levelfive Strenuous  levelone     levelfour
Big Sur Post Summit (Andrew Molera)
A steep Big Sur hike in Andrew Molera State Park. Great 360-degree views from the summit.    Attractions: peaks, ocean views, panoramic views, open spaces
8.9 miles 3600 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Big Sur Post Summit - Manuel Peak (Andrew Molera)
A steep Big Sur hike in Andrew Molera State Park to two peaks. Great 360-degree views from Post Summit.    Attractions: peaks, panoramic views, open spaces, ocean views
13.1 miles 5000 ft ★★★★★levelfive Strenuous   leveltwo     levelfour
Big Sur Ridge Trail - Panorama Trail - Bluffs Trail (Andrew Molera)
Great hike through varied terrain including beach walks.    Attractions: beachwalks, ocean views, panoramic views
8.2 miles 1400 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Marin Grand Loop in Angel Island (Angel Island)
Fantastic views from atop Mt Livermore and along the periphery of Angel Island.    Attractions: peaks, bay views
10.6 miles 1400 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate      levelfive     levelfour
Marin Mt Livermore (Angel Island)
Awesome short hike to the highest point in Angel Island.    Attractions: peaks, islands, ocean views
4.7 miles 900 ft ★★★★levelfour Easy     levelfour     levelfour
Marin Mt Livermore and East Perimeter (Angel Island)
Gorgeous hike to Mt Livermore and the eastern section of Angel Island.    Attractions: peaks, ocean views, islands
5.1 miles 900 ft ★★★★levelfour Easy     levelfour     levelfour
Marin Mt Livermore and West Perimeter (Angel Island)
Awesome hike to Mt Livermore and along the western section of Angel Island    Attractions: ocean views, peaks, islands
7.0 miles 1000 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate     levelfour     levelfour
Marin Perimeter Road Around Angel Island (Angel Island)
An easy hike along Perimeter Road, a paved road that circumnavigates Angel Island.    Attractions: islands, ocean views
6.1 miles 800 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate     levelfour    levelthree
Peninsula Atkinson Bluff Trail (Año Nuevo)
A gorgeous hike along bluffs near Pacific Ocean and along long sandy beaches.    Attractions: ocean views
6.2 miles 100 ft ★★★★★levelfive Moderate   leveltwo      levelfive
Peninsula Elephant Seals Hike (Año Nuevo)
Popular winter hike to watch elephant seals at Año Nuevo.    Attractions: wildlife, ocean views, beachwalk
4.0 miles 200 ft ★★★★levelfour Gentle     levelfour     levelfour
East Bay East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail — Part 5 (Anthony Chabot)
Part 5 of the 32-mile East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail, through Redwood Regional Park.    Attractions: forests, redwoods
9.3 miles 1300 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
Marin Dawn Falls (Baltimore Canyon)
A gorgeous, fully shaded, short hike adjoining Larkspur Creek that flows with water after thunderstorms.    Attractions: creeks, waterfalls, forests
2.2 miles 200 ft ★★★★levelfour Gentle    levelthree     levelfour
Marin Dawn Falls — Piedmont Trail (Baltimore Canyon)
A gorgeous, fully shaded, short hike adjoining Larkspur Creek that flows with water after thunderstorms.    Attractions: creeks, waterfalls, forests
4.2 miles 700 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate    levelthree     levelfour
Marin Dawn Falls — Piedmont Trail — King Mountain Loop (Baltimore Canyon)
A gorgeous, fully shaded, short hike adjoining Larkspur Creek that flows with water after thunderstorms. Side trip to King Mountain Loop for panoramic valley views.    Attractions: creeks, waterfalls, forests, panoramic views
7.3 miles 1000 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate    levelthree     levelfour
Marin Grand Loop through Baltimore Canyon, King Mountain & Blithedale Summit (Baltimore Canyon)
A gorgeous, fully shaded, short hike going through hiking trails in three adjacent open space preserves, including a trip to Dawn Falls.    Attractions: creeks, waterfalls, forests, panoramic views
11.9 miles 2200 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult    levelthree     levelfour
Peninsula Ridge to Bridge - 2011 (Bay Area Ridge Trail)
Great long hike along Bay Area Ridge Trail from Sir Francis Drake Blvd in the north to Golden Gate Bridge in the south.    Attractions: wildflowers, ocean views, panoramic views
31.4 miles 4000 ft ★★★★★levelfive Strenuous    levelthree     levelfour
North Bay Bay Point Shoreline Loop (Bay Point Shoreline)
A quiet walk through marshlands with access to Sacramento River.    Attractions: marshlands
2.5 miles 0 ft levelone Gentle   leveltwo  levelone
Peninsula Bay Trail in Sunnyvale - Route I (Bay Trail)
Pleasant walk in Sunnyvale, next to San Francisco Bay.    Attractions: bayviews
9.3 miles 0 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
South Bay Berry Creek Falls from Waddell Beach (Big Basin)
Nice long hike to Berry Creek Falls along Skyline to the Sea trail    Attractions: waterfalls, redwoods, creeks
13.0 miles 1500 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult    levelthree     levelfour
South Bay Berry Creek Falls from Westridge Trail (Big Basin)
An awesome, long hike through varied terrain. The route includes panoramic views from fire roads and ridge trails, fully shaded trails leading to waterfalls and cascades, creek crossings without bridges.    Attractions: creeks, waterfalls, panoramic views, ocean views, forests, redwoods
16.2 miles 3400 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult  levelone     levelfour
South Bay Berry Creek Falls - McAbee Overlook from Waddell Beach (Big Basin)
Nice long hike to Berry Creek Falls along Skyline to the Sea trail, with a side trip to McAbee Overlook. This hike goes through different micro-climates, making it an overall pleasant experience.    Attractions: waterfalls, panoramic views, redwoods, creeks
15.6 miles 2300 ft ★★★★levelfour Strenuous    levelthree     levelfour
South Bay Berry Creek Falls - Route I (Big Basin)
A popular route to Berry Creek Falls, one of the best hikes in the bay area    Attractions: redwoods, creeks, waterfalls
10.0 miles 2200 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult    levelthree     levelfour
South Bay Berry Creek Falls - Route II (Big Basin)
An alternate route to Berry Creek Falls that is almost as scenic.    Attractions: redwoods, ocean views, creeks, waterfalls
9.0 miles 1600 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult    levelthree     levelfour
South Bay Berry Creek Falls - Route III (Big Basin)
A longer route route to Berry Creek Falls, one of the best hikes in the bay area    Attractions: redwoods, creeks, waterfalls
12.0 miles 2900 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult    levelthree     levelfour
South Bay Berry Creek Falls - Route IV (Big Basin)
A longer route route to Berry Creek Falls, one of the best hikes in the bay area    Attractions: redwoods, creeks, waterfalls
12.1 miles 2300 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult    levelthree     levelfour
South Bay Berry Creek Falls - Route V (Big Basin)
A longer route route to Berry Creek Falls, one of the best hikes in the bay area    Attractions: redwoods, creeks, waterfalls
10.8 miles 2200 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult    levelthree     levelfour
South Bay Big Basin to Waddell Creek - Route II (Big Basin)
Beautiful walk through redwoods, also visiting Berry Creek Falls along the way.    Attractions: redwoods, forests, creeks
11.3 miles 2300 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult    levelthree     levelfour
South Bay Buzzard's Roost (Big Basin)
Short hike through redwoods to a vantage point that offers panoramic valley views.    Attractions: panoramic views, redwoods, creeks, peaks
4.8 miles 1400 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Chalk Mountain from Waddell Beach (Big Basin)
A steep hike through rugged terrain to a nice vista point with views of the Pacific and Santa Cruz mountains.    Attractions: ocean views, redwoods
13.6 miles 4000 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult  levelone    levelthree
South Bay Skyline to the Sea Trail - East Ridge Trail (Big Basin)
An awesome hike in Big Basin going through varied terrain.    Attractions: redwoods, forests, panoramic views
11.4 miles 1800 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Big Canyon Park Loop (Big Canyon)
A short hike in Big Canyon Park    Attractions: forests, open spaces
2.2 miles 400 ft levelone Easy    levelthree   leveltwo
North Bay Nortonville - Coal Canyon - Black Diamond (Black Diamond Mines)
Gorgeous route through forests and open spaces of Black Diamond Mines going through mining related attractions in the park.    Attractions: panoramic views
6.0 miles 1500 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
East Bay Brushy Peak Loop (Brushy Peak)
Pleasant hike over green rolling hills.    Attractions: panoramic views
4.8 miles 1000 ft ★★leveltwo Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
Peninsula Butano Trail Camp - Route I (Butano)
Awesome hike through varied terrain in Butano, including redwoods, creeks and ridges.    Attractions: panoramic views, redwoods, forests, creeks
11.4 miles 1900 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Butano Trail Camp - Route II (Butano)
Awesome hike through varied terrain in Butano, including redwoods, creeks and ridges.    Attractions: panoramic views, redwoods, forests, creeks
11.9 miles 1700 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Butano Trail Camp - Route III (Butano)
Awesome hike through varied terrain in Butano, including redwoods, creeks and ridges.    Attractions: panoramic views, redwoods, forests, creeks
10.5 miles 1700 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Butano Trail Camp - Route IV (Butano)
Awesome hike through varied terrain in Butano, including redwoods, creeks and ridges.    Attractions: panoramic views, redwoods, forests, creeks
10.5 miles 2000 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Butano Trail Camp - Route V (Butano)
Awesome hike through varied terrain in Butano, including redwoods, creeks and ridges.    Attractions: panoramic views, redwoods, forests, creeks
13.9 miles 2800 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Grand Loop in Butano (Butano)
Awesome hike through varied terrain in Butano, including redwoods, creeks and ridges.    Attractions: panoramic views, redwoods, forests, creeks
18.0 miles 3300 ft ★★★★levelfour Strenuous   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Little Butano Creek - Ano Nuevo - Candleabra - Route I (Butano)
Awesome hike through varied terrain in Butano, including redwoods, creeks and ridges.    Attractions: panoramic views, redwoods, forests, creeks
8.5 miles 1700 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Little Butano Creek - Ano Nuevo - Candleabra - Route II (Butano)
Gorgeous hike through redwoods and creeks.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
8.2 miles 1900 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Little Butano Creek and Ano Nuevo Trails - Route I (Butano)
Awesome hike through varied terrain in Butano, including redwoods, creeks and ridges.    Attractions: panoramic views, redwoods, forests, creeks
5.1 miles 900 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Little Butano Creek and Ano Nuevo Trails - Route II (Butano)
Awesome hike through varied terrain in Butano, including redwoods, creeks and ridges.    Attractions: panoramic views, redwoods, forests, creeks
5.5 miles 1000 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Little Butano Creek Trail - Route I (Butano)
Awesome hike along Little Butano Creek Trail that meanders next to Little Butano Creek for about two miles.    Attractions: panoramic views, redwoods, forests, creeks
4.3 miles 500 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Little Butano Creek - Route II (Butano)
Awesome hike along Little Butano Creek Trail that meanders next to Little Butano Creek for about two miles.    Attractions: panoramic views, redwoods, forests, creeks
4.6 miles 700 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Long Loop in Butano - I (Butano)
Awesome hike through varied terrain in Butano, including redwoods, creeks and ridges.    Attractions: panoramic views, redwoods, forests, creeks
10.5 miles 1500 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Long Loop in Butano - II (Butano)
Awesome hike through varied terrain in Butano, including redwoods, creeks and ridges.    Attractions: panoramic views, redwoods, forests, creeks
9.1 miles 1400 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Long Loop in Butano - III (Butano)
Awesome hike through varied terrain in Butano, including redwoods, creeks and ridges.    Attractions: panoramic views, redwoods, forests, creeks
9.1 miles 1500 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Long Loop in Butano - IV (Butano)
Awesome hike through varied terrain in Butano, including redwoods, creeks and ridges.    Attractions: panoramic views, redwoods, forests, creeks
12.5 miles 2300 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Ray Linder Memorial - Route I (Butano)
Awesome hike through varied terrain in Butano, including redwoods, creeks and ridges.    Attractions: panoramic views, redwoods, forests, creeks
12.9 miles 2000 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Ray Linder Memorial - Route II (Butano)
Awesome hike through varied terrain in Butano, including redwoods, creeks and ridges.    Attractions: panoramic views, redwoods, forests, creeks
11.4 miles 2000 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Ray Linder Memorial - Route III (Butano)
Awesome hike through varied terrain in Butano, including redwoods, creeks and ridges.    Attractions: panoramic views, redwoods, forests, creeks
11.5 miles 2100 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Ray Linder Memorial - Route IV (Butano)
Awesome hike through varied terrain in Butano, including redwoods, creeks and ridges.    Attractions: panoramic views, redwoods, forests, creeks
13.9 miles 2900 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Ray Linder Memorial via Butano Fire Road - Route I (Butano)
Awesome hike through varied terrain in Butano, including redwoods, creeks and ridges.    Attractions: panoramic views, redwoods, forests, creeks
13.3 miles 2300 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Ray Linder Memorial via Butano Fire Road - Route II (Butano)
Awesome hike through varied terrain in Butano, including redwoods, creeks and ridges.    Attractions: panoramic views, redwoods, forests, creeks
12.9 miles 1900 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Ray Linder Memorial via Butano Fire Road - Route III (Butano)
Awesome hike through varied terrain in Butano, including redwoods, creeks and ridges.    Attractions: panoramic views, redwoods, forests, creeks
11.5 miles 1700 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Ray Linder Memorial via Butano Fire Road - Route IV (Butano)
Awesome hike through varied terrain in Butano, including redwoods, creeks and ridges.    Attractions: panoramic views, redwoods, forests, creeks
11.5 miles 2300 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Ray Linder Memorial via Butano Fire Road - Route V (Butano)
Awesome hike through varied terrain in Butano, including redwoods, creeks and ridges.    Attractions: panoramic views, redwoods, forests, creeks
14.9 miles 3100 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Long Loop in Calero - Route I (Calero)
Great hike through green rolling hills and rugged terrain.    Attractions: panoramic views, forests
8.6 miles 1900 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Long Loop in Calero - Route II (Calero)
Great hike through green rolling hills and rugged terrain.    Attractions: panoramic views, forests
12.3 miles 2400 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Long Loop in Calero - Route III (Calero)
Great hike through green rolling hills and rugged terrain.    Attractions: panoramic views, forests
9.0 miles 2300 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Long Loop in Calero - Route IV (Calero)
Great hike through green rolling hills and rugged terrain.    Attractions: panoramic views, forests
12.9 miles 2600 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Long Loop in Calero - Route V (Calero)
Great hike through green rolling hills and rugged terrain.    Attractions: panoramic views, forests
15.4 miles 2600 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Short Loop in Calero - Route I (Calero)
Great hike through green rolling hills and rugged terrain.    Attractions: panoramic views, forests
7.7 miles 1600 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Short Loop in Calero - Route II (Calero)
Great hike through green rolling hills and rugged terrain.    Attractions: panoramic views, forests
5.0 miles 1100 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Short Loop in Calero - Route III (Calero)
Great hike through green rolling hills and rugged terrain.    Attractions: panoramic views, forests
5.4 miles 700 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Short Loop in Calero - Route IV (Calero)
Great hike through green rolling hills and rugged terrain.    Attractions: panoramic views, forests
6.2 miles 1200 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Bay Trail in Candlestick Point (Candlestick Point)
A short walk next to San Francisco Bay. Part of the walk is near Highway 1 where traffic noise is prominent.    Attractions: bay views
2.1 miles 50 ft levelone Easy      levelfive    levelthree
Peninsula Candlestick Point (Candlestick Point)
A short walk next to San Francisco Bay. Part of the walk is along a fishing pier.    Attractions: bay views
2.5 miles 50 ft ★★leveltwo Easy    levelthree    levelthree
Marin Cascade Falls - Pine Mountain (Cascade Canyon)
A route that explores all the trails in the western section of Cascade Canyon Open Space Preserve, all the way to Pine Mountain. The trails go through varied terrain like forests, creeks, waterfalls and ridges offering panoramic valley views.    Attractions: waterfalls, forests, creeks, panoramic views
8.0 miles 1800 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Marin Cascade Falls - Route I (Cascade Canyon)
A short hike to a small-sized waterfall in Marin. Parking at the trail head is very tight.    Attractions: waterfalls, forests, creeks
1.6 miles 200 ft ★★★★levelfour Gentle    levelthree     levelfour
Marin Cascade Falls - Route II (Cascade Canyon)
A short hike to a small-sized waterfall and the trails adjoining nearby creeks in Cascade Canyon. Parking at the trail head is very tight.    Attractions: waterfalls, forests, creeks
2.9 miles 500 ft ★★★★levelfour Easy    levelthree     levelfour
Peninsula Chalk Mountain from Cascade Ranch (Cascade Ranch)
Pleasant hike through redwoods.    Attractions: peaks, redwoods
5.4 miles 1300 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
Peninsula Short Hike in Cascade Ranch (Cascade Ranch)
Gorgeous redwood hike to a vista point that offers panoramic valley views.    Attractions: panoramic views, redwoods
2.4 miles 1000 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate  levelone     levelfour
South Bay Castle Rock Hike from Park HQ - Route I (Castle Rock)
Quick hike in Castle Rock.    Attractions: rock formations, forests
2.8 miles 800 ft ★★★levelthree Easy    levelthree     levelfour
South Bay Castle Rock Hike from Park HQ - Route II (Castle Rock)
A classic short hike in Castle Rock. A third of the route is over stony terrain providing beautiful views of Santa Cruz Mountains. The rest of the hike is shaded by forest.    Attractions: forests, creeks, rock formations, panoramic views
