North Ridge and Sunset Trail Loop is a 5.1 mile moderately 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.
You will need to take a ferry to get to Angel Island. Once you're there, you will see entire Bay views, eucalyptus groves, beaches, ruins. The hike leads up the main road, then crosses the perimeter road, and keeps going up the mountain. There are many switchbacks, and watch out for poison oak. The hike leads up the north face, wraps around to the south face, giving you great views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate. Turn left at the North Ridge trail near the top of the mountain, this leads to a lookout, where you can see the entire bay. Heading back down, turn onto North Ridge trail, and head down to fire road, and turn right when you get down to the perimeter road. Past the old hospital is a split for quarry beach, and the picnic grounds. Head down to the beach for nice views of Berkeley and Oakland. Hike back up toward the perimeter road, and the direction you came down, but stay on the road, all the way back around to Ayala Cove.
Nice hike. A bit foggy at top of Mt Livermore so views were not good. But overall good hike, enjoyed the museums in the island as well
mellow hike good view
Nice run and wonderful view on the bay.
excellent views especially Alcatraz with Hyde st pier and Hyde st topped with fog.
Absolutely gorgeous trail.
Easy hike with nice views. Head straight to the trailhead from the ferry to beat the crowds