Top Bay Area California Hike: Mission Peak Trail
I highly recommend the Mission Peak Trail in Fremont, CA for a ton of reasons. This is a 6.2 mile round trip trail with gains of 2500 feet. This hike is easily accessible from all over the Bay Area, gives you a great workout, and the views are beyond incredible!
Top Bay Area California Hike: To The Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site
Eugene O’Neill was America’s only Nobel Prize winning playwright. He lived on a beautiful property in the Danville, California hills from 1937 to 1944. O’Neill and his wife Carlotta used the Nobel Prize money to design and build their home, the Tao House, in the Chinese Taoist style. While living there, O’Neill wrote his most revered plays; The Iceman Cometh, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, and A Moon For The Misbegotten.
Top Bay Area California Hike: Tennessee Valley, Coastal Trail, Fox Trail Loop
The Tennessee Valley trails in the Tennessee Valley Golden Gate National Park and Recreation Area are among the most popular trails in all of Northern California.
Located in Mill Valley, California, the Tennessee Valley Trailhead is a great spot to access many Tennessee Valley Hiking trails. And it is just 30 minutes from San Francisco or the East Bay.
The Best Hike in Pinnacles National Park
Pinnacles National Park is one of the most beautiful and yet, underrated National Parks in California. There are over 30 hiking trails, campsites, caves, a reservoir, and lots of wildlife, including bats and condors. What’s not to love? The stunning, volcanic, rocky spires, which give Pinnacles its name, are everywhere. You will encounter steep climbs in order to capture the sweeping views, but it is well worth it! This park is so well taken care of and very hiker-friendly. There are many short loops, and easier trails so don’t be intimidated by the strenuous hikes. There is something for everyone at Pinnacles.
Hike Alamere Falls, California: Top Bay Area Hikes
Alamere Falls is the gorgeous waterfall that crashes onto Wildcat Beach in the Point Reyes National Seashore in the Phillip Burton Wilderness of Northern California. The 40 foot cliff of cascading water is the reward for the spectacular 6.5 mile hike starting at the Palomarin Trailhead. A 13 mile round trip day that is worth every minute.
Top Bay Area Hikes: Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve
The Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve is a 241 acre park in the Oakland Hills. As part of the East Bay Regional Parks District, the Huckleberry Preserve is open year round. There is a 1.7 mile loop that brings you through a beautiful forest. The upper trail descends for a while and then brings you up again, but If you are looking for a less strenuous walk, then stay on the upper trail and follow the self-guided tour stops.
Top Bay Area Hikes: St. Hilary Church
Old St. Hilary’s Open Space Preserve is a 122 acre Marin County Park that overlooks the Bay with spectacular panoramic views of all three bridges – The Golden Gate Bridge, the Richmond Bridge, and the Bay Bridge.