Mt Livermore and West Perimeter
7.0 miles     1000 ft
2 Sep 2012
Summary

Awesome hike to Mt Livermore and along the western section of Angel Island

Location: Angel Island State Park

Elevation Profile
Trailhead

Location: 21 Main St, Belvedere Tiburon, CA 94920 . Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Directions: Excellent directions. There is a map at the bottom of this page that shows locations of parking locations. The parking near the ferry terminal is expensive ($16 for 5 hours). There are other parking lots near Beach Street which offer $5 parking for the whole day.

From San Francisco, follow 101 North. Take exit 447 for CA-131 toward Tiburon Blvd / E Blithedale Blvd and turn right onto CA-131 East. Drive for 4.2 miles, turn right onto Main Street. Ferry terminal is on the left.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: $5 per day at select parking lots (last visited: September 2012)

Capacity: Hundreds of cars may be parked at various parking lots in downtown Tiburon. Many of them offer $5 parking for the whole day.

Latitude: 37.873264     Longitude: -122.456276

Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Official Trail Map: Good map showing various trails.

» Official Camping Map: Good map showing various trails.

» Walker's Map of San Francisco by Pease Press: Excellent quality maps showing many parks and trails in the San Francisco area. Many of these parks do not have free trail maps online. Cost was $7.95 in April 2011.

Route

Parking: Excellent directions. There is a map at the bottom of this page that shows locations of parking locations. The parking near the ferry terminal is expensive ($16 for 5 hours). There are other parking lots near Beach Street which offer $5 parking for the whole day.

To Angel Island: From the Angel Island Ferry terminal in Tiburon, take a ferry to Angel Island. In September 2012, round-trip cost was $13.50 per person. Ferries run every hour. The first ferry was at 10am.

To Mt Livermore (2.1 miles): From the point where the ferry drops off passengers on Angel Island, follow North Ridge Trail (1.7 miles) → right on Mt Livermore Trail (0.4 miles) to reach the top of Mt Livermore. There are picnic tables at the top with awesome 360-degree views of Tiburon peninsula and Golden Gate Bridge.

To Perimeter Road (1.0 miles): From Mt Livermore, follow Mt Livermore Trail (0.4 miles) → continue along Sunset Trail then turn left on Ida Trail, then left on Fire Road, then an immediate left along an unnamed trail leading down to Perimeter Road, which is a wide paved road encircling the island. See trail map for this section of the hike.

To Ferry Terminal (4.0 miles): Turn right on Perimeter Road (3.0 miles) and follow it until there is a left turn along an unnamed trail leading to Ayala Cove (0.4 miles), which is adjacent to the ferry terminal. Add a short detour to Perles Beach (0.6 miles round trip), and an excursion to Camp Reynolds. There are many vista points all along the route:

  1. Ayala Cove: Near the ferry terminal at Angel Island.
  2. Perles Beach: An unmarked trail from Perimeter Road goes down to Perles Beach. Total distance: 0.6 miles round-trip.
  3. Battery Ledyard: Short side trip down to an abandoned battery.
  4. Camp Reynolds: This area generates a feeling of expansiveness and provides coastal access too.
Ferry Terminal

Full photo album — 2 September 2012

Photos are from a different hike with similar landscape: Grand Loop in Angel Island.
Views from Mt Livermore

Full photo album — 2 September 2012

Photos are from a different hike with similar landscape: Grand Loop in Angel Island.
Perles Beach

Full photo album — 2 September 2012

Photos are from a different hike with similar landscape: Grand Loop in Angel Island.
Battery Ledyard

Full photo album — 2 September 2012

Photos are from a different hike with similar landscape: Grand Loop in Angel Island.
Camp Reynolds

Full photo album — 2 September 2012

Photos are from a different hike with similar landscape: Grand Loop in Angel Island.
Yachts

Full photo album — 2 September 2012

Photos are from a different hike with similar landscape: Grand Loop in Angel Island.
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