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Ultimate Sunday Hike

Hike to an East Bay Hidden Gem, Port Costa

Never heard of Port Costa— the tiny, hidden gem in the northern reaches of Contra Costa County? While seemingly off the beaten path, this gorgeous hike is surprisingly accessible.

The Ultimate Sunday Hike: Get Panoramic Bay Area Views From Atop Sweeney Ridge

The climb to the top of Sweeney Ridge is breathtaking, both for the pitch that gradually steepens as you ascend and for the magnificant vistas of the Bay Area's varied geography once you've reached the ridgeline.

Ultimate Weekend Hike: 360° Views from Atop Angel Island

The top of Angel Island’s Mt. Livermore provides one of the Bay Area’s most spectacular and least crowded viewpoints.  The only access to this centrally located vista rising 788 feet above San Francisco Bay is by ferry and foot, ensuring that only those willing to make the effort get to enjoy it.

Find Tranquility on the SF Bay Trail in Oyster Point

The Bay Trail Plan was adopted by the ABAG (Association of Bay Area Governments) in 1989 with the goal of creating a 500-mile hike around the Bay Area. Now over two thirds complete, there are 338 accesible miles, this hike explores an easy-to-get-to portion of the trail at Oyster Point. 

Hike the Tomales Bay Trail for Open Vistas and Stunning Views

Easily accessible, the Tomales Bay Trail offers sweeping vistas of Inverness Ridge to the west and Black Mountain to the east. 

Go Coastal on a Lands End Hike

A stand of fog enschrouded Monterey Cypress trees along the Coastal trail at Lan

Offering some of the most stunning views in a city famous for them, a hike on the Coastal Trail at Lands Ends is a San Francisco bucket list-must for residents and tourists alike.

Take the Giant Highway for Non-Stop Views at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline

Mt. Tamalpais and the Vallejo ferry from the aptly named Bay View Trail in Pinol

The Point Pinole Regional Shoreline owes its existence to explosives. More than a hundred years ago, black powder was produced in San Francisco for use in the gold mines of the Sierras. After numerous factory explosions, the manufacture of such substances was deemed too dangerous for populated areas and the companies were exiled to the East Bay – Albany, El Cerrito, and Point Pinole.

Weekend Hike: The Steps and Lanes of Mill Valley

For this weekend's hike, head across the bridge to Mill Valley for a badonk-enhancing workout. 

Hike the Rugged Bluffs of Mori Point

Occupying a sentinel position at the southern Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Mori Point sits upon a rugged coastal promontory south of Pacifica in San Mateo County. Offering all types of hiking, its 110 acres are home to the San Francisco garter snake, once North America’s most endangered reptile as well as red-legged frogs and amazing spring wildflower blooms. 

Find Dramatic Coastal Views on the New Devil's Slide Trail

The Devil's Slide trail view over the Pacific Ocean

A geologic inevitability, Devil’s Slide is situated high above the Pacific Ocean between the coastal towns of Pacifica and Halfmoon Bay. For decades, it has been a consistent and persistent headache for local motorists and CalTrans alike, closing Highway 1 innumerable times as sections have slid into the hungry surf below.

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