Bay Nature Trails List

We've got maps and directions to over 150 great Bay Area trails, from Monterey to Mendocino, from San Francisco to Solano!

4T – Forest Trail route

Excellent detailed information on this section of the 4T here.    This is the Forest Trail section from the Oregon Zoo through the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) to the Tram.    This wonderful hike is mostly through quiet scenic woods away from dwellings and traffic. The trail goes up to Council Crest where […]

Length: 2.98 miles

4T – Urban Route hike

Excellent detailed information on this section of the 4T here.    This is the Urban route of the 4T  from the Oregon Zoo through the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) to the Tram.    This wonderful hike is mostly through quiet scenic woods away from dwellings and traffic. The trail goes up to Council Crest […]

Length: 2.83 miles

A Plain Plain with Planes

Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline is yet another landfill converted to park, and as long as you don’t expect more than that it’s pretty nice. Most of this walk is on a paved stretch of the San Francisco Bay Trail along the rip-rapped Bay shore, where you might well see interesting waterfowl. You will certainly see […]

Length: 2.35 miles

Acalanes Ridge Ramble

Start at the junction of Alfred Ave. and Sousa Dr. in Walnut Creek. This location is easily reached from the N. Main exit from 680 N or S. bound. Turn right onto N. Main, then turning left on San Luis Rd. (gas station on corner), left onto Alfred and left again to the dead end […]

Length: 2.61 miles

Alamere Falls

Just north of Bolinas and the Point Reyes Bird Observatory lies Alamere Falls, a beautiful waterfall that drops down into the ocean.  The 8-mile in and out Coast trail to the falls winds its way along the cliffs overlooking the Pacific and on clear days, the Farallon Islands.  The majority of this hike involves a […]

Length: 8.21 miles

Albany Bulb Loop

  This is a great destination for anyone looking for a cool place to let a dog run, or a nice place to see birds, or an odd place to see what happens when urban decay, art, and nature collide. This unusual park just west of Golden Gate Fields is actually a former landfill. And […]

Length: 1.79 miles

Albany Hill and Cerrito Creek

This map shows a few possible loops exploring lower Cerrito Creek and Albany Hill, an amazing urban oasis. Open Street Map gives an idea of the possibilities, although the details of their trails are not to be counted on. You may want to start, or end, you walk at Peet's Coffee, San Pablo at Carlson, […]

Length: 1.84 miles

Albertson Parkway

A short paved/landscaped trail that leads to the nearby 1,500 acre Santa Teresa County Park with plenty of rural hiking trails and historic farm structures.

Length: 0.4 miles

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Length: 8.86 miles

Alt Ride: Leg 1

The first leg of the Alt Ride!  Departs San Jose Caltrain station with an overnight at Joseph Grant Campground.   For more information about the Alt. Ride:  Altride.org

Length: 25.16 miles

Alt Ride: Mount Tamalpais

This is the second leg of the Alt Ride.  Start at the Caltrain Station in San Francisco (4th and King), ride along the embarcadero, over the Golden Gate bridge to the top of Mount Tamalpais.  For more information about the Alt. ride: http://altride.org

Length: 27.82 miles

Alt. Ride: Leg 3

The final leg of the Alt Ride from Pleasant Hill BART to the top of Mount Diablo and back!  For more information about the Alt. Ride:  http://altride.transitandtrails.org/

Length: 16.37 miles

Altride Leg 1 Camp to Summit

 This is the first leg of the Triple Threat, from Joseph Grant Campground to the top of Mount Hamilton.

Length: 11.35 miles

Alum Rock Park

I took public transit to Alum Rock Park. I had to walk 15 mins along Penitencia Creek in order to get into Alum Rock Park.  The weather was perfect for hiking. I started walking along the creek bed. There I saw many California native plants like: California Buckeye, California Bay Laurel, sticky monkeyflower, miner's lettuce […]

Length: 15.43 miles

Anniversary Trail Loop, Windy Hill Open Space

Not surprisingly, spectacular views and stiff breezes are hallmarks of Windy Hill Open Space Preserve, which mounts the east-facing slope of the ridge above Portola Valley. The remarkable 360-degree vista at the top of the ridge, from ocean to bay, is ample reward for ascending Anniversary Trail. Hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians enjoy 12 miles of […]

Length: 1.3 miles

Aquatic Park from Emeryville

This is the idyllic-looking slender lake you see south of University Avenue from Highway 80, and traffic noise is its main drawback. Disregard that, if you can, and it's quite wonderful, with a large playground, grassy picnic areas, and a frisbee golf course. There’s a nice café serving espresso drinks near the north end, where […]

Length: 2.36 miles

Aquatic Park from north

This is the idyllic-looking slender lake you see south of University Avenue from Highway 80, and traffic noise is its main drawback. Disregard that, if you can, and it's quite wonderful, with a large playground, grassy picnic areas, and a frisbee golf course. There’s a nice café serving espresso drinks near the bottom of Bancroft […]

Length: 2.36 miles

Arlington Park — Hillside Natural Area — Herms loop

Arlington Park, with shade, water, restrooms, and tables, is a good start and end for walks that mix city and country, with great views. The map shows one possibility. From spring-fed ponds near the center of the park, follow the creeklet south to exit, and carefully cross Arlington, at Arlington and Brewster. Follow paved paths […]

Length: 2.24 miles

Arrowhead Marsh

The fabled “there” in Oakland—one of them, anyway—can be found just north of the airport, close by the Nimitz freeway. This green corner salvaged from the city’s industrial underbelly may be the best place in the East Bay to see successful wetland restoration. And you can get to it on the bus! MLK Shoreline is […]

Length: 1.95 miles

Arrowhead Marsh and North

The fabled “there” in Oakland—one of them, anyway—can be found just north of the airport, close by the Nimitz freeway. This green corner salvaged from the city’s industrial underbelly may be the best place in the East Bay to see successful wetland restoration. And you can get to it on the bus! MLK Shoreline is […]

Length: 3.6 miles

 
 
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