5.4 miles 1000 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate     levelfour     levelfour
South Bay Castle Rock Hike from Park HQ - Route III (Castle Rock)
Pleasant, shaded walk through Castle Rock.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
7.0 miles 1000 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Castle Rock Hike from Park HQ - Route IV (Castle Rock)
Pleasant, shaded walk through Castle Rock.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
13.0 miles 1600 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Castle Rock Hike from Park HQ - Route IX (Castle Rock)
Pleasant hike in the western section of Castle Rock.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
25.2 miles 3000 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Castle Rock Hike from Park HQ - Route V (Castle Rock)
Pleasant hike in the western section of Castle Rock.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
14.2 miles 1700 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Castle Rock Hike from Park HQ - Route VI (Castle Rock)
Pleasant hike in the western section of Castle Rock.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
22.0 miles 2500 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Castle Rock Hike from Park HQ - Route VII (Castle Rock)
Pleasant, shaded walk through Castle Rock.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
16.2 miles 2200 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Castle Rock Hike from Park HQ - Route VIII (Castle Rock)
Pleasant hike in the western section of Castle Rock.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
17.4 miles 2200 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Castle Rock Hike from Saratoga Gap - Route I (Castle Rock)
Pleasant, shaded walk through redwoods adjoining Highway 9.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
7.2 miles 1000 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Castle Rock Hike from Saratoga Gap - Route II (Castle Rock)
Pleasant, shaded walk through redwoods adjoining Highway 9.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
9.4 miles 900 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Castle Rock Hike from Saratoga Gap - Route III (Castle Rock)
Pleasant, shaded walk through Castle Rock.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
10.3 miles 1100 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Castle Rock Hike from Saratoga Gap - Route IV (Castle Rock)
Pleasant hike in the western section of Castle Rock.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
15.0 miles 1900 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Castle Rock Hike from Saratoga Gap - Route IX (Castle Rock)
Pleasant hike in the western section of Castle Rock.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
22.0 miles 2500 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Castle Rock Hike from Saratoga Gap - Route V (Castle Rock)
Great hike through quiet, shaded trails in Castle Rock.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
12.2 miles 2000 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Castle Rock Hike from Saratoga Gap - Route VI (Castle Rock)
Pleasant, shaded walk through Castle Rock.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
13.0 miles 1600 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Castle Rock Hike from Saratoga Gap - Route VII (Castle Rock)
Pleasant hike in the western section of Castle Rock.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
18.5 miles 2300 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Castle Rock Hike from Saratoga Gap - Route VIII (Castle Rock)
Pleasant hike in the western section of Castle Rock.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
14.2 miles 1700 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Castle Rock Hike from Saratoga Gap - Route X (Castle Rock)
Pleasant, shaded walk through redwoods adjoining Highway 9 and Highway 35.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
10.3 miles 1200 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Castle Rock Hike from Saratoga Gap - Route XI (Castle Rock)
Pleasant, shaded walk through redwoods adjoining Highway 9.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
13.5 miles 1600 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Castle Rock Hike from Saratoga Gap - Route XII (Castle Rock)
Pleasant hike in the western section of Castle Rock.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
18.3 miles 2200 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Castle Rock Hike from Saratoga Gap - Route XIII (Castle Rock)
Great hike through quiet, shaded trails in Castle Rock.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
15.4 miles 2000 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Castle Rock Hike from Saratoga Gap - Route XIV (Castle Rock)
Pleasant, shaded walk through Castle Rock.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
16.2 miles 2200 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Castle Rock Hike from Saratoga Gap - Route XV (Castle Rock)
Pleasant hike in the western section of Castle Rock.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
21.7 miles 2600 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Castle Rock Hike from Saratoga Gap - Route XVI (Castle Rock)
Pleasant hike in the western section of Castle Rock.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
17.4 miles 2200 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Castle Rock Hike from Saratoga Gap - Route XVII (Castle Rock)
Pleasant hike in the western section of Castle Rock.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
25.2 miles 3000 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Castle Rock Hike from Saratoga Gap - Route XVIII (Castle Rock)
Great shaded hike through redwoods. The last two miles are along a paved road with residences.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
6.5 miles 900 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate    levelthree     levelfour
South Bay Castle Rock Hike from Waterman Gap - Route I (Castle Rock)
Pleasant hike in south-west section of Castle Rock.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
8.9 miles 1100 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate    levelthree     levelfour
South Bay Castle Rock Hike from Waterman Gap - Route II (Castle Rock)
Pleasant hike in the western section of Castle Rock.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
14.0 miles 1800 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Castle Rock Hike from Waterman Gap - Route III (Castle Rock)
Pleasant hike in the western section of Castle Rock.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
18.5 miles 2300 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Castle Rock Hike from Waterman Gap - Route IV (Castle Rock)
Pleasant hike in the western section of Castle Rock.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
22.0 miles 2500 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Castle Rock Hike from Waterman Gap - Route V (Castle Rock)
Pleasant hike in the western section of Castle Rock.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
18.3 miles 2200 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Castle Rock Hike from Waterman Gap - Route VI (Castle Rock)
Pleasant hike in the western section of Castle Rock.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
21.7 miles 2600 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Castle Rock Hike from Waterman Gap - Route VII (Castle Rock)
Pleasant hike in the western section of Castle Rock.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
25.2 miles 3000 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Michaels Summit - Route I (Castle Rock)
A decent cardiovascular workout through redwoods to a remote section of Castle Rock.    Attractions: peaks, redwoods, forests
5.1 miles 1000 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate  levelone    levelthree
South Bay Michaels Summit - Route II (Castle Rock)
A decent cardiovascular workout through redwoods to a remote section of Castle Rock.    Attractions: peaks, redwoods, forests
4.4 miles 1000 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate  levelone    levelthree
Peninsula Centennial Way (Centennial Way)
An urban walk along a paved bike trail between South San Francisco BART Station and San Bruno BART Station.    Attractions: wildflowers
4.8 miles 100 ft levelone Easy     levelfour  levelone
Marin Grand Loop in China Camp (China Camp)
Great long hike through varied terrain including shoreline walks and green rolling hills.    Attractions: bay views, panoramic views, forests, beachwalks
11.8 miles 1200 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Long Loop in Coal Creek (Coal Creek)
Pleasant hike through forests and creek crossings.    Attractions: forests
5.6 miles 1500 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
North Bay Long Loop in Contra Loma Park (Contra Loma)
Relaxed hike around Contra Loma lake and the hills nearby.    Attractions: lakes, panoramic views
5.7 miles 600 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate     levelfour     levelfour
Peninsula Cowell Purisima Trail (Cowell Purisima)
A relaxed easy stroll along the Pacific.    Attractions: ocean views, wildflowers
6.4 miles 200 ft ★★★levelthree Easy    levelthree    levelthree
Peninsula Cowell Ranch Beach Walk (Cowell Ranch)
A pleasant walk to a quiet and infrequently visited beach near Half Moon Bay.    Attractions: beachwalks, wildflowers, ocean views
2.4 miles 150 ft ★★★levelthree Easy   leveltwo    levelthree
East Bay Bayview Trail (Coyote Hills)
A quiet walk through marshlands and trails adjoining San Francisco Bay.    Attractions: bay views, marshlands, panoramic views
3.3 miles 100 ft ★★★levelthree Easy    levelthree     levelfour
East Bay Short Hike in Coyote Hils (Coyote Hills)
Short and sweet hike through marshes and hills overlooking San Francisco Bay.    Attractions: bay views, panoramic views
3.3 miles 300 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate     levelfour     levelfour
South Bay Mummy Mountain - Coyote Ridge - Calaveras - Valley Oak (Coyote Lake - Harvey Bear)
A long relaxed walk over green rolling hills.    Attractions: panoramic views, lakes, peaks
12.3 miles 1200 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Sawyer Camp Trail (Crystal Springs)
A popular jogging, hiking and biking trail in San Mateo adjoining a large lake.    Attractions: lakes, panoramic views
12.0 miles 300 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate      levelfive    levelthree
East Bay Cull Canyon to Chabot Staging Area (Cull Canyon)
Pleasant hike through varied terrain, best visited in spring or winter.    Attractions: forests, creeks, panoramic views
6.5 miles 1300 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
East Bay Cull Canyon to Proctor Staging Area (Cull Canyon)
Pleasant hike through varied terrain, best visited in spring or winter.    Attractions: forests, creeks, panoramic views
8.8 miles 1700 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Cupertino Memorial Park Loop (Cupertino Memorial Park)
A short walk around Cupertino Memorial Park featuring a duck pond and a veterans memorial.    Attractions: lakes
0.8 miles 0 ft ★★leveltwo Gentle      levelfive   leveltwo
Far Away Corkscrew Peak (Death Valley)
A desert peak with outstanding views. One of the easier peaks listed by the Desert Peaks Section of Sierra Club, the route is a combination of cross country hiking and walking along a well maintained trail. If you enjoy desert peaks near Death Valley, check out DPS List of Peaks.    Attractions: cross-country, scrambling, panoramic views, peaks
9.5 miles 4000 ft ★★★★★levelfive Strenuous  levelone      levelfive
Far Away Darwin Falls (Death Valley)
“Punctuated with idyllic waterfalls and irrigated by a ovely perennial creek, the deep narrows of Darwin Canyon are among the most lush and beautiful in the park. The short walk to the lower waterfall is a wonderful illustration of the miracle of water in the desert. The challenging climb through the serene upper narrows to China Garden Spring is a gem for the experienced hiker.” — Michel Digonnet.    Attractions: waterfalls, scrambling
2.0 miles 200 ft ★★★★levelfour Gentle  levelone    levelthree
Far Away Fall Canyon (Death Valley)
“You can't go wrong with Fall Canyon. It is easily accessed, easy to walk, and one of the two or three most consistently deep and narrow canyons in the park. Its majestic cliffs and winding corridors are likely to inspire even the most seasoned desert hiker.” — Michel Digonnet.    Attractions: rock formations, scrambling
8.8 miles 1800 ft ★★★★★levelfive Difficult  levelone      levelfive
Far Away Mosaic Canyon (Death Valley)
“For its diversity of scenery, easy walking, and convenient access, Mosaic Canyon is one of the most popular hiking destinations in the park. If Death Valley is new to you, the lower canyon is a good introduction to the unexpected delights of desert canyons. It has tortuous narrows with colorful mosaics, finely polished marble, and interesting geology. The upper canyon, far less visited, will appeal even to seasoned desert rats for its sculptured narrows, rugged canyons, and hard-to-reach Twin Springs.” — Michel Digonnet.    Attractions: panoramic views, rock formations, scrambling
5.9 miles 1800 ft ★★★★★levelfive Moderate  levelone      levelfive
East Bay East Shore & Ridgeline Trails — Long Loop (Del Valle)
A gorgeous route through hills to the east of Del Valle lake. It offers lake views from various angles, close and afar.    Attractions: panoramic views, forests, lakes
11.5 miles 2400 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
East Bay East Shore Trail in Del Valle (Del Valle)
Great hike meandering along the east shore of Del Valle Lake. Best visited in spring when hills are lush green.    Attractions: lakes, panoramic views
9.3 miles 800 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo      levelfive
East Bay Sausal Creek and Palos Colorados Trail (Dimond Canyon)
Wonderful walk next to Sausal Creek, followed by Palos Colorados Trail, which meanders along a cool redwood canyon.    Attractions: creeks, redwoods, forests
5.5 miles 800 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
East Bay Sausal Creek Walk (Dimond Canyon)
Pleasant walk next to Sausal Creek in Oakland.    Attractions: creeks, forests
3.8 miles 400 ft ★★★levelthree Easy    levelthree    levelthree
East Bay Don Castro Loop (Don Castro)
A short walk around the calm blue Don Castro Lake.    Attractions: lakes, forests
2.1 miles 0 ft ★★★levelthree Gentle    levelthree    levelthree
East Bay Tolman Peak - Jordan Lake (Dry Creek Pioneer)
A pleasant walk through green rolling hills offering panoramic valley views.    Attractions: panoramic views, peaks
9.8 miles 1800 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
North Bay 32-Mile East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail (East Bay Skyline)
A long hike through five adjacent parks in East Bay.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
32.3 miles 4200 ft ★★★★levelfour Strenuous   leveltwo    levelthree
Peninsula Eaton Park Loop (Eaton)
A short hike in Eaton Park    Attractions: forests
2.3 miles 700 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
Peninsula Grand Loop in Eaton - Big Canyon Park (Eaton)
A short and sweet hike in Eaton - Big Canyon Park    Attractions: forests, panoramic views
4.3 miles 900 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
East Bay Monument Peak from Ed Levin (Ed Levin)
Great hike through green rolling hills with panoramic views of San Francisco Bay.    Attractions: peaks, panoramic views
9.2 miles 2200 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Grand Loop in Edgewood (Edgewood)
Great hike through green rolling hills in Edgewood Park.    Attractions: wildflowers, panoramic views
7.2 miles 1100 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
Peninsula Short Loop in Edgewood (Edgewood)
Nice short loop through green hills and wildflowers in spring.    Attractions: panoramic views, wildflowers
3.4 miles 800 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
Peninsula Short Loop in Edgewood from Canada Road - Route I (Edgewood)
Nice short hike in Edgewood Park from Canada Road trailhead.    Attractions: panoramic views, wildflowers
4.5 miles 600 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
Peninsula Sandstone Formation - Vista Point - Old Growth Redwood (El Corte de Madera Creek)
Gorgeous shaded hike through redwoods and sandstone formations.    Attractions: redwoods, rock formations
8.8 miles 2100 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Bay Area Ridge Trail: Wunderlich to Huddart (El Corte de Madera Creek)
A pleasant walk through forests from Wunderlich Park to Huddart Park.    Attractions: forests
5.7 miles 500 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Aquinas Trail (El Sereno)
Pleasant walk along fire roads, partly shaded.    Attractions: panoramic views
8.4 miles 1500 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
South Bay Aquinas Trail, Loma Vista Trail - Route I (El Sereno)
Pleasant walk along fire roads, partly shaded.    Attractions: panoramic views
4.8 miles 1100 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
South Bay Aquinas Trail, Loma Vista Trail - Route II (El Sereno)
Pleasant walk along fire roads, partly shaded.    Attractions: panoramic views
9.4 miles 1800 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
South Bay Aquinas Trail, Loma Vista Trail, Serenity Trail (El Sereno)
Pleasant walk along fire roads, partly shaded.    Attractions: panoramic views
12.0 miles 2100 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult   leveltwo    levelthree
South Bay Aquinas Trail, Serenity Trail - Route I (El Sereno)
A pleasant walk along fire roads offering panoramic valley views.    Attractions: panoramic views
10.0 miles 1800 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree   leveltwo
South Bay Aquinas Trail, Serenity Trail - Route II (El Sereno)
Pleasant walk along fire roads, partly shaded.    Attractions: panoramic views
7.4 miles 1300 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
Peninsula Fifield-Cahill Ridge Trail (Fifield_Cahill)
A 13-mile section of Bay Area Ridge Trail that can be hiked only by prior registration with SFWater.    Attractions: panoramic views, open spaces
12.7 miles 1700 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult  levelone     levelfour
Peninsula Low Tide Hike in Fitzgerald Marine Reserve (Fitzgerald Marine)
A pretty hike along beaches and bluffs between Fizgerald Marine Reserve and Pillar Point Harbor.    Attractions: low tide, ocean views, beachwalks
5.0 miles 250 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate  levelone     levelfour
East Bay Five Canyons Grand Loop (Five Canyons)
An awesome walk combining urban areas and green rolling hills, with a side trip to the lake in Don Castro Reservoir.    Attractions: panoramic views, forests, lakes
8.0 miles 1300 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
East Bay Five Canyons Medium Loop (Five Canyons)
An awesome walk combining urban areas and green rolling hills.    Attractions: panoramic views, forests
5.7 miles 1000 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
South Bay Los Trancos Trail - Long Loop (Foothills)
Long loop covering all major trails in Foothills Park, going through various micro climates. Los Trancos Trail is the prettiest section of this route.    Attractions: forests, panoramic views, creeks, redwoods, lakes
11.4 miles 2000 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult    levelthree     levelfour
South Bay Los Trancos Trail - Regular Loop (Foothills)
An awesome hike with 21 wooden bridges for creek crossings. Best done in winters after rains when creeks are full of water.    Attractions: creeks, redwoods, forests, panoramic views
