Explore Best Bay Views Trails - view hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This Saturday, October 7th, 2017, is the second annual Bay Day! In honor of San Francisco Bay Day and Save the Bay, we have complied a list of trails with the Bay's most stunning vistas. With trails all over the Bay Area, find a trail in right in your backyard or opt for a new adventure offering a different perspective of the Bay. No matter where you are in the Bay Area, the views will not disappoint. Get outside and celebrate the wonderful community we are fortunate enough to call home! Click 'View Full Map' below to filter by activity type, rating, difficulty, length, etc and find your perfect Bay view trail. And of course, don't forget to share your adventure with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using #alltrails Happy Bay Day!

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Gorgeous hike along the coast. Healthy ups and downs - the downs were a bit steep and could be tricky with loose rocks.


great views of sutro tower, the city, marin, muir beach and some gorgeous coastal cliffs.

fav reg hike for dog, hiking, trail runs and evening strolls

one of my favs. great intense inclines and areas if flat and down hill parts. fantastic views and always a great hike in this area and on this trail !

Very scenic trail and a great workout. Went there by myself but if anyone needs company would love to go back :)

Very easy trail to follow (coastal trail); very steep elevation! It’s 11-14 miles round trip, so you’ll need to start early (plan for ~6 hours), bring lots of water, sunscreen and snacks.

Awesome beach views, but can get windy.

Gave it 4/5 starts because my personal preference is for more mossy/woodsy and/or varied scenery and this is broad daylight and coastline the whole time.

Well maintained. Lots of options. Beautiful. During the week, especially in the AM, nothing can compare (well, almost nothing)...on the week/end, mountain bikers believe they own the trail. Avoid if you can.

5 days ago

Beautiful Views. Like many people have mentioned, bring a lot of water. There is not much shade on most of the trail.

Beautiful to hike around the perimeter!

on Lands End Trail

10 days ago

Pretty easy trails. Lots of side trails you can take with wonderful views of the bridge and the bay.

Unbelievable views!!!

If you go clockwise, your climb will be a bit steep to the top, however the descent will be more gradual and pleasant, so if you have knee issues I would suggest to go clockwise. If you prefer a steady ascent but a steeper descent then counterclockwise is recommended.

Loved the hike. Great spot and the short ventures off the trail to the rock labyrinth, the baths, and the gorgeous view of the Golden Gate made for a great experience. 4 mile hike became 6 by the end of the day.

Beautiful. Great also with kids. Great day.

Awesome hike! challenging the whole time with amazing views to reward. definitely will be going back

16 days ago

Amazing views!

Tough but short and totally worth it.

Stunning views

Great views if the bay area on a clear day.

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