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Angel Island Perimeter Loop

EASY 14 reviews
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Angel Island Perimeter Loop is a 6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Belvedere-Tiburon, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

6.0 miles 547 feet Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running




wild flowers


no dogs

Picture perfect San Francisco Bay views on this tranquil tour of a remote island with hardly a car in sight. Away from the hustle of the city, Angel Island offers a retreat to tranquility surrounded by magnificent San Francisco Bay views. The Perimeter Road provides access to pretty much everything else one can see and do on the island! It's got fantastic views around the bay, it's a fun walk and a good bike ride. When taking a ferry, all walks start at Alaya Cove (formerly Hospital Cove). Pick up a map while there. The Cove also houses segway and bike rentals, a small store and restaurant, the Park Museum, the bus tour, and picnic grounds. Do check out the Museum for the interpretive exhibits, history, and island overview.

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Nothing can beat the ferry ride and the views on this hike!

5 months ago

has to be 5 stars simply for the views of the bay. It's more a stroll than a hike but well worth it. Did it and the Golden Gate one day. Epic day of beautiful sites.

5 months ago

Great start to the hike catching the ferry there! We had great weather too in July. Would say it was moderate & quite busy. Fantastic views!

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5 years ago

I love the science tie-in with this trail. The videos are also very helpful. I hope to start using more videos in my trail guides also.

6 years ago

This guide is very helpful. I've been looking for a trail in this portion of CA.
Is the road that circles the island open to motorized traffic also or just for Segways & human-powered transportation?

8 years ago

Angel Island is great. As a native of the bay area I have visited Angel Island several times and hiked around the perimeter trail (not sure why I never made it to the top...that's next on my list). The view of the entire bay are just spectacular, especially later in the day.

Take the ferry and sit outside for some nice views of Alcatraz as you ride to Angel Island and you wont regret it.