7.6 miles 1400 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Los Trancos Trail - Short Loop (Foothills)
Short loop in Foothills park through Los Trancos Trail and Trappers Fire Road.    Attractions: forests, panoramic views
4.5 miles 1000 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
Santa Cruz Aptos Rancho Trail (Forest of Nisene Marks)
Awesome redwood hike all along Aptos Creek, with several creek crossings without bridges.    Attractions: creeks, redwoods, forests
4.5 miles 600 ft ★★★★levelfour Easy   leveltwo     levelfour
Santa Cruz Aptos Rancho Trail - Porter Trail (Forest of Nisene Marks)
Awesome redwood hike all along Aptos Creek, with several creek crossings without bridges.    Attractions: creeks, redwoods, forests
6.9 miles 800 ft ★★★★levelfour Easy   leveltwo     levelfour
Santa Cruz Five Finger Falls - Route I (Forest of Nisene Marks)
Gorgeous hike in Forest of Nisene Marks to a small, seasonal waterfall.    Attractions: waterfalls, creeks, redwoods, forests
11.8 miles 1100 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate    levelthree     levelfour
Santa Cruz Five Finger Falls - Route II (Forest of Nisene Marks)
Gorgeous hike in Nisene Marks to Five Finger Falls.    Attractions: forests, redwoods, waterfalls
15.5 miles 2200 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Santa Cruz Hoffman Historic Site - Route I (Forest of Nisene Marks)
Gorgeous hike in Nisene Marks via Loma Prieta Grade and West Ridge Trail.    Attractions: forests, redwoods
8.0 miles 1300 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Santa Cruz Hoffman Historic Site - Route II (Forest of Nisene Marks)
A shaded route amid redwoods, through West Ridge, Loma Prieta and Bridge Creek Trails.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
9.5 miles 1500 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult    levelthree     levelfour
Santa Cruz Hoffman Historic Site - Route III (Forest of Nisene Marks)
Gorgeous hike in Nisene Marks via Loma Prieta Grade and West Ridge Trail.    Attractions: forests, redwoods
8.7 miles 900 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Santa Cruz Maple Falls and Five Finger Falls - Route I (Forest of Nisene Marks)
An awesome redwood hike to both Maple Falls and Five Finger Falls.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks, waterfalls
18.3 miles 2000 ft ★★★★★levelfive Moderate   leveltwo      levelfive
Santa Cruz Maple Falls and Five Finger Falls - Route II (Forest of Nisene Marks)
An awesome redwood hike to both Maple Falls and Five Finger Falls.    Attractions: forests, redwoods, waterfalls
20.5 miles 2200 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
Santa Cruz Maple Falls and Five Finger Falls - Route III (Forest of Nisene Marks)
An awesome redwood hike to both Maple Falls and Five Finger Falls.    Attractions: waterfalls, forests, redwoods
21.3 miles 3100 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Santa Cruz Maple Falls and Five Finger Falls - Route IV (Forest of Nisene Marks)
An awesome redwood hike to both Maple Falls and Five Finger Falls.    Attractions: waterfalls, forests, redwoods
20.4 miles 3000 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Santa Cruz Maple Falls and Five Finger Falls - Route V (Forest of Nisene Marks)
An awesome redwood hike to both Maple Falls and Five Finger Falls.    Attractions: waterfalls, forests, redwoods
20.8 miles 3700 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Santa Cruz Maple Falls and Five Finger Falls - Route VI (Forest of Nisene Marks)
An awesome redwood hike to both Maple Falls and Five Finger Falls. The route also goes through Sand Point Overlook.    Attractions: waterfalls, forests, redwoods
19.6 miles 2600 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Santa Cruz Maple Falls and Five Finger Falls - Route VII (Forest of Nisene Marks)
An awesome redwood hike to both Maple Falls and Five Finger Falls. The route also goes through Sand Point Overlook.    Attractions: waterfalls, forests, redwoods
19.4 miles 3600 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Santa Cruz Maple Falls - Route I (Forest of Nisene Marks)
An awesome hike to Maple Falls going through redwoods. There are multiple creek crossings without bridges in the last half mile. Best done after a thunderstorm because the waterfall is seasonal and short lived.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks, waterfalls
8.6 miles 800 ft ★★★★★levelfive Moderate   leveltwo      levelfive
Santa Cruz Maple Falls - Route II (Forest of Nisene Marks)
A gorgeous hike to Maple Falls going through redwoods. There are multiple creek crossings without bridges in the last half mile. Best done after a thunderstorm because the waterfall is seasonal and short lived. This route combines valley trails along Bridge Creek with ridge trails for a good overall experience and slightly more elevation gain than the shortest possible route to Maple Falls.    Attractions: forests, redwoods, waterfalls
10.1 miles 1000 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
Santa Cruz Maple Falls III (Forest of Nisene Marks)
Awesome hike to Maple Falls.    Attractions: waterfalls, forests, redwoods
10.9 miles 1700 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Santa Cruz Sand Point Overlook - Five Finger Falls - Route I (Forest of Nisene Marks)
Gorgeous hike in Nisene Marks to Five Finger Falls via Sand Point Overlook.    Attractions: waterfalls, forests, redwoods
16.7 miles 2500 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Santa Cruz Sand Point Overlook - Five Finger Falls - Route II (Forest of Nisene Marks)
Gorgeous hike in Nisene Marks to Five Finger Falls via Sand Point Overlook.    Attractions: waterfalls, forests, redwoods
17.2 miles 2500 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Santa Cruz Sand Point Overlook - Route I (Forest of Nisene Marks)
Nice, shaded hike through Forest of Nisene Marks to an overlook point in the north of the park.    Attractions: forests, redwoods
13.3 miles 1700 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Santa Cruz Sand Point Overlook - Route II (Forest of Nisene Marks)
Nice, shaded hike through Forest of Nisene Marks to an overlook point in the north of the park.    Attractions: forests, redwoods
13.5 miles 2000 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Santa Cruz Sand Point Overlook - Route III (Forest of Nisene Marks)
Nice, shaded hike through Forest of Nisene Marks to an overlook point in the north of the park.    Attractions: forests, redwoods
14.5 miles 1600 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Santa Cruz Sand Point Overlook - Maple Falls - Route I (Forest of Nisene Marks)
Gorgeous hike in Nisene Marks to Maple Falls and Sand Point Overlook.    Attractions: forests, redwoods, waterfalls
15.9 miles 2100 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult    levelthree     levelfour
Santa Cruz Sand Point Overlook - Maple Falls - Route II (Forest of Nisene Marks)
Gorgeous hike in Nisene Marks to Maple Falls and Sand Point Overlook.    Attractions: waterfalls, forests, redwoods
20.2 miles 2700 ft ★★★★levelfour Strenuous   leveltwo     levelfour
Santa Cruz Trout Gulch Trail - Route I (Forest of Nisene Marks)
A short but pleasant walk amid redwoods in Forest of Nisene Marks. Trout Gulch Trail is not shown in all maps and looked overgrown in March 2012.    Attractions: redwoods
6.0 miles 800 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Santa Cruz Trout Gulch Trail - Route II (Forest of Nisene Marks)
A short but pleasant walk amid redwoods in Forest of Nisene Marks. Trout Gulch Trail is not shown in all maps and looked overgrown in March 2012.    Attractions: redwoods
8.1 miles 800 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Santa Cruz West Ridge - Five Finger Falls - Route I (Forest of Nisene Marks)
Gorgeous hike in Nisene Marks to West Ridge and Five Finger Falls.    Attractions: forests, redwoods
18.7 miles 2600 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Santa Cruz West Ridge - Five Finger Falls - Route I (Forest of Nisene Marks)
Awesome hike to West Ridge and Five Finger Falls.    Attractions: waterfalls, forests, redwoods
21.2 miles 3300 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Coastal Hike from Fort Funston to Cliff House (Fort Funston)
Nice walk along a five-mile sandy beach extending from Fort Funston in the south to Cliff House in the north.    Attractions: beachwalks, ocean views
5.3 miles 200 ft ★★★levelthree Easy      levelfive    levelthree
Sonoma Sonoma Lost Coast (Fort Ross)
An adventurous hike along rocky beaches possible only in low tide conditions. Few people go along this route, so the route provides great solitude.    Attractions: scrambling, beachwalks, ocean views
7.1 miles 1000 ft ★★★★★levelfive Difficult  levelone     levelfour
South Bay Hunter's Point - Maisie's Peak - Nob Hill (Fremont Older)
Great hike through various vista points in Fremont Older.    Attractions: panoramic views, forests, peaks
6.6 miles 1700 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
East Bay Jordan Pond - High Rige - Vista Peak Loop - Zeile Creek (Garin)
Gorgeous hike over green rolling hills. Best visited in spring when hills are lush green.    Attractions: panoramic views
6.4 miles 1100 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Big Sur Doud Peak (Garrapata)
Awesome hike through a redwood canyon, chaparral filled ridges and views of jagged Big Sur coastline.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks, ocean views, panoramic views, peaks
6.2 miles 2200 ft ★★★★★levelfive Difficult    levelthree      levelfive
Big Sur Short Loop in Garrapata from Gate #8 (Garrapata)
Nice exploration of Big Sur coastline in Garrapata.    Attractions: ocean views, scrambling, rock formations
0.8 miles 100 ft ★★★★levelfour Gentle   leveltwo      levelfive
Big Sur Soberanes Canyon - Rocky Ridge (Garrapata)
Awesome hike through a redwood canyon, chaparral filled ridges and views of jagged Big Sur coastline.    Attractions: ocean views, redwoods, panoramic views, wildflowers
4.8 miles 1700 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult    levelthree     levelfour
Big Sur Soberanes Point - Whale Peak (Garrapata)
An awesome hike meandering along jagged Pacific coastline in Big Sur.    Attractions: panoramic views, ocean views, scrambling
2.6 miles 500 ft ★★★★levelfour Easy     levelfour      levelfive
Peninsula Gazos Creek Beach to Table Rock (Gazos Creek)
A fantastic hike through a long sandy beach followed by a bluff trail with great views of the Pacific.    Attractions: beachwalks, ocean views
9.0 miles 100 ft ★★★★★levelfive Moderate  levelone      levelfive
Santa Cruz Coastal Walk to Waddell Creek (Greyhound Rock)
A pleasant walk next to the Pacific coastline near Greyhound Rock.    Attractions: beachwalks, ocean views, scrambling
2.8 miles 200 ft ★★★levelthree Gentle   leveltwo    levelthree
Peninsula Coastal Hike in Half Moon Bay (Half Moon Bay)
A gorgeous walk along sandy beaches, bluff trails and bike trails in Half Moon Bay.    Attractions: beachwalks, ocean views, restaurants
13.6 miles 300 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate      levelfive     levelfour
Santa Cruz Harvey West Park Loop (Harvey West)
Beautiful walk amid tall trees next to a well developed park in Santa Cruz.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
2.0 miles 300 ft ★★★levelthree Easy    levelthree    levelthree
East Bay Long Walk Along Hayward Shoreline (Hayward Shoreline)
A pleasant walk along Hayward Shoreline.    Attractions: bay views, restaurants
10.1 miles 50 ft ★★leveltwo Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Coit - Jackson - Wasno - Grizzly Gulch (Henry Coe)
A gorgeous hike through green rolling hills with panoramic valley views of Henry Coe.    Attractions: panoramic views
8.9 miles 1800 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Mississippi Lake from Orestimba Corral (Henry Coe)
A pleasant hike through Orestimba Wilderness through green rolling hills and a walk around Mississippi Lake. Many sections of Hartman Trail were particularly steep.    Attractions: lakes, panoramic views
11.2 miles 1900 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult   leveltwo    levelthree
Santa Cruz Four River Crossings - Route I (Henry Cowell)
A fantastic hike through shaded redwoods that requires four river crossings through knee-deep water. Doable only in late summer when water level is low.    Attractions: river crossings, forests, panoramic views, redwoods
7.0 miles 1500 ft ★★★★★levelfive Difficult    levelthree      levelfive
Santa Cruz Four River Crossings - Route II (Henry Cowell)
A fantastic hike through shaded redwoods that requires four river crossings through knee-deep water. Doable only in late summer when water level is low.    Attractions: river crossings, forests, panoramic views, redwoods
7.3 miles 1400 ft ★★★★★levelfive Difficult    levelthree      levelfive
Santa Cruz Two River Crossings — Route I (Henry Cowell)
Shaded hike through redwoods and with two river crossings.    Attractions: river crossings, redwoods, creeks
8.0 miles 1400 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate    levelthree     levelfour
Santa Cruz Two River Crossings — Route II (Henry Cowell)
Shaded hike through redwoods and with two river crossings. Goes via the Observation Deck which is the highest point in Henry Cowell    Attractions: river crossings, redwoods, creeks
7.2 miles 1400 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate    levelthree     levelfour
Santa Cruz Big Ben Tree and Fall Creek (Henry Cowell - Fall Creek)
The ascent to Big Ben involves two steep sections, which are great for a cardiovascular workout. The descent is mostly along Fall Creek which has plenty of water in winters and spring.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
8.2 miles 1800 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult    levelthree      levelfive
Santa Cruz Big Ben - Truck Trail (Henry Cowell - Fall Creek)
An awesome shaded hike in Fall Creek with some steep sections for good cardio workout.    Attractions: forests, creeks
8.9 miles 1800 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate    levelthree     levelfour
Santa Cruz Fall Creek Trail (Henry Cowell - Fall Creek)
One of the best winter hikes in the bay area, all along a creek.    Attractions: creeks, redwoods
6.0 miles 800 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Santa Cruz Truck Trail - Fall Creek Trail - Route I (Henry Cowell - Fall Creek)
A gorgeous redwood hike next to a creek for several miles.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
7.0 miles 1500 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate    levelthree     levelfour
Santa Cruz Truck Trail - Fall Creek Trail - Route II (Henry Cowell - Fall Creek)
A gorgeous redwood hike next to a creek for several miles.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
9.2 miles 1600 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Black Mountain from Hidden Villa (Hidden Villa)
Nice long hike from Hidden Villa to Black Mountain. Mostly shaded.    Attractions: forests, panoramic views
11.1 miles 2800 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo    levelthree
South Bay Creek Trail in Hidden Villa (Hidden Villa)
A gorgeous hike adjoining Creek Trail.    Attractions: creeks, forests
2.6 miles 250 ft ★★★★levelfour Easy   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Long Loop in Hidden Villa (Hidden Villa)
Pleasant loop in Hidden Villa along creeks, ridges, forests.    Attractions: creeks, forests, panoramic views
4.9 miles 1100 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate    levelthree     levelfour
South Bay Long Loop in Hidden Villa from Rhus Ridge (Hidden Villa)
Great hike through varied terrain including open spaces, forests and creeks.    Attractions: panoramic views, creeks
8.3 miles 2000 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo    levelthree
South Bay Medium Loop in Hidden Villa - Route I (Hidden Villa)
A short, sweet hike. Most of the route is shaded. Has two climbing sections. Each gains about 500 ft. Goes through a gorgeous picnic spot a the confluence of Adobe Creek and East Fork Creek. Great views of Silicon Valley from Elephant Mountain.    Attractions: panoramic views, forests, creeks
3.9 miles 1200 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
South Bay Short Loop in Hidden Villa (Hidden Villa)
Quick hike along Bunny Loop in Hidden Villa.    Attractions: forests, creeks
2.3 miles 500 ft ★★★levelthree Easy   leveltwo    levelthree
South Bay Short Loop in Hidden Villa - Route II (Hidden Villa)
A pleasant hike adjoining Creek Trail and through Short Bunny Loop.    Attractions: creeks, forests
3.5 miles 400 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
North Bay Sulphur Springs Mountain from Bennington Drive (Hiddenbrooke)
Beautiful short hike to an easy summit with excellent views of Hiddenbrooke valley full of homes.    Attractions: panoramic views
3.2 miles 800 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate  levelone    levelthree
North Bay Sulphur Springs Mountain from McGary Road — Route I (Hiddenbrooke)
Beautiful short hike to an easy summit with excellent views of Hiddenbrooke valley full of homes.    Attractions: panoramic views
5.2 miles 1100 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate  levelone    levelthree
North Bay Sulphur Springs Mountain from McGary Road — Route II (Hiddenbrooke)
Beautiful short hike to an easy summit with excellent views of Hiddenbrooke valley full of homes.    Attractions: panoramic views
4.6 miles 1100 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate  levelone    levelthree
North Bay Sulphur Springs Mountain from McGary Road — Route III (Hiddenbrooke)
Beautiful short hike to an easy summit with excellent views of Hiddenbrooke valley full of homes.    Attractions: panoramic views
4.9 miles 1100 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate  levelone    levelthree
East Bay Huckleberry Loop (Huckleberry Botanic)
Beautiful walk in a wooded forest with several markers for studying botany.    Attractions: forests
2.2 miles 500 ft ★★★★levelfour Easy   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Crystal Springs — Chinquapin Trail — Dean Trail (Huddart)
A relaxed walk amid second growth redwoods.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
8.2 miles 1400 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
Peninsula Crystal Springs — Dean Trail (Huddart)
A relaxed walk amid second growth redwoods.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
5.2 miles 1100 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
Peninsula Short Loop in Huddart from Skyline Blvd (Huddart)
A relaxed walk amid second growth redwoods.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
4.4 miles 1000 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
Far Away Mt Whitney Day Hike (Inyo)
A strenuous day hike to the tallest peak in continental USA.    Attractions: peaks, panoramic views
20.8 miles 6400 ft ★★★★★levelfive Strenuous    levelthree      levelfive
East Bay Joaquin Miller and Dimond Canyon Loop (Joaquin Miller)
A long hike that covers all major trails in Joaquin Miller Park and Dimond Canyon Park. The best section is along the Palos Colorados Trail which meanders next to a cool redwood canyon.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks, forests, panoramic views, swings
9.3 miles 1500 ft ★★★★★levelfive Difficult   leveltwo      levelfive
East Bay Long Loop in Joaquin Miller Park (Joaquin Miller)
Pretty, shaded hike through Joaquin Miller Park. Palos Colorados Trail is exceptionally beautiful.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks, forests, swings
