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