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Gems in Bay Area - 28

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gem Favorite Flying over the Golden Gate.

Golden Gate Bridge

(43) Sausalito, CA
gem Favorite Tall trees

Cathedral Grove

(28) Mill Va…, CA
gem Favorite Atop Alamere Falls

Alamere Falls

(24) Bolinas, CA
gem Favorite Muir Woods

Bohemian Grove

(22) Mill Va…, CA
gem Favorite The only remnants fo the Post Exchange and Officers' Club

Alcatraz Island

(22) San Fra…, CA
gem Favorite Another view of Point Reyes Lighthouse

Point Reyes Lighthouse

(21) Inverness, CA

Recommended Routes in Bay Area - 96

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Favorite Tule elk male, Tule Elk Reserve, Tomales Bay
Intermediate

Tomales Point Trail

9.8 mi 15.7 km 996' Up 303.54 m Up 996' Down 303.53 m Down

Inverness, CA
Favorite Bolinas and the Pacific Ocean, Farralon Islands in sunset. From Bare Knoll off of Matt Davis Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Steep Ravine - Matt Davis Loop

7.1 mi 11.4 km 1,556' Up 474.2 m Up 1,589' Down 484.37 m Down

Bolinas, CA
Favorite The Golden Gate Bridge is on display from the Coastal Trail.
Intermediate

Coastal Trail: Lands End

2.9 mi 4.6 km 192' Up 58.44 m Up 192' Down 58.4 m Down

San Fra…, CA
Favorite West Waddell Creek trickles through a verdant forest in Big Basin Redwoods State Park.
Intermediate/Difficult

Berry Creek Falls Loop

9.7 mi 15.6 km 1,844' Up 562.19 m Up 1,835' Down 559.42 m Down

Boulder…, CA
Favorite Atop Alamere Falls
Intermediate

Palomarin to Alamere Falls Out and Back

8.3 mi 13.3 km 991' Up 302.15 m Up 991' Down 302.09 m Down

Bolinas, CA
Favorite Muir Woods
Easy/Intermediate

Hillside Loop

2.5 mi 3.9 km 255' Up 77.77 m Up 255' Down 77.75 m Down

Tamalpa…, CA
Favorite The blue mountains of Santa Cruz!
Intermediate

Castle Rock Loop

3.6 mi 5.8 km 662' Up 201.81 m Up 694' Down 211.67 m Down

Monte S…, CA
Favorite Northward bound backpacker taking in the view with his morning snack.
Intermediate/Difficult

Muir Beach Loop

5.8 mi 9.4 km 1,164' Up 354.88 m Up 1,164' Down 354.8 m Down

Tamalpa…, CA
Favorite The Anniversary Trail makes its way up Windy Hill.
Intermediate/Difficult

Hamms Gulch-Spring Ridge Trail Loop

7.7 mi 12.3 km 1,440' Up 438.85 m Up 1,439' Down 438.59 m Down

Portola…, CA

Bay Area Hiking

  • 2,868 Miles 4,615 Kilometers of Trail
  • 119 Recommended Routes
  • 28 Gems Gems
  • 386 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 605 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 82 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Bay Area - 952

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6.6 mi 10.6 km #1Dipsea Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Mill Valley, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Mill Valley, CA 34 
0.7 mi 1.2 km #2Redwood Grove Loop Trail
Easy
Mount Hermon, CA
Easy
Mount Hermon, CA 12 
1.1 mi 1.8 km #3SCA Trail
Intermediate
Sausalito, CA
Intermediate
Sausalito, CA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #4Pirates Cove Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Tamalpais Valley, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Tamalpais Valley, CA
2.4 mi 3.9 km #5Whittemore Gulch Trail
Intermediate
Half Moon Bay, CA
Intermediate
Half Moon Bay, CA 13 
4.7 mi 7.6 km #6Ohlone Bluff Trail
Easy
Santa Cruz, CA
Easy
Santa Cruz, CA 10 
0.7 mi 1.1 km #7Point Reyes Lighthouse Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Inverness, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Inverness, CA 10 
2.9 mi 4.7 km #8Hidden Coast near Elephant Cave
Very Difficult
Inverness, CA
Very Difficult
Inverness, CA
3.7 mi 5.9 km #9Engleman's Loop
Intermediate
Santa Cruz, CA
Intermediate
Santa Cruz, CA
8.2 mi 13.1 km #10Los Trancos Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Ladera, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Ladera, CA

Photos of Bay Area - 2,526

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Atop Alamere Falls
Feb 17, 2015 near Bolinas, CA
Sun on the hills.
Oct 18, 2016 near East Fo…, CA
Another view of Point Reyes Lighthouse
Sep 1, 2015 near Inverness, CA
Sunset on the beach
Jul 27, 2018 near Sausalito, CA
Muir Woods
May 12, 2016 near Mill Va…, CA
View from the SCA Trail.
Mar 3, 2016 near Sausalito, CA
A beautiful spring sunrise on Henry Coe's Monument Trail
Mar 25, 2019 near Morgan…, CA
Hikers climb a sunny, sandy ridge on the McCrary Ridge Trail.
Feb 1, 2017 near Boulder…, CA