5.4 miles 1100 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate    levelthree     levelfour
East Bay Short Loop in Joaquin Miller Park (Joaquin Miller)
Pretty, shaded hike through Joaquin Miller Park.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks, forests, swings
4.0 miles 800 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Grant Park - Southern Loop I (Joseph D Grant)
Nice route through green rolling hills in spring.    Attractions: panoramic views
9.6 miles 1600 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Big Sur McWay Falls (Julia Pfeiffer Burns)
A short hike along the most popular trail in Big Sur. Great views of McWay Falls, one of two basin falls in California.    Attractions: waterfalls, ocean views
1.2 miles 150 ft ★★★★levelfour Gentle      levelfive     levelfour
Big Sur Partington Cove (Julia Pfeiffer Burns)
A short sweet hike leading to a beach and a promontory which can be explored by careful scrambling. Awesome views of rocky Pacific shoreline.    Attractions: scrambling, ocean views, beach walks
1.5 miles 400 ft ★★★★★levelfive Gentle      levelfive      levelfive
Big Sur Tan Bark Trail (Julia Pfeiffer Burns)
A pleasant 6-mile route that first climbs up a shaded canyon along a single-track hiking trail, then meanders down a fire road with awesome views of the Big Sur coastline.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks, ocean views, panoramic views
6.3 miles 2000 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Big Sur Tan Bark — Waters Ridge (Julia Pfeiffer Burns)
A pleasant 9-mile route that first climbs up a shaded canyon along a single-track hiking trail, then meanders down a fire road with awesome views of the Big Sur coastline. In between, the route goes along a connector trail that parallels the Pacific.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks, ocean views, panoramic views
8.8 miles 2600 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Marin Dawn Falls and King Mountain Loop (King Mountain)
A gorgeous, shaded hike to Dawn Falls along with a side trip to King Mountain Loop.    Attractions: creeks, waterfalls, forests, panoramic views
5.8 miles 900 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate    levelthree     levelfour
East Bay Long Loop around Lafayette Reservoir (Lafayette Reservoir)
Long hike along rugged fire roads encircling Lafayette Reservoir. Great panoramic views of the lake and valleys nearby.    Attractions: lakes, panoramic views
5.1 miles 900 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult   leveltwo    levelthree
East Bay Short Loop around Lafayette Reservoir (Lafayette Reservoir)
Short hike along a paved road encircling Lafayette Reservoir.    Attractions: lakes
2.9 miles 500 ft ★★★levelthree Easy     levelfour    levelthree
East Bay Lake Chabot Loop (Lake Chabot)
Nice loop through varied terrain including forests and trails adjoining Lake Chabot.    Attractions: lakes, forests, panoramic views
9.0 miles 800 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate    levelthree     levelfour
Peninsula Lake Merced Loop (Lake Merced)
An urban walk around Lake Merced in San Francisco.    Attractions: lakes
4.9 miles 200 ft ★★leveltwo Easy      levelfive   leveltwo
Peninsula North Lake Loop (Lake Merced)
A short walk around Lake Merced.    Attractions: lakes
1.7 miles 50 ft ★★leveltwo Gentle      levelfive    levelthree
East Bay Lake Merritt Loop (Lake Merritt)
A pleasant urban walk around Lake Merritt.    Attractions: lakes
3.3 miles 100 ft ★★leveltwo Easy      levelfive   leveltwo
Santa Cruz Loop Around Land of Medicine Buddha (Medicine Buddha)
A beautiful loop around a Buddhist retreat center. About a third of the route is next to a creek, amid cool redwoods.    Attractions: buddhist center, redwoods, creeks, forests
6.2 miles 900 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Santa Cruz Maple Falls from Land of Medicine Buddha (Medicine Buddha)
A gorgeous hike, fully shaded, leading to a seasonal waterfall. The last half mile requires scrambling and wading through a creek.    Attractions: buddhist center, redwoods, creeks, forests, waterfalls
13.5 miles 2500 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
East Bay Rocky Ridge Loop (Las Trampas)
A great hike over remote rolling hills with panoramic valley views. Best done in spring when hills are green.    Attractions: panoramic views
7.1 miles 2000 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
East Bay Rocky Ridge Loop - Ramage Peak Trail (Las Trampas)
A great hike over remote rolling hills with panoramic valley views. Best done in spring when hills are green.    Attractions: panoramic views
12.3 miles 3600 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
East Bay Rocky Ridge - Route 1 (Las Trampas)
Steep climb to Rocky Ridge. Awesome valley views.    Attractions: panoramic views
3.6 miles 1000 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
East Bay Rocky Ridge - Route 2 (Las Trampas)
Steep climb to Rocky Ridge. Awesome valley views.    Attractions: panoramic views
4.7 miles 1000 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo    levelthree
East Bay Rocky Ridge - Route 3 (Las Trampas)
Steep climb to Rocky Ridge. Awesome valley views.    Attractions: panoramic views
4.7 miles 1000 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo    levelthree
East Bay Rocky Ridge - Route 4 (Las Trampas)
Steep climb to Rocky Ridge. Awesome valley views.    Attractions: panoramic views
6.3 miles 2000 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo    levelthree
East Bay Rocky Ridge - Route 5 (Las Trampas)
Steep climb to Rocky Ridge. Awesome valley views.    Attractions: panoramic views
7.3 miles 2200 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo    levelthree
East Bay Rocky Ridge - Route 6 (Las Trampas)
Steep climb to Rocky Ridge. Awesome valley views.    Attractions: panoramic views
6.6 miles 1900 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo    levelthree
East Bay Rocky Ridge - Route 7 (Las Trampas)
Steep climb to Rocky Ridge. Awesome valley views.    Attractions: panoramic views
5.1 miles 1200 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo    levelthree
East Bay Rocky Ridge - Route 8 (Las Trampas)
Steep climb to Rocky Ridge. Awesome valley views.    Attractions: panoramic views
7.8 miles 2200 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo    levelthree
Santa Cruz Loch Trail (Loch Lomond)
Scenic hike all along a trail meandering next to Lake Lomond. Nice picnic spots next to the trailhead.    Attractions: lakes, forests
3.4 miles 200 ft ★★★★levelfour Easy     levelfour     levelfour
Santa Cruz Loch Trail - Highlands Trail (Loch Lomond)
Great hike through forests and trails meandering next to Loch Lomond Lake. Extensive picnic area near the trailhead.    Attractions: lakes, forests
5.0 miles 800 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate     levelfour     levelfour
South Bay Grand Loop in Los Trancos (Los Trancos)
Nice loop through varied terrain including forests and rolling hills.    Attractions: forests, panoramic views
6.2 miles 700 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
South Bay Los Trancos Loop from Page Mill Road (Los Trancos)
A long walk, mostly shaded, through Los Trancos Open Space Preserve and Foothills Park.    Attractions: creeks, redwoods, forests, panoramic views
12.3 miles 1800 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult    levelthree     levelfour
Marin Black Sands Beach (Marin Headlands)
A fantastic short hike to a long sandy beach with few visitors.    Attractions: beachwalks, panoramic views
1.6 miles 300 ft ★★★★levelfour Easy   leveltwo     levelfour
Marin Coastal Trail in Marin Headlands (Marin Headlands)
A spectacular hike from the northern end of Golden Gate Bridge to Muir Beach.    Attractions: beachwalks, ocean views, wildflowers
11.5 miles 2600 ft ★★★★★levelfive Difficult    levelthree      levelfive
Marin Golden Gate Bridge (Marin Headlands)
Walk along the entire length of Golden Gate Bridge with awesome views of Angel Island and San Francisco skyline.    Attractions: panoramic views, bridges
4.0 miles 200 ft ★★leveltwo Easy    levelthree    levelthree
Marin Golden Gate Bridge to Black Sands Beach (Marin Headlands)
A fantastic hike that offers great views of Angel Island, Highway 101 and Golden Gate Bridge as the route meanders through green rolling hills. The destination is Black Sands Beach, a long sandy beach with few visitors.    Attractions: beachwalks, panoramic views
7.4 miles 1800 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Marin Kirby Cove (Marin Headlands)
An easy walk down to a quiet beach that offers great views of Golden Gate Bridge. Several campsites and picnic spots near the beach.    Attractions: beachwalks, panoramic views
3.8 miles 900 ft ★★★levelthree Easy   leveltwo    levelthree
Marin Miwok Trail - Rodeo Beach - Point Bonita (Marin Headlands)
A fantastic route through green rolling hills and beaches with great ocean views.    Attractions: ocean views, panoramic views, beachwalks
7.6 miles 1000 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate    levelthree      levelfive
Marin Muir Beach to Tennessee Beach - Long Loop (Marin Headlands)
A spectacular route through rolling hills and coastal views.    Attractions: beachwalks, ocean views, panoramic views, scrambling, buddhist center
13.1 miles 2300 ft ★★★★★levelfive Difficult    levelthree      levelfive
Marin Redwood Creek - Dipsea - Homestead Valley - Dias Ridge (Marin Headlands)
An interesting loop combining trails from Mt Tamalpais and Marin Headlands. Two trails have steep sections: Dipsea Trail and Dias Ridge Trail.    Attractions: ocean views, panoramic views, redwoods
10.3 miles 1800 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult    levelthree    levelthree
Marin Redwood Creek - Miwok - Coastal Trail (Marin Headlands)
Gorgeous hike through varied terrain like hills with valley views, coastal trail with great views of the Pacific, scramble down to a cove.    Attractions: scrambling, ocean views, panoramic views
10.8 miles 1700 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Marin Rodeo Beach (Marin Headlands)
A pleasant hike next to a lagoon, culminating in a beach. Great views throughout.    Attractions: beachwalks, panoramic views
2.0 miles 250 ft ★★★levelthree Easy     levelfour    levelthree
Marin Rodeo Beach - Black Sands Beach Loop (Marin Headlands)
An awesome hike through two beaches and hills in Marin Headlands with great valley views.    Attractions: beachwalks, panoramic views
9.5 miles 1500 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate     levelfour     levelfour
Marin Tennessee Cove - Long Route (Marin Headlands)
An awesome hike through green rolling hills with panoramic valley views culminating in a quiet beach. There are unnamed trails on either side of the cove that climb quickly for gorgeous views of the coastline.    Attractions: beachwalks, panoramic views
9.4 miles 2300 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate    levelthree     levelfour
East Bay Long Walk in Martin Luther King Jr Shoreline (MLK Jr Shoreline)
A pleasant walk next to San Leandro Bay.    Attractions: bay views, wildlife
7.1 miles 50 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate     levelfour    levelthree
North Bay Martinez Shoreline Walk (Martinez Shoreline)
A pleasant walk next to the bay.    Attractions: bay views, open spaces
2.6 miles 0 ft ★★leveltwo Gentle      levelfive    levelthree
Peninsula Grand Loop in McNee Ranch and San Pedro Valley (McNee Ranch)
A long but fantastic route through varied terrain covering all major trails in McNee Ranch and San Pedro Valley.    Attractions: ocean views, wildflowers, panoramic views, peaks
20.6 miles 4400 ft ★★★★levelfour Strenuous   leveltwo      levelfive
Peninsula Montara Mountain from Gray Whale Cove Beach (McNee Ranch)
A vigorous climb to Mt Montara, with excellent views of Pacific coastline    Attractions: ocean views, wildflowers, panoramic views, peaks
10.2 miles 1700 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Gray Whale Cove Beach to San Pedro Valley (McNee Ranch)
Gorgeous hike through varied terrain. Starting off with great ocean views, the hike meanders through forests and ridges with awesome valley views. Plenty of wildflowers in spring.    Attractions: panoramic views, ocean views, wildflowers
11.2 miles 2500 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Montara Mountain from McNee Ranch (McNee Ranch)
A vigorous climb to Mt Montara, with excellent views of Pacific coastline    Attractions: ocean views, wildflowers, panoramic views, peaks
8.2 miles 1700 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
East Bay Middle Harbor Shoreline Walk (Middle Harbor Shoreline)
A pleasant walk next to San Francisco Bay shoreline.    Attractions: bay views
4.1 miles 0 ft ★★leveltwo Easy   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Milagra Ridge Summit (Milagra Ridge)
Nice views of Sharp Park Beach and Pacific Ocean from various vista points along a ridge trail.    Attractions: panoramic views, ocean views
2.1 miles 400 ft ★★★levelthree Easy   leveltwo    levelthree
North Bay Miller-Knox Hills Loop (Miller-Knox Shoreline)
A short sweet hike offering spectacular views of San Francisco Bay and residential areas nearby.    Attractions: panoramic views, ocean views, wildflowers
3.5 miles 800 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
North Bay Miller-Knox Shoreline Walk (Miller-Knox Shoreline)
A short walk along San Francisco bay.    Attractions: bay views
2.0 miles 0 ft ★★leveltwo Gentle     levelfour    levelthree
East Bay B Shaped Loop in Mission Peak - Route I (Mission Peak)
Strenuous hike in Mission Peak.    Attractions: panoramic views
7.1 miles 2200 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult     levelfour   leveltwo
East Bay B Shaped Loop in Mission Peak - Route II (Mission Peak)
Strenuous hike in Mission Peak.    Attractions: panoramic views
8.6 miles 2700 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult     levelfour   leveltwo
East Bay Full Moon Hike to Mission Peak (Mission Peak)
Fantastic hike on full moon nights offering awesome views of east bay.    Attractions: full moon, panoramic views, open spaces, peaks
6.1 miles 2100 ft ★★★★★levelfive Difficult  levelone      levelfive
East Bay Mission Peak from Ed Levin to Ohlone College (Mission Peak)
A point to point hike from Ed Levin to Ohlone College, via Monument Peak and Mission Peak. Gorgeous views of green valleys in spring, especially along the section connecting the two peaks.    Attractions: panoramic views, forests
10.0 miles 2400 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult     levelfour    levelthree
East Bay Mission Peak from Ed Levin to Stanford Ave (Mission Peak)
A point to point hike from Ed Levin to Stanford Ave trailhead, via Monument Peak and Mission Peak. Gorgeous views of green valleys in spring, especially along the section connecting the two peaks.    Attractions: panoramic views, forests
9.9 miles 2400 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult     levelfour    levelthree
East Bay Mission Peak from Ohlone College - Route I (Mission Peak)
An alternate route to Mission Peak with many more trees and solitude. Almost everybody starts at Stanford Ave.    Attractions: panoramic views, forests
7.0 miles 2100 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo    levelthree
East Bay Mission Peak from Ohlone College - Route II (Mission Peak)
A variation of the regular route from Ohlone College: from Mission Peak, it continues along Peak Trail, then returns via Grove Trail and Peak Trail. Gorgeous valley views    Attractions: panoramic views, forests
7.9 miles 2300 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo    levelthree
East Bay Mission Peak from Ohlone College - Route III (Mission Peak)
A variation of the regular route from Ohlone College: from Mission Peak, it continues along Peak Trail and Horse Heaven Trail, then climbs up again along Peak Meadow Trail, to form a lollipop shaped loop. Gorgeous valley views    Attractions: panoramic views, forests
10.0 miles 2700 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo    levelthree
East Bay Mission Peak from Ohlone College - Route IV (Mission Peak)
A long route with two climbs. First climb is from Ohlone College to Mission Peak. Second climb is from Stanford Ave trailhead to Mission Peak.    Attractions: panoramic views, forests
12.1 miles 3600 ft ★★★★levelfour Strenuous     levelfour    levelthree
East Bay Mission Peak from Ohlone College to Stanford Ave - Route I (Mission Peak)
A point to point route to Mission Peak from Ohlone College to Stanford Ave via Horse Heaven Trail. Gorgeous views and solitude all along except at the peak.    Attractions: panoramic views, forests
6.8 miles 2100 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo    levelthree
East Bay Mission Peak from Ohlone College to Stanford Ave - Route II (Mission Peak)
A point to point route to Mission Peak from Ohlone College to Stanford Ave via Ohlone Wilderness Trail. Gorgeous views all along the route.    Attractions: panoramic views, forests
6.8 miles 2100 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo    levelthree
East Bay Mission Peak from Stanford Ave - Route I (Mission Peak)
The most popular fitness hike in the bay area that gains 2100 ft in three miles.    Attractions: peaks, open spaces, panoramic views
6.1 miles 2100 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult      levelfive    levelthree
East Bay Mission Peak from Stanford Ave - Route II (Mission Peak)
An alternative route to Mission Peak, gaining 2100 ft in three miles.    Attractions: peaks, open spaces, panoramic views
6.0 miles 2100 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult      levelfive    levelthree
East Bay Mission Peak from Stanford Ave - Route III (Mission Peak)
An alternative route to Mission Peak, arguably the most popular fitness hike in the bay area that gains 2100 ft in three miles.    Attractions: peaks, open spaces, panoramic views
6.0 miles 2100 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult      levelfive    levelthree
East Bay Monument Peak from Ohlone College (Mission Peak)
An extension to the popular Mission Peak hike that goes up to Monument Peak. The views along the trai connecting the two peaks are gorgeous.    Attractions: panoramic views, forests
12.1 miles 2700 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult     levelfour    levelthree
East Bay P Shaped Loop in Mission Peak - Route I (Mission Peak)
Strenuous hike in Mission Peak.    Attractions: panoramic views
6.5 miles 2100 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult     levelfour   leveltwo
East Bay P Shaped Loop in Mission Peak - Route II (Mission Peak)
Strenuous hike in Mission Peak.    Attractions: panoramic views
7.4 miles 2300 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult     levelfour   leveltwo
East Bay P Shaped Loop in Mission Peak - Route III (Mission Peak)
Strenuous hike in Mission Peak.    Attractions: panoramic views
6.7 miles 1900 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult     levelfour   leveltwo
East Bay P Shaped Loop in Mission Peak - Route IV (Mission Peak)
Strenuous hike in Mission Peak.    Attractions: panoramic views
7.6 miles 2500 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult     levelfour   leveltwo
East Bay P Shaped Loop in Mission Peak - Route V (Mission Peak)
Strenuous hike in Mission Peak.    Attractions: panoramic views
6.9 miles 2200 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult     levelfour   leveltwo
East Bay P Shaped Loop in Mission Peak - Route VI (Mission Peak)
Strenuous hike in Mission Peak.    Attractions: panoramic views
6.3 miles 1800 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult     levelfour   leveltwo
