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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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4 hours ago

Beware of ticks- I’ve hiked this trail a lot and enjoy it. However I don’t recommend hiking during this time (April) with shorts or bringing any pets because of ticks. The trails are overgrown right now and you can’t avoid getting ticks. I found over 10 ticks on me during the hike.

Awesome hike, started counter clockwise, straight up first 1.3 Miles, then continued climb up to 2.7 Miles. It’s hard as described, if one starts clockwise then it’s less intense. Spectacular view of Oakland, San Francisco, Emeryville, Berkley, Richmond, Lafayette, and Moraga. Lot of wildflowers. 6.7 miles with elevation gain 1,667 feet.

Good hike, nice views and close to home. Very steep in some areas but overall good.

6 days ago

Great hike with shade. Beautiful views along the coast. Came here on a Saturday morning before 10am and was able to find parking in the Lands End Lookout parking lot. After our hike, cars were waiting around for parking. Highly recommend.

As described, hard but rewarded with awesome views of Bay Area. Never imaged a trail like this will be nested in along those big mansions. The first 3 miles are hard, coming down is challenging too, hiking shoes are a must.

Overall it challenged me, and will do it gain on my next biz trip.

Wonderful place. Relaxed easy hike. Better on weekdays

Hiked this trail today. The views are gorgeous! I can't wait to go again and take some of the other trails. There are some steep areas, but the scenery is well worth it

Great views. The trail is a bit rough at some points. Easy to slip on large loose rocks

18 days ago

Gorgeous views - definitely very busy but the scenery makes all the traffic worthwhile

Definitely a good amount of exercise on the way up but it was well rewarded with beautiful views at the numerous pit stops. I highly recommend giving this trail a try. be sure to pack plenty of water.

23 days ago

Nice hiking or biking.... I've done both on this one. 4Great bay views!

Great views and only 3 hard elevations

Great views, peaceful, and quiet. Well placed benches for a rest with a view. Muddy/slippery on the Hulet Hornbeck portion of the trail. I am glad I scaled that portion at the beginning going up and did not have to navigate it as a mudslide coming down. Fantastic hike!

27 days ago

Amazing views. Around every turn was another incredible sight. This is a must do if you're in the area.

Great view, easy walk, and the dog loved it.

Great easy hike for the weekend! Great views of the bridge.

Solid hike. Nice views and has a good mix up up hill and downhill

1 month ago

Easy trail, definitely enjoyable.

Simply the most beautiful hike close to a major US metro in my opinion.

Great little loop in Marin Headlands fairly close to the city! We started the loop clockwise to get the major incline out of the way, and it was a bit of a glute burner, but the views were just outstanding! Great wildlife viewing as well.

Took a little over 2 hours with a few photo stops along the way, LOTS of bikers and other hikers out fairly early, so try to get there at a decent hour for parking. Dogs are allowed on leash but saw plenty off leash during the morning.

1 month ago

Nice easy hike. Beautiful views. A bit windy and chilly.

1 month ago

Easy loop, great view, best to go on a weekday though if you can.

We started from inspiration point and hiked all the way to vollmer peak via seaview trail.. about 3 miles one way.. We reached around 9 am there were lot of vacant spaces In the parking lot.. There is also a restroom near the parking lot at inspiration point.. Amazing views of San Pablo reservoir , Golden Gate Bridge and the city.. Nice elevation and great workout.

Do it! You will not be disappointed. Views are really great

Nice view, nice weather

1 month ago

Great for a quick jog or a sunset stroll. Amazing views.

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.

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