Are there good places to hike around the bay area?

Asked by Emily Erekuff, Menifee, CA Thu May 3, 2007

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Dominique Van…, Agent, Palo Alto, CA
Sat May 12, 2007
Consult the Bay Area Hiker website.
You will have fun.
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Sasha, , San Francisco, CA
Fri May 4, 2007
In Cupertino, San Antonio Ranch is the best hiking and biking spot. It's near the 280 exit foothill road
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Stephan, Home Buyer, San Francisco, CA
Thu May 3, 2007
There are a ton of places to hike in the bay area. I like the marin headlands, muir woods or some of the trails down the peninsula. There is also mt. tam and mt. diablo which are good choices as well.
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Yvonne Jaram…, Agent, Honolulu, HI
Sun Aug 19, 2007
YES and trails even in the city, though pretty tame. I used to hike from the Lake Street area through the Presidio down to the beach at Crissy Field on mornings before work. Favorites are in Marin, Stinson - Dipsea Trail, Mt. Tam area. Check out this link. and this in another good one for easy, kid-friendly city hikes…
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Dave Rivera…, Agent, Orinda, CA
Fri Aug 17, 2007
Hi Emily,
Sobrante Ridge in El Sobrante is beautiful; with fresh air, lots of wildlife, and views of the Bay! Best access is from the top of Coach Drive; there is a parking lot there.
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Vicki Moore, Agent, San Carlos, CA
Thu Aug 16, 2007
Remember Pacifica. You can walk from the pier south along a trail that runs on the edge of the mountain while looking out over the ocean. It's an amazing view, especially thinking about the Ocean Shore Rail Road that ran along the edge of the mountain adjacent to that same trail.

The trail that's in the back of Pacifica, at Oddstad Blvd and Linda Mar Blvd, is really great as well. The deer are walking about; they're so close you can almost reach out and touch them. There's bunnies, quail, and once I saw a baby bobcat laying in the grass.
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Joy Liu, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Thu Aug 9, 2007
Hi Emily - if you want to stay close to the city or even in the city, I highly suggest you seek out the Lands End Hike with trail heads near the Cliff House and Sea Cliff. This hike isn't very long. But is highly scenic. It hugs the cost and you can see the Golden Gate Bridge. It's also a great part of San Francisc history. I highly suggest you check it out. See the link below from some other hike suggestions.
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Ellen Chung, , San Mateo, CA
Thu Aug 2, 2007
Sorry for the delay, but I just signed up for Trulia and I saw your question--this is right up my alley. I LOVE hiking! The website submitted by Dominique is a great site to visit if you want descriptions, logistics of a hike (e.g. whether it is an easy hike, tough hike, how many miles, view descriptions, etc.).

But just to chime in with my two cents, there are some areas that I absolutely love to visit when I'm in the mood to hike. Point Reyes has some beautiful trails that will bring you down to the beach if you so desire or there are also hikes that will allow you to get a cliff view of it all as a reward. You can drive to the Point Reyes station where they will give you a map and give you some guidance as to which trails to take if you're not sure. Another one of my favorites is Muir Woods. There are multiple trails there of varying degrees of difficulty, but it brings you to another place. You're completely engulfed in nature, trees and fresh air.

In the case you feel like traveling a little further out Mendocino also has some fantastic trails. They also have great canoeing and kayaking there on the Big River. You should definitely check it out when you've got the time. Have fun!
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