Peninsula Gray Whale Cove Trail (Montara Beach)
A pleasant walk from Montara Beach to Gray Whale Cove Beach with excellent views of the Pacific. The number of distinct wildflowers along this trail is probably the highest among bay area trais.    Attractions: wildflowers, beachwalks, ocean views
4.8 miles 900 ft ★★★★★levelfive Moderate   leveltwo      levelfive
South Bay Black Mountain from Page Mill Road - Route I (Monte Bello)
A pleasant hike through varied terrain up to Black Mountain that offers panoramic valley views.    Attractions: forests, panoramic views, peaks
5.2 miles 700 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Black Mountain from Page Mill Road - Route II (Monte Bello)
A pleasant hike through varied terrain up to Black Mountain that offers panoramic valley views.    Attractions: forests, panoramic views, peaks
6.4 miles 1200 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Black Mountain from Page Mill Road - Route III (Monte Bello)
A pleasant hike through varied terrain up to Black Mountain that offers panoramic valley views.    Attractions: forests, panoramic views, peaks
7.0 miles 1500 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Black Mountain from Page Mill Road - Route IV (Monte Bello)
A long hike to Black Mountain that also explores the eastern section of Monte Bello including Waterwheel Creek Trail.    Attractions: forests, panoramic views, peaks
9.8 miles 2000 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Black Mountain from Skyline Blvd - Route I (Monte Bello)
A pleasant hike through varied terrain up to Black Mountain that offers panoramic valley views.    Attractions: forests, panoramic views, peaks
6.4 miles 1600 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Black Mountain from Skyline Blvd - Route II (Monte Bello)
A pleasant hike through varied terrain up to Black Mountain that offers panoramic valley views.    Attractions: forests, panoramic views, peaks
8.2 miles 1700 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Black Mountain from Skyline Blvd - Route III (Monte Bello)
A pleasant hike through varied terrain up to Black Mountain that offers panoramic valley views.    Attractions: forests, panoramic views, peaks
10.5 miles 2100 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Black Mountain from Skyline Blvd - Route IV (Monte Bello)
A pleasant hike through varied terrain up to Black Mountain that offers panoramic valley views.    Attractions: forests, panoramic views, peaks
12.3 miles 2300 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult    levelthree    levelthree
Peninsula Sharp Park Beach to Rockaway State Beach (Mori Point)
Gorgeous hike meandering next to the Pacific coastline, going through Mori Point in Pacifica.    Attractions: beachwalks, ocean views, restaurants
6.1 miles 700 ft ★★★★★levelfive Moderate     levelfour      levelfive
Marin Mount Burdell from San Andreas Drive (Mount Burdell)
Great fitness hike with panoramic valley views.    Attractions: panoramic views, peaks
5.5 miles 1100 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult    levelthree     levelfour
East Bay 32-Mile Briones Diablo Trail (Mount Diablo)
Long, strenuous hike in Mt Diablo area. Goes though green rolling hills in spring.    Attractions: panoramic views, forests
32.0 miles 5000 ft ★★★★★levelfive Strenuous   leveltwo      levelfive
East Bay Eagle Peak - Mount Diablo - Mitchell Canyon (Mount Diablo)
Panoramic valley views from various peaks: Twin Peaks, Eagle Peak and Mount Diablo.    Attractions: panoramic views
13.0 miles 3900 ft ★★★★★levelfive Strenuous   leveltwo      levelfive
East Bay Mitchell Canyon - Eagle Peak (Mount Diablo)
A definitive Mt Diablo hike with steep climbs and majestic valley views.    Attractions: peaks, panoramic views
7.8 miles 2300 ft ★★★★★levelfive Strenuous   leveltwo     levelfour
East Bay Mt Olympia from Regency Drive (Mount Diablo)
Great cardiovascular workout along this hike over green rolling hills and panoramic valley views.    Attractions: panoramic views, peaks
9.9 miles 3000 ft ★★★★★levelfive Strenuous   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Merry-Go-Round - Loop - Redwood - Contour - Ridge (Mount Madonna)
Great hike through varied terrain including open spaces, redwoods and creeks.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks, open spaces, panoramic views
8.0 miles 1300 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Marin Ben Johnson - Hillside - Ocean View - Redwood - Sun - Dipsea (Mount Tamalpais)
A great hike through varied terrain including redwoods forests and green rolling hills.    Attractions: forests, redwoods, panoramic views
9.5 miles 2400 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult    levelthree     levelfour
Marin East Peak from Fern Canyon Road — Route I (Mount Tamalpais)
A vigorous climb to East Peak for magnificent 360-degree views.    Attractions: peaks, panoramic views, bay views
5.0 miles 1600 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate    levelthree     levelfour
Marin East Peak from Fern Canyon Road — Route II (Mount Tamalpais)
A vigorous climb to East Peak for magnificent 360-degree views. Return trip via Middle Peak which also offers great views    Attractions: peaks, panoramic views, bay views
7.0 miles 1800 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate    levelthree     levelfour
Marin East Peak from Pantoll Ranger Station — Route I (Mount Tamalpais)
Mostly shaded hike with panoramic valley views from East Peak.    Attractions: panoramic views, redwoods, bay views, peaks
10.1 miles 2000 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult    levelthree     levelfour
Marin Matt Davis - Coastal - Willow Camp - Steep Ravine (Mount Tamalpais)
A gorgeous hike along trails meandering along creeks and through redwoods, forests and open spaces. Awesome ocean views as well.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks, ocean views
8.5 miles 2100 ft ★★★★★levelfive Difficult    levelthree      levelfive
Marin Shaded Loop in Mt Tamalpais (Mount Tamalpais)
A beautiful route through Mt Tamalpais and Muir Woods that is shaded throughout. Many sections are adjacent to creeks, which are full of water after winter rains.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
7.3 miles 1600 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Marin Steep Ravine Campground Loop from Highway 1 (Mount Tamalpais)
Nice walk along the Pacific coastline, through rocky and sandy beaches.    Attractions: beachwalks, ocean views
2.8 miles 400 ft ★★★levelthree Easy   leveltwo     levelfour
Marin Steep Ravine - Matt Davis (Mount Tamalpais)
One of the finest bay area hikes that climbs up an evergreen forest next to a creek.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
6.5 miles 1500 ft ★★★★★levelfive Moderate    levelthree      levelfive
Marin Alpine Lake (Mount Tamalpais Watershed)
A rarely traversed route along an unmaintained trail in Mount Tamalpais Watershed.    Attractions: lakes, forests
0.7 miles 100 ft ★★leveltwo Gentle  levelone   leveltwo
Marin Carson Falls - Kent Lake - Pine Mountain - Route I (Mount Tamalpais Watershed)
Pretty hike to a seasonal waterfall, a serene lake and a mountain with excellent views in Marin County. Best visited after recent rains.    Attractions: waterfalls, panoramic views, lakes, peaks
9.1 miles 1700 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo      levelfive
Marin Carson Falls - Kent Lake - Pine Mountain - Route II (Mount Tamalpais Watershed)
Pretty hike to a seasonal waterfall, a serene lake and a mountain with excellent views in Marin County. Best visited after recent rains.    Attractions: waterfalls, panoramic views, peaks, lakes
8.4 miles 2100 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo      levelfive
Marin Carson Falls - Kent Lake - Route I (Mount Tamalpais Watershed)
Pretty hike to a seasonal waterfall and a serene lake in Marin County. Best visited after recent rains.    Attractions: waterfalls, panoramic views, lakes
6.7 miles 1500 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Marin Carson Falls - Kent Lake - Route II (Mount Tamalpais Watershed)
Pretty hike to a seasonal waterfall and a serene lake in Marin County. Best visited after recent rains.    Attractions: waterfalls, panoramic views, lakes
5.5 miles 1500 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Marin Carson Falls - Pine Mountain - Route I (Mount Tamalpais Watershed)
Pretty hike to a seasonal waterfall and a mountain in Marin County that offers excellent views. Best visited after recent rains.    Attractions: waterfalls, panoramic views, peaks
6.2 miles 1500 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Marin Carson Falls - Pine Mountain - Route II (Mount Tamalpais Watershed)
Pretty hike to a seasonal waterfall and a mountain top in Marin County with excellent views. Best visited after recent rains.    Attractions: waterfalls, panoramic views, peaks
5.6 miles 1400 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Marin Carson Falls - Route I (Mount Tamalpais Watershed)
Pretty hike to a seasonal waterfall in Marin County. Best visited after recent rains.    Attractions: waterfalls, panoramic views
3.6 miles 900 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
Marin Carson Falls - Route II (Mount Tamalpais Watershed)
Pretty hike to a seasonal waterfall in Marin County. Best visited after recent rains.    Attractions: waterfalls, panoramic views
2.3 miles 900 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
Marin Carson Falls - Route III (Mount Tamalpais Watershed)
A gorgeous hike to Carson Falls, best visited in late winter after rains. This route also explores fire roads to the south west of Carson Falls, making it longer.    Attractions: panoramic views, waterfalls
8.0 miles 1600 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
Marin Cataract Falls - Route I (Mount Tamalpais Watershed)
A gorgeous but steep hike next to a creek that is full of water after rains.    Attractions: waterfalls, creeks, forests
3.1 miles 1000 ft ★★★★★levelfive Moderate     levelfour      levelfive
Marin Cataract Falls - Route II (Mount Tamalpais Watershed)
Beautiful shaded hike to a small waterfall, all along a creek that flows with water after seasonal rains.    Attractions: waterfalls, forests, creeks
5.8 miles 1400 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate    levelthree     levelfour
Marin Dipsea - Coast View - Redwood Creek (Muir Woods)
A pleasant hike in the southern section of Mt Tamalpais State Park. Great views of the Pacific on a clear day. About half the trail is shaded.    Attractions: panoramic views, ocean views
8.4 miles 1500 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Marin Hillslide — Ben Johnson — TCC — Alpine — Dipsea (Muir Woods)
Beautiful, mostly shaded route from Muir Woods to Pantoll Ranger Station and back. Tall redwoods, creek crossings.    Attractions: redwoods, panoramic views, creeks
7.9 miles 1800 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate    levelthree     levelfour
Peninsula Coastal Hike from Mussel Rock to Cliff House (Mussel Rock)
Nice walk along a long nine-mile sandy beach extending from Mussel Rock in the south to Cliff House in the north.    Attractions: beachwalks, ocean views
9.0 miles 400 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate      levelfive    levelthree
Peninsula Coastal Hike from Mussel Rock to Fort Funston (Mussel Rock)
Nice walk along a four-mile sandy beach extending from Mussel Rock in the south to Fort Funston in the north.    Attractions: beachwalks, ocean views
4.0 miles 200 ft ★★★levelthree Easy      levelfive    levelthree
East Bay Rose Peak from Del Valle Lake (Ohlone Wilderness)
A strenuous hike over rugged terrain and green rolling hills offering majestic valley views.    Attractions: peaks, panoramic views
20.2 miles 4500 ft ★★★★★levelfive Strenuous   leveltwo     levelfour
East Bay Rose Peak from Sunol Wilderness (Ohlone Wilderness)
A strenuous hike over rugged terrain and green rolling hills offering majestic valley views.    Attractions: peaks, panoramic views
19.6 miles 4200 ft ★★★★★levelfive Strenuous   leveltwo     levelfour
Marin Angel Island Views at Old St Hilary's (Old St Hilary's)
Short walk on rolling hills with gorgeous views of Angel Island (that slowly appears in the horizon like a sleeping dinosaur). Both Golden Gate Bridge and Richmon - San Rafael Bridge are also visible.    Attractions: ocean views, wildflowers
1.0 miles 100 ft ★★★levelthree Gentle    levelthree    levelthree
Marin Old St Hilary's Church (Old St Hilary's)
Short walk to a church with fabulous views of nearby dwellings and San Francisco Bay.    Attractions: ocean views, wildflowers
1.0 miles 100 ft ★★★levelthree Gentle   leveltwo     levelfour
Marin Mount Burdell from Olompali Park (Olompali)
Nice hike through a shaded forest.    Attractions: panoramic views, forests, peaks
10.5 miles 1500 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult   leveltwo    levelthree
Marin Short Loop in Olompali Park (Olompali)
Nice hike through a shaded forest.    Attractions: panoramic views, forests
3.2 miles 600 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
East Bay Oyster Bay Loop (Oyster Bay)
A pleasant walk around Oyster Bay.    Attractions: bay views
2.4 miles 100 ft ★★★levelthree Gentle   leveltwo     levelfour
Far Away Three Lakes via Spikes Peak (Pacheco)
A pleasant hike over green rolling hills and through three lakes. Plenty of wildflowers in spring.    Attractions: wildflowers, lakes, panoramic views, peaks
10.5 miles 1800 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Sharp Park Beach to Pacifica State Beach (Pacifica Beach)
One of the best coastal hikes in the bay area from Sharp Park Beach to Pacifica State Beach. Meandering through bluff trails and beach walks, this hike offers great views of the Pacific coastline and rock formations near the coast.    Attractions: beachwalks, ocean views, wildflowers, restaurants
8.2 miles 900 ft ★★★★★levelfive Moderate     levelfour      levelfive
South Bay Adobe Creek Loop (Palo Alto Baylands)
Nice walk through marshlands and sloughs without any elevation gain. A section of the route is along paved road, parallel to Hwy 101.    Attractions: bay views
5.3 miles 0 ft ★★leveltwo Easy      levelfive     levelfour
South Bay Adobe Creek Loop - Long Route (Palo Alto Baylands)
Nice walk through marshlands and sloughs without any elevation gain. Especially awesome at sunrise and sunset.    Attractions: bay views
5.0 miles 0 ft ★★★levelthree Easy    levelthree     levelfour
South Bay Adobe Creek Loop - Short Route (Palo Alto Baylands)
Nice walk through marshlands and sloughs without any elevation gain. Especially awesome at sunrise and sunset.    Attractions: bay views
2.8 miles 0 ft ★★★levelthree Easy    levelthree     levelfour
South Bay Baylands Park Loop (Palo Alto Baylands)
A quiet walk through marshlands and bike trails.    Attractions: bayviews
6.7 miles 0 ft ★★leveltwo Easy    levelthree   leveltwo
South Bay Palo Alto Duck Pond Loop (Palo Alto Baylands)
A pleasant walk around a duck pond.    Attractions: lakes
0.4 miles 0 ft ★★★★levelfour Gentle     levelfour     levelfour
South Bay Grand Loop in Arastradero (Arastradero)
Nice loop through all major trails in Arastradero Preserve, going through forests and green rolling hills.    Attractions: forests, panoramic views
5.0 miles 700 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
South Bay Redtail Loop in Arastradero (Arastradero)
Short loop in the northern section of Arastradero Preserve through green rolling hills.    Attractions: panoramic views
1.5 miles 250 ft ★★leveltwo Easy   leveltwo   leveltwo
Peninsula Tarwater Loop — Brook Trail Loop — Pomponio (Pescadero Creek)
Pleasant hike through second growth redwoods.    Attractions: redwoods
9.2 miles 1600 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
Big Sur Manuel Peak (Pfeiffer Big Sur)
A gorgeous Big Sur hike to Manuel Peak. Great views of Big Sur and the Pacific from the peak.    Attractions: peaks, panoramic views, ocean views, wildflowers
9.5 miles 3500 ft ★★★★★levelfive Difficult  levelone     levelfour
Big Sur Manuel Peak - Post Summit (Pfeiffer Big Sur)
A gorgeous Big Sur hike to Manuel Peak and Post Summit. Awesome 360-degree views at Post Summit.    Attractions: peaks, ocean views, panoramic views
13.4 miles 5000 ft ★★★★★levelfive Strenuous  levelone     levelfour
Peninsula Phleger Estate from Skyline Blvd - Route I (Phleger Estate)
A fully shaded loop through redwoods in Phleger Estate. Almost half the route is next to a creek that has plenty of water after winter rains.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
6.7 miles 1400 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Phleger Estate from Skyline Blvd - Route II (Phleger Estate)
A gorgeous hike through redwoods in two adjacent parks.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
8.6 miles 1400 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Phleger Estate from Zwierlein Picnic Area - Route I (Phleger Estate)
A fully shaded loop through redwoods in Phleger Estate. Quite a bit of the route is next to a creek that has plenty of water after winter rains.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
6.2 miles 800 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Phleger Estate from Zwierlein Picnic Area - Route II (Phleger Estate)
A gorgeous hike through redwoods in two adjacent parks.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
8.3 miles 1400 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Phleger Estate from Zwierlein Picnic Area - Route III (Phleger Estate)
A gorgeous hike through redwoods in two adjacent parks.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
7.6 miles 1400 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Zinfandel Trail - Creek Trail (Picchetti Ranch)
Nice stroll through Picchetti Ranch. Partly shaded route reaching a creek.    Attractions: creeks, forests
4.6 miles 600 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
Peninsula Long Low Tide Hike at Pigeon Point Lighthouse (Pigeon Point)
A short hike involving rock scrambling and beach walk, feasible only in low tide conditions.    Attractions: low tide, beachwalks, ocean views, scrambling, lighthouses
4.5 miles 50 ft ★★★★★levelfive Difficult  levelone     levelfour
Peninsula Short Low Tide Hike at Pigeon Point Lighthouse (Pigeon Point)
A short hike along the coastline that involves rock scrambling and beach walk.    Attractions: low tide, lighthouses, scrambling, ocean views, beachwalks, wildlife
3.0 miles 50 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult  levelone     levelfour
Peninsula Pillar Point Walk (Pillar Point)
A short walk along a jetty and beach in Half Moon Bay.    Attractions: ocean views, beachwalks, low tide
2.7 miles 100 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
Far Away Balconies Cave from Chaparral Ranger Station (Pinnacles)
Short, sweet hike through Balconies Cave in Pinnacles.    Attractions: caves
2.1 miles 300 ft ★★★★levelfour Easy    levelthree     levelfour
Far Away Balconies Cave from Old Pinnacles Trailhead (Pinnacles)
Relaxed hike to Balconies Cave from Old Pinnacles Trailhead    Attractions: caves
5.8 miles 500 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate    levelthree     levelfour
Far Away Balconies Cave, High Peaks & Bear Gulch Cave from Bear Gulch Day Use Area - Route I (Pinnacles)
Awesome hike through all major attractions of Pinnacles including both caves and High Peaks.    Attractions: caves, panoramic views, wildflowers, rock formations
12.7 miles 2600 ft ★★★★★levelfive Difficult     levelfour      levelfive
Far Away Balconies Cave, High Peaks from Chaparral Ranger Station - Route I (Pinnacles)
Nice hike visiting both Balconies Cave and High Peaks in Pinnacles.    Attractions: peaks, panoramic views, caves
6.6 miles 1500 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate    levelthree     levelfour
Far Away Balconies Cave, High Peaks from Chaparral Ranger Station - Route II (Pinnacles)
Nice hike visiting both Balconies Cave and High Peaks in Pinnacles.    Attractions: peaks, panoramic views, caves
9.6 miles 1800 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate    levelthree     levelfour
Far Away Balconies Cave, High Peaks from Old Pinnacles Trailhead (Pinnacles)
Nice hike visiting both Balconies Cave and High Peaks in Pinnacles.    Attractions: peaks, panoramic views, caves
10.2 miles 1400 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult    levelthree     levelfour
Far Away Bear Gulch Cave from Bear Gulch Day Use Area (Pinnacles)
Short, sweet hike through Bear Gulch Caves in Pinnacles.    Attractions: caves, panoramic views
2.5 miles 500 ft ★★★★★levelfive Easy      levelfive      levelfive
Far Away Bear Gulch Cave from Pinnacles Visitor Center (Pinnacles)
Hike through Bear Gulch Caves in Pinnacles from the Visitor Center.    Attractions: caves, panoramic views
7.1 miles 900 ft ★★★★★levelfive Moderate      levelfive      levelfive
Far Away Bear Gulch Cave, High Peaks from Bear Gulch Day Use Area - Route I (Pinnacles)
Fantastic short hike going through Bear Gulch Cave and High Peaks which offer panoramic valley views of rock formations in Pinnacles.    Attractions: caves, lakes, peaks, panoramic views
6.2 miles 1500 ft ★★★★★levelfive Moderate     levelfour      levelfive
Far Away Bear Gulch Cave, High Peaks from Bear Gulch Day Use Area - Route II (Pinnacles)
Fantastic hike going through Bear Gulch Cave and High Peaks which offer panoramic valley views of rock formations in Pinnacles.    Attractions: caves, lakes, peaks, panoramic views
8.2 miles 1800 ft ★★★★★levelfive Moderate     levelfour      levelfive
Far Away Bear Gulch Cave, High Peaks from Chaparral Ranger Station - Route I (Pinnacles)
Great hike via High Peaks and Bear Gulch Cave in Pinnacles.    Attractions: caves, peaks, panoramic views
9.0 miles 2600 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate    levelthree     levelfour
Far Away Bear Gulch Caves, High Peaks from Old Pinnacles Trailhead (Pinnacles)
Awesome hike in Pinnacles going through a cave and High Peaks, that offer panoramic valley views.    Attractions: peaks, caves, panoramic views
10.1 miles 2600 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate    levelthree     levelfour
Far Away High Peaks from Chaparral Ranger Station (Pinnacles)
Short, vigorous hike to High Peaks in Pinnacles.    Attractions: peaks, panoramic views
4.9 miles 1200 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate    levelthree     levelfour
Far Away Northern Wilderness, High Peaks from Chaparral Ranger Station (Pinnacles)
An awesome hike through a remote section of Pinnacles and through High Peaks that offer magnificent valley views.    Attractions: forests, panoramic views, rock formations
12.6 miles 2800 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
East Bay Downer - Sobrante Ridge - Broken Oak (Pinole Valley)
A pleasant walk through forests and ridges with panoramic valley views. Best visited in spring when hills are lush green.    Attractions: panoramic views, forests
3.7 miles 800 ft ★★leveltwo Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
Santa Cruz Grand Loop in Pogonip Preserve with River Crossings (Pogonip)
An interesting hike through varied terrain. Mostly shaded. Two river crossings across San Lorenzo river in the adjoining Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.    Attractions: river crossings, redwoods, panoramic views
10.2 miles 1400 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
Santa Cruz Long Loop in Pogonip Preserve (Pogonip)
Long loop covering most of the trails in Pogonip Preserve, going through varied terrian including forests and grasslands.    Attractions: panoramic views, forests
6.8 miles 1200 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
Santa Cruz Short Loop in Pogonip Preserve (Pogonip)
Short loop through varied terrian including forests and grasslands.    Attractions: panoramic views, forests
4.2 miles 700 ft ★★★levelthree Easy   leveltwo    levelthree
North Bay Point Isabel Shoreline Walk (Point Isabel)
A pleasant walk next to San Francisco Bay amid dozens of dogs.    Attractions: bay views
2.1 miles 0 ft ★★★levelthree Gentle      levelfive    levelthree
Monterey Whalers Cove - Cannery Point - Whalers Knoll (Point Lobos)
A gorgeous hike through the northern vista points in Point Lobos.    Attractions: ocean views, wildlife
3.5 miles 500 ft ★★★★levelfour Easy     levelfour      levelfive
Monterey Whalers Cove - Granite Point (Point Lobos)
A short hike to Granite Point via Whaler's Cove.    Attractions: beachwalks, ocean views
2.8 miles 100 ft ★★★★levelfour Easy     levelfour      levelfive
North Bay Grand Loop in Point Pinole Shoreline (Point Pinole)
A pretty hike through varied terrain.    Attractions: forests, beachwalks, ocean views
5.6 miles 300 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Marin Alamere Falls from Five Brooks Trailhead (Point Reyes)
A beautiful hike through varied terrain in Point Reyes, including a scramble down to Alamere Falls that drops directly into the ocean.    Attractions: waterfalls, ocean views, wildflowers
15.8 miles 2800 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult    levelthree      levelfive
Marin Alamere Falls from Palomarin Trailhead (Point Reyes)
A gorgeous hike to a waterfall that pours directly into the ocean. Requires a delicate scramble at the end. Plenty of wildflowers all along the way.    Attractions: waterfalls, ocean views, forests, lakes, wildflowers
9.5 miles 1000 ft ★★★★★levelfive Moderate     levelfour      levelfive
Marin Chimney Rock (Point Reyes)
A pleasant walk into a rocky finger-like landmass projecting into the Pacific. Plenty of wildflowers and excellent views of Point Reyes coastline in both directions.    Attractions: ocean views, wildlife, panoramic views, wildflowers
2.1 miles 400 ft ★★★★levelfour Easy      levelfive      levelfive
Marin Coastal Trail in Point Reyes (Point Reyes)
A beautiful hike traversing the entire Coastal Trail in Point Reyes through two long beaches and a waterfall.    Attractions: beachwalks, scrambling, ocean views, waterfalls, wildflowers
16.8 miles 2300 ft ★★★★★levelfive Difficult    levelthree      levelfive
Marin Drakes Beach (Point Reyes)
Beautiful walk through sandy and rocky beaches next to relatively calm Drakes Bay.    Attractions: beachwalks, ocean views, scrambling, restaurants
3.0 miles 300 ft ★★★★★levelfive Easy  levelone      levelfive
Marin Drakes Head (Point Reyes)
A pleasant walk along Home Bay in Point Reyes. Plus a trip to awesome views of Limantour Spit from Drakes Head.    Attractions: beaches,bayviews
9.0 miles 900 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate  levelone    levelthree
Marin Drakes Head and Sunset Beach (Point Reyes)
A pleasant walk along Home Bay and Drakes Estero in Point Reyes. Plus a trip to awesome views of Limantour Spit from Drakes Head.    Attractions: beaches,bayviews
12.8 miles 1000 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate  levelone    levelthree
Marin Duxbury Reef Low Tide Hike (Point Reyes)
A serene hike along Duxbury Reef that is feasible only in low tide conditions. About half of the hike is along paved roads.    Attractions: low tide, beachwalks, ocean views, scrambling, restaurants, ropes
8.0 miles 400 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate  levelone    levelthree
Marin McClures Beach (Point Reyes)
Peaceful hike to a long sandy beach with some rock outcrops to the south which can be climbed for great views.    Attractions: rock formations, beachwalks, ocean views
2.0 miles 300 ft ★★★★levelfour Gentle    levelthree      levelfive
Marin Point Reyes Lighthouse (Point Reyes)
Short sweet hike to Point Reyes Lighthouse with expansive views of the Pacific. Requires climbing down 308 steps.    Attractions: lighthouses, ocean views
1.7 miles 600 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate     levelfour     levelfour
Marin Sunset Beach (Point Reyes)
A pleasant walk along Home Bay and Drakes Estero in Point Reyes.    Attractions: beaches,bayviews
8.8 miles 800 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate  levelone    levelthree
Marin Tomales Point (Point Reyes)
Hike to the northernmost point of Point Reyes to see tule elk, wildflowers and fantastic ocean views. Quite windy throughout the year.    Attractions: wildlife, ocean views, wildflowers
10.0 miles 1200 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate     levelfour      levelfive
Marin Unknown Coast in Point Reyes (Point Reyes)
A superb cross-country adventure involving scrambling and walking through waist-deep water in Point Reyes. Can be done only a few days in the whole year in negative tide conditions.    Attractions: beachwalks, scrambling, ocean views, low tide, waterfalls
4.5 miles 100 ft ★★★★★levelfive Difficult  levelone      levelfive
Peninsula Butano Ridge Loop (Portola Redwoods)
A long shaded route amid redwoods in Pescadero Creek County Park.    Attractions: redwoods, panoramic views
12.8 miles 2100 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Coyote Ridge — Iverson Loop (Portola Redwoods)
A beautiful shaded hike through redwood filled trails in Portola Redwoods State Park.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
8.1 miles 1800 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Coyote Ridge — Slate Creek — Summit — Old Tree (Portola Redwoods)
A quiet shaded hike through redwoods and creeks in Portola Redwoods.    Attractions: creeks, redwoods
6.2 miles 1500 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
Peninsula Coyote Ridge — Slate Creek — Tarwater Loop (Portola Redwoods)
Nice route through tall redwoods and vista points in Portola Valley.    Attractions: panoramic views, redwoods
6.5 miles 1200 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Peters Creek Loop (Portola Redwoods)
A great redwood hike leading to a loop around a creek. Fully shaded throughout but a tad long at 11.5 miles round-trip. No particularly steep sections.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
11.5 miles 1800 ft ★★★★★levelfive Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Peters Creek Loop — Extended Route (Portola Redwoods)
A gorgeous hike to Peters Creek Loop amid tall redwoods. This route adds an additional 3.6 miles along Slate Creek Trail for a 16-mile hike.    Attractions: creeks, redwoods
16.0 miles 2800 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Peter's Creek Loop from Skyline Blvd (Portola Redwoods)
A pretty route to Peter's Creek Loop from Long Ridge Open Space Preserve on Sklyine Blvd.    Attractions: creeks, redwoods
15.5 miles 3000 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Shaded Loop Around Portola Redwoods (Portola Redwoods)
A beautiful loop around various trails surrounding Park HQ in Portola Redwoods.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
8.8 miles 2000 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate    levelthree     levelfour
Peninsula Slate Creek Trail — Short Route (Portola Redwoods)
A serene hike through beautiful redwoods to Slate Creek Trail Camp.    Attractions: redwoods
5.8 miles 700 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Slate Creek Trail — Long Route (Portola Redwoods)
A gorgeous hike in Portola Redwoods.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
9.8 miles 1500 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Slate Creek Trail — Medium Route (Portola Redwoods)
A gorgeous hike in Portola Redwoods.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
7.3 miles 900 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Tarwater Loop from Portola Redwoods (Portola Redwoods)
Pleasant hike through tall redwoods and vista points.    Attractions: panoramic views, redwoods, creeks
7.2 miles 900 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Portola Valley Loop (Portola Valley)
A short hike in Portola Valley.    Attractions: forests, swings
6.9 miles 1100 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
Peninsula Pulgas Ridge - Long Loop (Pulgas Ridge)
Pleasant hike through varied terrain including rolling hills and forests. This route goes through all major trails in Pulgas Ridge.    Attractions: panoramic views, forests
5.5 miles 1000 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
Peninsula Pulgas Ridge - Medium Loop (Pulgas Ridge)
Pleasant hike through varied terrain including rolling hills and forests.    Attractions: panoramic views, forests
4.1 miles 650 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
Peninsula Pulgas Ridge - Short Loop (Pulgas Ridge)
Pleasant hike through varied terrain including rolling hills and forests.    Attractions: panoramic views, forests
2.7 miles 400 ft ★★★levelthree Easy    levelthree    levelthree
Peninsula Bald Knob - Irish Ridge (Purisima Creek)
An interesting hike through redwoods and green rolling hills in a rarely visited part of Purisima Creek.    Attractions: redwoods, forests, panoramic views
5.8 miles 1200 ft ★★leveltwo Moderate   leveltwo   leveltwo
Peninsula Bald Knob - Irish Ridge - Lobitos Creek (Purisima Creek)
An interesting hike through redwoods and green rolling hills in a rarely visited part of Purisima Creek. In June 2010, some bushwhacking required towards the end.    Attractions: redwoods, forests, panoramic views
8.0 miles 1400 ft ★★leveltwo Moderate   leveltwo   leveltwo
Peninsula Purisima Creek - East Entrance - Route I (Purisima Creek)
All along Purisima Creek Trail connecting the east and west entrances.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
8.2 miles 1600 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Purisima Creek - East Entrance - Route II (Purisima Creek)
A gorgeous route via Craig Britton Trail, Harkins Ridge and Purisima Creek Trail.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
10.6 miles 1900 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Purisima Creek - East Entrance - Route III (Purisima Creek)
Beautiful loop around Borden Hatch Mill Trail and Grabtown Gulch Trail from East Entrance.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
10.5 miles 2400 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Purisima Creek - East Entrance - Route IV (Purisima Creek)
Nice loop through Purisima Creek Redwoods that goes through all three park entrances: east, north and west.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
13.5 miles 2600 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Purisima Creek - East Entrance - Route V (Purisima Creek)
A long loop going through Harkins Ridge, Craig Britton, Borden Hatch Mill and Grabtown Gulch trails.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
14.7 miles 3100 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Purisima Creek - East Entrance - Route VI (Purisima Creek)
Long loop through Purisima Creek Redwoods that goes through all three entrances: east, north and west.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
17.6 miles 3600 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Purisima Creek - East Entrance - Route VII (Purisima Creek)
Nice loop through Purisima Creek Redwoods going through Craig Britton and Harkins Ridge trails, with a sie trip to the north entrance.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
13.2 miles 2700 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Purisima Creek - North Entrance - Route I (Purisima Creek)
Nice loop through Whittemore Gulch and Harkins Ridge, starting at the north entrance.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
7.1 miles 1500 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Purisima Creek - North Entrance - Route X (Purisima Creek)
A long loop through all three park entrances: east, north and west.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
13.3 miles 2600 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Purisima Creek - North Entrance - Route II (Purisima Creek)
A long loop through Craig Britton, Purisima Creek and Harkins Ridge trails, starting at the north entrance.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
9.9 miles 1800 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Purisima Creek - North Entrance - Route III (Purisima Creek)
Nice loop through Craig Britton, Purisima Creek and Harkins Ridge trails.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
9.7 miles 1800 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Purisima Creek - North Entrance - Route IV (Purisima Creek)
A long route visiting Grabtown Gulch and Borden Hatch Mill trails, starting at the north entrance.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
13.4 miles 2900 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Purisima Creek - North Entrance - Route V (Purisima Creek)
Nice, long loop visiting Grabtown Gulch and Borden Hatch Mill trails.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
14.0 miles 2700 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Purisima Creek - North Entrance - Route VI (Purisima Creek)
Nice, long loop visiting Borden Hatch Mill and Grabtown Gulch trails, starting at the north entrance.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
13.8 miles 2700 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Purisima Creek - North Entrance - Route VII (Purisima Creek)
Long route in Purisima Creek Redwoods that goes through all three entrances: east, north and west. Visits Grabtown Gulch and Borden Hatch Mill trails as well.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
17.6 miles 3600 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Purisima Creek - North Entrance - Route VIII (Purisima Creek)
Long loop through Purisima Creek Redwoods that visits all three entrances: east, north and south. Also goes through Grabtown Gulch and Borden Hatch Mill trails.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
17.4 miles 3600 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Purisima Creek - North Entrance - Route IX (Purisima Creek)
Nice loop through Purisima Creek Redwoods that visits all the entrances: east, north and west.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
13.5 miles 2600 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Purisima Creek - West Entrance - Route I (Purisima Creek)
Nice loop to North entrance via Whittemore Gulch and Harkins Ridge trails.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
7.1 miles 1500 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Purisima Creek - West Entrance - Route X (Purisima Creek)
Beautiful, long route in Purisima, going through Grabtown Gulch and Borden Hatch Mill trails in the south and Harkins Ridge and Craig Britton trails in the north.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
14.7 miles 2800 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Purisima Creek - West Entrance - Route XI (Purisima Creek)
A long route that goes through all three entrances: north, east and west. Also visits Grabtown Gulch and Borden Hatch Mill trails.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
17.6 miles 3600 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Purisima Creek - West Entrance - Route XII (Purisima Creek)
A walk along Purisima Creek Trail from west to east entrance.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
8.2 miles 1600 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Purisima Creek - West Entrance - Route II (Purisima Creek)
A beautiful loop through Craig Britton and Harkins Ridge trails.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
7.0 miles 1100 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Purisima Creek - West Entrance - Route III (Purisima Creek)
A shaded loop visiting Grabtown Gulch and Borden Hatch Mill trails, starting at the west entrance.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
6.3 miles 1200 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Purisima Creek - West Entrance - Route IV (Purisima Creek)
A route visiting the North entrance via Whittemore Gulch and Craig Britton trails.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
9.9 miles 1800 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Purisima Creek - West Entrance - Route V (Purisima Creek)
A long loop visiting the north entrance via Whittemore Gulch and Harkins Ridge trails. Also visits Grabtown Gulch and Borden Hatch Mill trails.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
13.4 miles 2900 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Purisima Creek - West Entrance - Route VI (Purisima Creek)
Pleasant route via Harkins Ridge, Craig Britton trails in the north and Grabtown Gulch, Borden Hatch Mill trails in the south.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
11.1 miles 2200 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Purisima Creek - West Entrance - Route VII (Purisima Creek)
Long loop visiting the north entrance via Whittemore Gulch and Craig Britton trails. Return journey via Grabtown Gulch and Borden Hatch Mill trails.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
14.0 miles 2700 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Purisima Creek - West Entrance - Route VIII (Purisima Creek)
Nice, shaded loop all along Purisima Creek trail from west entrance to the east. Return trip by Craig Britton and Harkins Ridge trails.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
10.6 miles 2000 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Purisima Creek - West Entrance - Route IX (Purisima Creek)
Long loop in Purisima Creek Redwoods visiting all three entrances: north, east and west.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
13.5 miles 2600 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Long Loop in Rancho Canada del Oro - Route I (Rancho Cañada Del Oro)
A pleasant hike through green rolling hills. Best done in spring.    Attractions: panoramic views
8.0 miles 1500 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Long Loop in Rancho Canada del Oro - Route II (Rancho Cañada Del Oro)
A long loop through green rolling hills.    Attractions: panoramic views
8.8 miles 1900 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Long Loop in Rancho Canada del Oro - Route III (Rancho Cañada Del Oro)
A long loop through green rolling hills.    Attractions: panoramic views
9.5 miles 2000 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Long Loop in Rancho Canada del Oro - Route IV (Rancho Cañada Del Oro)
A long loop through green rolling hills.    Attractions: panoramic views
17.0 miles 2600 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Short Loop in Rancho Canada del Oro - Route I (Rancho Cañada Del Oro)
Short loop through green rolling hills.    Attractions: panoramic views
4.0 miles 800 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Short Loop in Rancho Canada del Oro - Route II (Rancho Cañada Del Oro)
Short loop through green rolling hills.    Attractions: panoramic views
6.5 miles 1100 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Black Mountain from Rancho San Antonio - Route I (Rancho San Antonio)
A challenging hike to Black Mountain from Rancho San Antonio.    Attractions: forests, peaks, panoramic views
12.2 miles 2800 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Black Mountain from Rancho San Antonio - Route II (Rancho San Antonio)
A challenging hike to Black Mountain from Rancho San Antonio.    Attractions: forests, peaks, panoramic views
14.2 miles 2700 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Black Mountain from Rancho San Antonio - Route III (Rancho San Antonio)
A challenging hike to Black Mountain from Rancho San Antonio.    Attractions: forests, peaks, panoramic views
17.4 miles 2500 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Black Mountain from Rhus Ridge (Rancho San Antonio)
A challenging hike to Black Mountain from Rhus Ridge Trailhead.    Attractions: forests, peaks, panoramic views
9.5 miles 2400 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Coyote - Wildcat - High Meadow (Rancho San Antonio)
A pleasant walk through varied terrain, including a vista point with expansive views of Silicon Valley.    Attractions: panoramic views, forests
4.9 miles 750 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate     levelfour    levelthree
South Bay Duveneck Windmill Pasture Area from Rancho San Antonio (Rancho San Antonio)
A gently sloped hike along sunny trails in Rancho San Antonio.    Attractions: forests, panoramic views
8.7 miles 900 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay PG&E, Black Mountain, Chamise and Rogue Valley Trails (Rancho San Antonio)
A long loop in Rancho San Antonio.    Attractions: forests, panoramic views
12.5 miles 2100 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay PG&E Trail - Loop I (Rancho San Antonio)
Good hike for cardiovascular workout along rolling hills.    Attractions: panoramic views, forests
8.7 miles 1900 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay PG&E Trail - Loop II (Rancho San Antonio)
Pleasant hike in Rancho San Antonio along PG&E Trail.    Attractions: forests, panoramic views
8.2 miles 1700 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay PG&E Trail - Loop III (Rancho San Antonio)
Pleasant hike in Rancho San Antonio along PG&E Trail.    Attractions: forests, panoramic views
9.3 miles 1800 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Upper Wildcat Loop (Rancho San Antonio)
Nice short hike, mostly shaded, in Rancho San Antonio    Attractions: forests, panoramic views
5.8 miles 800 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Wildcat Loop (Rancho San Antonio)
Nice short hike, mostly shaded, in Rancho San Antonio    Attractions: forests, panoramic views
4.6 miles 600 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Short Walk in Ravenswood (Ravenswood)
A pleasant walk in a rather secluded park next to San Francisco Bay.    Attractions: bay views
2.6 miles 50 ft ★★leveltwo Gentle  levelone   leveltwo
East Bay East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail — Part 4
(via West Ridge Trail) (Redwood Regional)
Part 4 of the 32-mile East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail, through Redwood Regional Park.    Attractions: forests, redwoods
5.0 miles 300 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
East Bay East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail — Part 4
(via French Trail) (Redwood Regional)
Part 4 of the 32-mile East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail, through Redwood Regional Park, going through French Trail.    Attractions: forests, redwoods
6.5 miles 900 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
East Bay Stream Trail - French Trail (Redwood Regional)
Gorgeous hike through redwoods with over two miles next to a creek.    Attractions: creeks, redwoods
7.0 miles 1100 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Marin Ring Mountain from Paradise Drive (Ring Mountain)
A pleasant walk to a small hill with great ocean views.    Attractions: wildflowers, ocean views
3.5 miles 700 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Napa Mt St Helena (Robert Luis Stevenson)
A hike to the highest summit in Napa valley.    Attractions: peaks, panoramic views
9.8 miles 2100 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
North Bay Crown Memorial Beach Walk (Robert Crown Beach)
A pleasant beach walk so close to the city.    Attractions: beachwalks, bay views, restaurants
5.0 miles 0 ft ★★★levelthree Gentle      levelfive    levelthree
East Bay Hardy Canyon Trail - Miwok Trail (Round Valley)
A pleasant hike through rolling hills in Round Valley. Recommended in spring when valleys are lush green.    Attractions: panoramic views
4.6 miles 1000 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Bay Area Ridge Trail and Hawk Ridge Trail (Russian Ridge)
Gorgeous hike over green rolling hills.    Attractions: panoramic views
7.8 miles 1400 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Bay Area Ridge Trail in Russian Ridge (Russian Ridge)
Gorgeous hike over green rolling hills.    Attractions: panoramic views
7.1 miles 700 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Borel Hill - Hawk - Ancient Oaks (Russian Ridge)
Pleasant walk through green rolling hills amid spring wildflowers.    Attractions: wildflowers, panoramic views
5.0 miles 1000 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Cloud's Rest to Mindego Ridge (Russian Ridge)
A pleasant hike in Russian Ridge through open grasslands, creek crossings and forests with oaks, laurels and douglas fir.    Attractions: panoramic views, forests
6.2 miles 1400 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
Sonoma Coastal Trail in Salt Point State Park (Salt Point)
A spectacular hike along the Pacific Coast over bluffs and through beaches.    Attractions: beachwalks, ocean views
7.0 miles 800 ft ★★★★★levelfive Moderate   leveltwo      levelfive
Peninsula Heritage Grove - Forest Loop (Sam McDonald)
Nice shaded hike through redwoods.    Attractions: redwoods
7.6 miles 1600 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Marin Pioneer Tree Trail (Samuel Taylor)
Nice short hike through redwoods.    Attractions: redwoods, creeks
2.3 miles 300 ft ★★★★levelfour Easy   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Saddle Loop - Bog Trail (San Bruno Mountain)
A walk along paved road with great ocean views on clear days. Not many wildflowers in this section of the park.    Attractions: ocean views, panoramic views
2.8 miles 300 ft ★★leveltwo Easy   leveltwo    levelthree
Peninsula Summit Loop in San Bruno (San Bruno Mountain)
Excellent hike for spring wildflowers.    Attractions: wildflowers, panoramic views
3.4 miles 700 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Summit Loop - Ridge Trail (San Bruno Mountain)
A pleasant hike along a ridge with nice views along both sides: San Francisco Bay, Pacific Ocean and various towns nearby.    Attractions: panoramic views, wildflowers
8.3 miles 1500 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
Peninsula Coastal Hike from Sutro Heights Park to Crissy Field (San Francisco)
A gorgeous hike along the Pacific coastline with several detours to vista points and beaches.    Attractions: beachwalks, ocean views
8.0 miles 1200 ft ★★★★★levelfive Moderate      levelfive      levelfive
Peninsula Grand Loop Around Presidio (San Francisco)
Awesome city hike with a section that goes along the Pacific coastline and Baker Beach.    Attractions: ocean views, beachwalks
9.5 miles 1400 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate     levelfour     levelfour
Peninsula Mount Ellen (Memorial Park)
A short, sweet hike through a lush green forest. The route can be made longer by about two miles by starting inside the park, next to campsites.    Attractions: peaks, redwoods, forests
3.3 miles 800 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
East Bay Orinda Connector to Kennedy Grove (San Pablo Reservoir)
A walk adjoining San Pablo Reservoir with a few miles on paved road.    Attractions: lakes, panoramic views
12.5 miles 700 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult   leveltwo    levelthree
Peninsula Hazelnut - Valley View Loop (San Pedro Valley)
Pleasant walk through green rolling hills with panoramic valley views.    Attractions: forests, panoramic views
5.8 miles 1200 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Montara Mountain from San Pedro Valley Park (San Pedro Valley)
A vigorous climb to Mt Montara, through some beautifully shaded trails in San Pedro Valley Park.    Attractions: wildflowers, panoramic views, peaks
7.3 miles 1700 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
Peninsula Short Loop in San Pedro Valley Park (San Pedro Valley)
Short, shaded loop in San Pedro Valley Park.    Attractions: forests
2.5 miles 550 ft ★★★levelthree Easy   leveltwo    levelthree
Peninsula Two Loops in San Pedro Valley (San Pedro Valley)
Gorgeous loop through varied terrain in San Pedro Valley.    Attractions: panoramic views, forests
8.3 miles 1750 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Castle Rock from Sanborn Park HQ - Route I (Sanborn Skyline)
Nice, long walk through popular trails in two adjacent parks: Sanborn and Castle Rock.    Attractions: rock formations, redwoods, forests
14.6 miles 2700 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Castle Rock from Sanborn Park HQ - Route II (Sanborn Skyline)
Nice, long walk through popular trails in two adjacent parks: Sanborn and Castle Rock.    Attractions: rock formations, redwoods, forests
16.0 miles 2500 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Indian Rock from Sanborn Park HQ (Sanborn Skyline)
Pleasant, shaded loop in Sanborn County Park.    Attractions: rock formations, redwoods, forests
9.0 miles 1800 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
South Bay Short Loop from Sanborn Park HQ (Sanborn Skyline)
Short Loop in Sanborn County Park    Attractions: redwoods, forests
4.5 miles 1200 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
South Bay Skyline Trail in Sanborn County Park (Sanborn Skyline)
Pleasant, shaded walk along Skyline Trail that meanders next to Skyline Blvd.    Attractions: rock formations, forests
6.3 miles 500 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
South Bay Summit Rock from Sanborn Park HQ (Sanborn Skyline)
Pleasant, shaded loop in Sanborn County Park.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
12.1 miles 2300 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
South Bay Sunnyvale Mountain from Sanborn Park HQ (Sanborn Skyline)
Pleasant shaded hike through redwoods.    Attractions: rock formations, redwoods
8.3 miles 1800 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate    levelthree     levelfour
Santa Cruz Twin Lakes to Natural Bridges (Santa Cruz Beach)
A gorgeous walk along Santa Cruz coastline.    Attractions: beachwalks, ocean views, restaurants
8.0 miles 350 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate      levelfive     levelfour
South Bay Short Loop through Coyote Peak (Santa Teresa)
Great hike over green rolling hills with panoramic valley vies. Best visited in spring when hills are lush green.    Attractions: panoramic views, peaks
5.6 miles 1200 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
South Bay BART - Achistaca Trail (Saratoga Gap)
Beautiful shaded hike through forests.    Attractions: forests
4.9 miles 400 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay BART - Achistaca - Skyline to the Sea (Saratoga Gap)
Beautiful shaded hike through forests.    Attractions: forests
8.2 miles 1200 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Bay Area Ridge Trail through Saratoga Gap and Long Ridge (Saratoga Gap)
Nice hike along Bay Area Ridge Trail.    Attractions: panoramic views, forests
12.0 miles 1800 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult   leveltwo    levelthree
South Bay Saratoga Gap to Sempervirens (Saratoga Gap)
Beautiful shaded hike through forests.    Attractions: forests, redwoods
5.4 miles 700 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
East Bay Long Loop near Shadow Cliffs Lake (Shadow Cliffs)
A pleasant walk along all major trails along Shadow Cliffs Lake.    Attractions: lakes, forests
5.0 miles 100 ft ★★leveltwo Easy      levelfive   leveltwo
East Bay Short Loop near Shadow Cliffs Lake (Shadow Cliffs)
A short walk along Shadow Cliffs Lake.    Attractions: lakes, forests
2.7 miles 100 ft ★★leveltwo Easy      levelfive   leveltwo
East Bay East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail — Part 3
(Sibley Volcanic)
Part 3 of the 32-mile East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail, from Steam Trains Parking Lot on Lomas Cantadas (Tilden) to Skyline Gate (entrance for Redwood Regional Park). The hike goes through Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve and Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve in Oakland.    Attractions: forests, panoramic views
6.3 miles 900 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
East Bay Sibley - Huckleberry Grand Loop (Sibley Volcanic)
Fantastic hike through varied terrain including shaded green forest and volcanic rocks.    Attractions: rock formations, forests
7.5 miles 1800 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate    levelthree     levelfour
South Bay Hicks Road to Kennedy Road - I (Sierra Azul)
Long hike over rugged terrain in Sierra Azul.    Attractions: panoramic views
11.6 miles 2000 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Hicks Road to Kennedy Road - II (Sierra Azul)
Long hike over rugged terrain in Sierra Azul.    Attractions: panoramic views
14.5 miles 3000 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Kennedy - Limekiln - Priest Rock - I (Sierra Azul)
Short hike over rugged terrain in Sierra Azul.    Attractions: panoramic views
13.3 miles 3300 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Kennedy - Limekiln - Priest Rock - II (Sierra Azul)
Short hike over rugged terrain in Sierra Azul.    Attractions: panoramic views
18.3 miles 4400 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Kennedy Road to Lexington Reservoir - I (Sierra Azul)
Long hike over rugged terrain in Sierra Azul.    Attractions: panoramic views
7.6 miles 1700 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Kennedy Road to Lexington Reservoir - II (Sierra Azul)
Long hike over rugged terrain in Sierra Azul.    Attractions: panoramic views
7.8 miles 1700 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Kennedy Road to Lexington Reservoir - III (Sierra Azul)
Long hike over rugged terrain in Sierra Azul.    Attractions: panoramic views
10.5 miles 2300 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Kennedy Road to Lexington Reservoir - IV (Sierra Azul)
Long hike over rugged terrain in Sierra Azul.    Attractions: panoramic views
10.7 miles 2300 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Kennedy Trail I (Sierra Azul)
Short hike over rugged terrain in Sierra Azul.    Attractions: panoramic views
7.6 miles 1800 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Kennedy Trail II (Sierra Azul)
Short hike over rugged terrain in Sierra Azul.    Attractions: panoramic views
10.4 miles 2200 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Lexington Reservoir to Hicks Road - I (Sierra Azul)
Long hike over rugged terrain in Sierra Azul.    Attractions: panoramic views
12.6 miles 1700 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Lexington Reservoir to Hicks Road - II (Sierra Azul)
Long hike over rugged terrain in Sierra Azul.    Attractions: panoramic views
11.8 miles 1600 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Lexington Reservoir to Hicks Road - III (Sierra Azul)
Long hike over rugged terrain in Sierra Azul.    Attractions: panoramic views
11.7 miles 1800 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Lexington Reservoir to Hicks Road - IV (Sierra Azul)
Long hike over rugged terrain in Sierra Azul.    Attractions: panoramic views
11.9 miles 1800 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Priest Rock and Limekiln Trails - Route I (Sierra Azul)
Rugged terrain and panoramic views abound in this hike.    Attractions: panoramic views
5.0 miles 1100 ft ★★★★levelfour Easy   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Priest Rock and Limekiln Trails - Route II (Sierra Azul)
Rugged terrain and panoramic views abound in this hike.    Attractions: panoramic views
7.8 miles 2000 ft ★★★★levelfour Moderate   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Priest Rock and Limekiln Trails - Route III (Sierra Azul)
Rugged terrain and panoramic views abound in this hike.    Attractions: panoramic views
10.7 miles 2300 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
South Bay Priest Rock Trail (Sierra Azul)
Short hike over rugged terrain in Sierra Azul.    Attractions: panoramic views
7.6 miles 2000 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Woods - Limekiln - Priest Rock - I (Sierra Azul)
Long hike over rugged terrain in Sierra Azul.    Attractions: panoramic views
18.5 miles 3500 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Woods - Limekiln - Priest Rock - II (Sierra Azul)
Long hike over rugged terrain in Sierra Azul.    Attractions: panoramic views
23.5 miles 4400 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Woods Trail I (Sierra Azul)
Short hike over rugged terrain in Sierra Azul.    Attractions: panoramic views
5.6 miles 650 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Woods Trail II (Sierra Azul)
Short hike over rugged terrain in Sierra Azul.    Attractions: panoramic views
12.8 miles 2000 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult    levelthree    levelthree
South Bay Ipiwa - Sunny Jim - Old Page Mill (Skyline Ridge)
Pleasant walk through green rolling hills with panoramic valley views.    Attractions: panoramic views
7.6 miles 1300 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
Marin Muir Beach Overlook to Slide Ranch (Slide Ranch)
Gorgeous, secluded walk along the Pacific coastline to Slide Ranch with farm animals. Access to two rocky beaches in Slide Ranch.    Attractions: beachwalks, ocean views
3.8 miles 600 ft ★★★★levelfour Easy   leveltwo     levelfour
Santa Cruz Soquel Demonstration Loop 1 (Soquel Forest)
Nice, shaded hike through redwoods and rugged trails.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
11.7 miles 2100 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
Santa Cruz Soquel Demonstration Loop 5 (Soquel Forest)
Nice, shaded hike through redwoods and rugged trails.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
11.6 miles 2300 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
Santa Cruz Soquel Demonstration Loop 11 (Soquel Forest)
A long route through a park popular among mountain bikers.    Attractions: redwoods
11.4 miles 2000 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult   leveltwo    levelthree
Santa Cruz Soquel Demonstration Loop 15 (Soquel Forest)
Nice, shaded hike through redwoods and rugged trails.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
12.9 miles 2200 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
Santa Cruz Soquel Demonstration Loop 12 (Soquel Forest)
Nice, shaded hike through redwoods and rugged trails.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
16.1 miles 3300 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
Santa Cruz Soquel Demonstration Loop 6 (Soquel Forest)
Nice, shaded hike through redwoods and rugged trails.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
14.5 miles 2900 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
Santa Cruz Soquel Demonstration Loop 13 (Soquel Forest)
Nice, shaded hike through redwoods and rugged trails.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
16.0 miles 3200 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
Santa Cruz Soquel Demonstration Loop 7 (Soquel Forest)
Nice, shaded hike through redwoods and rugged trails.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
16.2 miles 3200 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
Santa Cruz Soquel Demonstration Loop 2 (Soquel Forest)
Nice, shaded hike through redwoods and rugged trails.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
10.3 miles 2000 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
Santa Cruz Soquel Demonstration Loop 8 (Soquel Forest)
Nice, shaded hike through redwoods and rugged trails.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
10.1 miles 1800 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
Santa Cruz Soquel Demonstration Loop 14 (Soquel Forest)
Nice, shaded hike through redwoods and rugged trails.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
11.9 miles 2100 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
Santa Cruz Soquel Demonstration Loop 9 (Soquel Forest)
Nice, shaded hike through redwoods and rugged trails.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
14.8 miles 2900 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
Santa Cruz Soquel Demonstration Loop 3 (Soquel Forest)
Nice, shaded hike through redwoods and rugged trails.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
9.0 miles 1500 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
Santa Cruz Soquel Demonstration Loop 10 (Soquel Forest)
Nice, shaded hike through redwoods and rugged trails.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
10.5 miles 1800 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
Santa Cruz Soquel Demonstration Loop 4 (Soquel Forest)
Nice, shaded hike through redwoods and rugged trails.    Attractions: redwoods, forests
9.5 miles 1500 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
South Bay Stanford Dish - Long Loop (Stanford Dish)
A popular hike with great views of Silicon Valley.    Attractions: open spaces, panoramic views
5.5 miles 800 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate      levelfive    levelthree
South Bay Stanford Dish - Short Loop (Stanford Dish)
A popular hike with great views of Silicon Valley.    Attractions: open spaces, panoramic views
3.7 miles 500 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate      levelfive   leveltwo
South Bay Tony Look - Coyote Ridge (Stevens Creek)
Nice hike adjoining a lake, through a forest and green rolling hills with panoramic valley views.    Attractions: lakes, forests, panoramic views
7.0 miles 1000 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
East Bay Flag Hill and Indian Joe Creek (Sunol)
Grand views of Sunol from atop Flag Hill.    Attractions: panoramic views
4.4 miles 1100 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
East Bay Flag Hill, Maguire Peaks (Sunol)
Awesome loop through all major trails in Sunol. Green rolling hills, majestic views, plenty of wildflowers in spring.    Attractions: wildflowers, panoramic views
11.1 miles 2800 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
East Bay Flag Hill, Vista Grande and Indian Joe Creek (Sunol)
Vigorous hike with grand views of Sunol from atop Flag Hill and along Vista Grande.    Attractions: panoramic views
6.0 miles 1700 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
East Bay Flag Hill, Vista Grande, Little Yosemite (Sunol)
Grand views of Sunol from atop Flag Hill. Route goes through Little Yosemite Area as well.    Attractions: panoramic views
8.0 miles 2100 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
East Bay Indian Joe Creek, McCorkle Trail (Sunol)
Gently graded hike with awesome valley views in Sunol    Attractions: panoramic views
5.1 miles 1400 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
East Bay Long Loop I in Sunol (Sunol)
Awesome loop through all major trails in Sunol. Green rolling hills, majestic views, plenty of wildflowers in spring.    Attractions: wildflowers, panoramic views
12.4 miles 3500 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo     levelfour
East Bay Maguire Peaks Loop I (Sunol)
Nice hike to Maguire Peak with panoramic valley views.    Attractions: peaks, panoramic views
5.2 miles 1000 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
East Bay Maguire Peaks Loop II (Sunol)
Nice hike to Maguire Peak with panoramic valley views.    Attractions: peaks, panoramic views
6.4 miles 1400 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
East Bay Mission Peak from Sunol (Sunol)
A longer but gentler route to Mission Peak. Lush green hills and great views from the top.    Attractions: panoramic views
10.4 miles 2100 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult     levelfour    levelthree
East Bay Mission Peak from Sunol - Long Route (Sunol)
A long route from Sunol Park HQ to Stanford Ave trailhead, via Mission Peak. Lush green hills and great views from the top.    Attractions: panoramic views
16.4 miles 4200 ft ★★★★levelfour Strenuous     levelfour     levelfour
East Bay Sunol to Ohlone College via Mission Peak (Sunol)
A point to point hike from Sunol to Ohlone College, mostly along Ohlone Wilderness Trail. Lush green hills and great views from the top.    Attractions: panoramic views
8.6 miles 2100 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult     levelfour    levelthree
East Bay Sunol to Stanford Ave via Mission Peak - I (Sunol)
A point to point hike from Sunol to Stanford Ave trailhead. Awesome valley views and lush green hills in spring.    Attractions: panoramic views
8.1 miles 2100 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult     levelfour    levelthree
East Bay Sunol to Stanford Ave via Mission Peak - II (Sunol)
A point to point hike from Sunol to Stanford Ave trailhead. Awesome valley views and lush green hills in spring.    Attractions: panoramic views
8.6 miles 2100 ft ★★★levelthree Difficult     levelfour    levelthree
Peninsula Fassler Ave - Sweeney Ridge - Mori Point - Pacifica Beach (Sweeney Ridge)
Pretty hike through varied terrain including ridges, beach walks and bluff trails.    Attractions: ocean views, beachwalks, panoramic views
9.0 miles 1500 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree     levelfour
Peninsula Shelldance Nursery to Milagra Ridge (Sweeney Ridge)
Panoramic Views of Pacific Ocean and the city of Pacifica as the hike goes through green rolling hills.    Attractions: panoramic views, ocean views
9.0 miles 1800 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
Peninsula Shelldance Nursery to Skyline College (Sweeney Ridge)
Panoramic Views of Pacific Ocean and the city of Pacifica as the hike goes through green rolling hills.    Attractions: panoramic views, ocean views
4.8 miles 1500 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
Peninsula Sneath Lane to Mori Point (Sweeney Ridge)
Great hike over hills with panoramic ocean views.    Attractions: ocean views, panoramic views, wildflowers
11.8 miles 2300 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult     levelfour     levelfour
North Bay Short Loop in Short Ridge (Sycamore Valley)
Pleasant hike amid green rolling hills with panoramic views of residential complexes of Danville.    Attractions: panoramic views
3.2 miles 700 ft ★★★levelthree Easy   leveltwo    levelthree
East Bay Lake Temescal Loop (Temescal)
A short walk around Lake Temescal.    Attractions: lakes
1.1 miles 50 ft ★★leveltwo Gentle      levelfive    levelthree
Marin Upland Trail (Tiburon Uplands)
A pleasant shaded walk through Tiburon Uplands with a side trip to Heathcliff Fire Rd in Old St Hilary's which offers great views of Richmond - San Rafael Bridge.    Attractions: forests, wildflowers, ocean views
1.2 miles 400 ft ★★leveltwo Easy  levelone    levelthree
North Bay East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail — Part 2 (Tilden)
Part 2 of the 32-mile East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail, from Inspiration Point (Tilden) to Steams Trains Parking Lot on Lomas Cantadas (Tilden).    Attractions: panoramic views
3.0 miles 900 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
North Bay Nimitz Way from Inspiration Point (Tilden)
A pleasant walk along a paved trail with panoramic views of east bay.    Attractions: panoramic views
8.0 miles 400 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
Marin Four Beaches from Camino Del Mar (Tomales Bay)
A beautiful hike through varied terrain including sandy beaches, rocky beaches and forests.    Attractions: beachwalks, ocean views, forests
10.7 miles 1500 ft ★★★★★levelfive Difficult   leveltwo      levelfive
Marin Four Beaches from Hearts Desire (Tomales Bay)
A long hike in Tomales Bay through all the trails in the park.    Attractions: bayviews, forests
10.3 miles 1500 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
Marin Three Beaches from Camino Del Mar (Tomales Bay)
A beautiful hike through varied terrain including sandy beaches, rocky beaches and forests.    Attractions: beachwalks, ocean views, forests
9.4 miles 1500 ft ★★★★★levelfive Difficult   leveltwo      levelfive
Marin Three Beaches from Hearts Desire (Tomales Bay)
A short pleasant hike in Tomales Bay with little elevation gain.    Attractions: bayviews, forests
5.1 miles 700 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
Marin Two Beaches from Hearts Desire (Tomales Bay)
A short pleasant hike in Tomales Bay.    Attractions: bayviews, forests
2.4 miles 300 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
Far Away Cross-Country Hike in Tumey Hills (Tumey Hills)
Cross-country hike in Tumey Hills that requires almost 30 river crossings.    Attractions: river crossings, panoramic views, cross-country
12.0 miles 2500 ft ★★★★★levelfive Difficult  levelone      levelfive
Peninsula Tunitas Creek Beach Walk (Tunitas Creek Beach)
Beach access requires scrambling with the help of ropes.    Attractions: ropes, scrambling, beachwalks
2.3 miles 300 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate     levelfour    levelthree
East Bay Kings Canyon Loop from Pinehurst Road (Upper San Leandro Reservoir)
A moderate hike offering great views of green rolling hills and the serene San Leandro Reservoir. About a third of the route is shaded.    Attractions: panoramic views, forests, lakes
7.9 miles 1300 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
East Bay Kings Canyon Loop from Redwood Regional Park (Upper San Leandro Reservoir)
A strenuous hike offering great views of green rolling hills and the serene San Leandro Reservoir. About half the route is shaded.    Attractions: panoramic views, forests, lakes
11.2 miles 2300 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo    levelthree
East Bay Kings Canyon Loop from Valle Vista Staging Area (Upper San Leandro Reservoir)
A nice hike offering great views of green rolling hills and the serene San Leandro Reservoir. Mostly unshaded.    Attractions: panoramic views, lakes
6.5 miles 900 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
South Bay Table Mountain via Long Ridge (Upper Stevens Creek)
Great hike through forest and creeks near Highway 35.    Attractions: forests, creeks
10.2 miles 1800 ft ★★★★levelfour Difficult   leveltwo    levelthree
South Bay All Waterfalls in Uvas Canyon (Uvas Canyon)
A spectacular hike that visits all waterfalls and cascades in Uvas Canyon. Best done in late winter or early spring, after heavy rains.    Attractions: waterfalls, redwoods, creeks
5.6 miles 1600 ft ★★★★★levelfive Moderate     levelfour      levelfive
South Bay Knibb's Knob (Uvas Canyon)
One of the steepest trails in the bay area offering panoramic valley views along the way.    Attractions: panoramic valley views
4.0 miles 1700 ft ★★★★levelfour Strenuous   leveltwo   leveltwo
South Bay Swanson Creek - Uvas Creek (Uvas Canyon)
A gorgeous route that stays adjacent to creeks throughout.    Attractions: creeks, redwoods, waterfalls
2.8 miles 900 ft ★★★★★levelfive Moderate      levelfive      levelfive
South Bay Waterfall - Knobcone - Contour (Uvas Canyon)
An awesome short loop through waterfalls and creeks in Uvas Canyon.    Attractions: creeks, waterfalls, redwoods, forests
3.5 miles 1200 ft ★★★★★levelfive Moderate     levelfour      levelfive
Santa Cruz Shoreline Walk along West Cliff Drive (West Cliff Drive)
A pleasant walk along West Cliff Drive with great views of the Pacific.    Attractions: beachwalks, ocean views
6.1 miles 200 ft ★★★★levelfour Easy      levelfive     levelfour
Peninsula Wilbur's Watch (Wilbur's Watch)
A pleasant short hike to a vista point which offers expansive views from Pigeon Point Lighthouse in the north to Gazos Creek Beach in the south.    Attractions: ocean views, lighthouses
2.0 miles 250 ft ★★★levelthree Easy  levelone     levelfour
North Bay East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail — Part 1 (Wildcat Canyon)
Part 1 of the 32-mile East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail, from Alvarado Staging Area (Wildcat Canyon) to Inspiration Point (Tilden).    Attractions: panoramic views
7.2 miles 1300 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate   leveltwo    levelthree
North Bay Wildcat Peak from Alvarado Area (Wildcat Canyon)
A long hike through rolling hills with great views of Berkeley and San Franisco Bay. The last few miles are on a paved road.    Attractions: peaks, open spaces
12.5 miles 1500 ft ★★leveltwo Difficult   leveltwo    levelthree
Santa Cruz Grand Loop in Wilder Ranch (Wilder Ranch)
A long loop that goes through Wilder Ranch trails on both sides of Highway 1. Meandering through shaded trails in forests, grasslands with panoramic valley views, beach walks to interesting stone formations and bluff trails with expansive views of the Pacific.    Attractions: forests, panoramic views, ocean views, beachwalks
13.0 miles 1200 ft ★★★★★levelfive Difficult   leveltwo      levelfive
Santa Cruz Ohlone Bluff Trail (Wilder Ranch)
A beautiful hike along the bluffs next to Pacific Ocean, providing access to multiple beaches en route.    Attractions: beachwalks, ocean views, wildlife
6.2 miles 200 ft ★★★★levelfour Easy    levelthree      levelfive
Peninsula Hamms Gulch - Razorback Ridge from Portola Road (Windy Hill)
A pleasant hike in Windy Hill    Attractions: forests, panoramic views
10.3 miles 1800 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
Peninsula Hamms Gulch - Razorback Ridge from Skyline Blvd (Windy Hill)
A pleasant hike in Windy Hill.    Attractions: forests, panoramic views
9.1 miles 1400 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
Peninsula Razorback Ridge - Spring Ridge from Portola Road (Windy Hill)
A pleasant hike in Windy Hill    Attractions: forests, panoramic views
9.8 miles 1800 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
Peninsula Razorback Ridge - Spring Ridge from Skyline Blvd (Long Route) (Windy Hill)
A pleasant hike in Windy Hill    Attractions: forests, panoramic views
9.8 miles 1800 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
Peninsula Razorback Ridge - Spring Ridge from Skyline Blvd (Short Route) (Windy Hill)
A pleasant hike in Windy Hill    Attractions: forests, panoramic views
8.8 miles 1500 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
Peninsula Spring Ridge - Hamms Gulch from Portola Road (Windy Hill)
A pleasant hike in Windy Hill    Attractions: forests, panoramic views
7.7 miles 1500 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
Peninsula Spring Ridge - Hamms Gulch from Skyline Blvd (Long Route) (Windy Hill)
A pleasant hike in Windy Hill    Attractions: forests, panoramic views
7.7 miles 1500 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
Peninsula Spring Ridge - Hamms Gulch from Skyline Blvd (Short Route) (Windy Hill)
A pleasant hike in Windy Hill    Attractions: forests, panoramic views
6.5 miles 1200 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
Peninsula Bear Gulch - Alambique (Wunderlich)
Gently sloped, short route in Wunderlich Park.    Attractions: forests, redwoods
5.2 miles 1000 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
Peninsula Bear Gulch - Alambique - Skyline (Wunderlich)
Gently sloped, forested route in Wunderlich Park.    Attractions: forests, redwoods
10.2 miles 1800 ft ★★★levelthree Moderate    levelthree    levelthree
Far Away Cloud's Rest from Happy Isles (Yosemite)
Spectacular hike in Yosemite to awesome 360-degree views.    Attractions: rock formations, panoramic views, forests, waterfalls
20.1 miles 6000 ft ★★★★★levelfive Strenuous    levelthree      levelfive
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