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Start early and make sure to wear layers. I started the hike counter clockwise to end at the beach. I got sunshine, to rain and dense fog which you can't see 8 ft ahead of you. It was an amazing trail to hike.

nice but steep at the front

1 day ago

Nice hike! Awesome view! My husband and I did it last week

Had a great hike. The best park was getting away from the crowded areas and exploring the woods.

2 days ago

Come it was our first time, and it’s a great hike. It was about 4 miles in all, and the first part is steep, and it’s a bit slippery going back down, It’s good to have a hiking poles. The views are beautiful, and the loop on top is mostly level, and in a redwood and oak forest. Really peaceful. Dogs off leash are allowed on the fire trail going up, but on the loop need to be leashed, and it is enforced. Hike took us about two hours, going a pretty easy pace

Scenery: 2
Views: 3
Difficulty: 3
Crowds: 3
Shade: 3

My 1-5 Rating Scale Comparisons for above:
5 for Scenery; Mcway Falls Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP
4.5 for Scenery: Berry Creek Falls Big Basin State Park
4 for Scenery: Steep Ravine Trail

5 for Views: Nimitz Trail Tilden Park
5 for Views: Ridge Trail San Bruno Mtn Park
4.5 for Views Montara Mtn Summit San Pedro County Park
4 for Views Rancho Canada Del Oro Bald Peaks trail

5 for Difficulty: Junipero Serra Peak
4 for Difficulty: Mount El Sombroso Loop Trail

Mostly on the road .... not many car however and the narrowness of the road did make it’s way lively wooded areas.

Absolutely beautiful but start early! A lot of stairs and bring layers as the weather changes quickly throughout the hike!

Not much of a view. Crowded. Trees are dying and falling down. Steep and badly maintained. Go elsewhere.

If you’re going on a holiday or Sunday, i recommend parking downtown on Magnolia. The parking is free and it’s only a short walk to Piedmont and trailhead. Beautiful hike. Some steep parts but doable.

Lots of trail options. Trails are diverse terrain and beautiful views on some. Phoenix Lake circuit was lovely.

Got to the Muir beach parking lot at 9 on a Sunday and didn’t have trouble finding a spot. Hike is really worth the tough hills. Excellent views breezy and sunny on a good day. I took the coastal trail path way first- either way you are going to have lots of hills

Hoped for more redwoods along trail. Loop nice though

9 days ago

Great trail. Starting with North Ridge trail begins you with many stairs but it is by far the hardest part of the entire trail so you get it out of the way quickly. The top views on Mt. Livermore is literally 360 and gorgeous. Make sure you bring water and sun screen- as it gets more open and less opportunities of shade as you go up.

Taking Sunset trail down sets you up for great views of the Golden Gate Bridge.

A few animal sightings- deer, lizards, birds, and little rodent friends. Make sure you keep track of time- I hiked up and ran down the other end which made for a good workout going down as well! Would totally do it again and will probably bring new comers to the area!

Nice loop with well marked trail

This 10.5 mile loop does not Exist. At the 3.0 mile marker there is a slough, you cannot complete the loop. It dead-ends. Whoever suggested this trail obviously did not actually walk the 10.5 mile loop.
Other than that it is an awesome isolated 6 mile out and back trail. Tons of birds and isolation, not many people on the trail. Just disappointed, wanted to do a 10 mile hike. Look at my recording. Great completely flat easy hike.

Beautiful! Amazing trees!! Great hiking trail and so close to SF that it gives you a great day hike worth the time. We’re visiting from Va. and had to visit this beautiful area.

I did this trail but started at alpine lake took the trail counter clockwise, the trail up winds in and out of large beautiful trees and many creek crossings, and waterfalls. nice wooden bridges to keep you from getting wet even during rainy seasons. Once you get to the top, the trail loses its beauty and other hikers disappears going down.
There is a creek crossing just past the lake that you might run into trouble during rains there is no bridge.

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12 days ago

It’s a good entrance to get to the other larger trails without needing to go where all the tourists enter. The entrance can be a little hard to find, but just look for the tiny signs.

Section of Redwood Creek Trail is currently closed, but you can follow the Highway for 0.5 miles and catch the trail afterwards. Heather Cutoff is also currently closed. Large part of the trail is exposed.

The information provided here is wrong. Dipsea trail is 7 miles one way. The trail path mentioned here does not include the first 2.5 miles of the trail.

Combines the essence of Northern Californian Nature - the redwoods, the long open hills, the Pacific coast. Good mix of not so exhausting stretches w very demanding climbs - beware the roots and loose stones. Steps down to Stinson should be taken w caution, and when you return from Stinson take your time on these steps, they are very uneven (no rhythm to establish). A trail that demands your attention/concentration at each step!

We traveled from the Sacramento Area to the Tiberon Ferry. Traffic was light. The Ferry did not have a box office. We lined up at the gate and waited for it to open. NOTE that the ferry only accepted Cash Payment for tickets. The ferry ride was pleasant.

We expected to rent bikes once we were on the Island, but concessions were VERY expensive. It would have been much cheaper to take our own, or rent the bikes in San Francisco, and take a ferry in from there. We opted to walk instead.

The perimeter loop is a road that wraps around the island and offers scenic 360 panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay. We walked clockwise, visiting the immigration station and making our way around the island at a leasurely pace, taking in the views and engaging in photography.

Eventually we made our way back to the Ferry Pier. We still has an hour or so until the second to last ferry of the day arrived, and so we decided to grab a bite to eat. Again, concessions were very expensive and overpriced. We were so hungry we were willing to pay the ridiculous fees, but found it baffling that the limited places that were available were either closed 3 hours before the last ferry, or had very limited supplies of food, and were out of many things. We grabbed some light refreshment, and had a bigger meal when we returned to Tiburon.

Although my review might sound a bit critical, This was actually a very enjoyable trip. The weather was fantastic, and it was nice to take a break from the triple digit temperatures in California. Having never been to Angel Island, I was a bit unprepared for what to expect, but now that I know, I will likely bring my own bike, and more food the next time I visit the island.

Awesome trail! Challenging and diverse.

20 days ago

Nice trail lots of shade not too steep and very safe even OK for the older kids

on White Hill Loop Trail

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21 days ago

Gets hairy after Cascade Falls, overgrown, poison oak, trail not well defined. If hiking clockwise, I recommend Blue Ridge Fire Road to Middle Fire Road to Cascade Fire Road or Split Rock (as opposed to Cascade Falls Trail). This adds some distance to the hike, but will save the scrambling through poison oak and losing the trail past the Falls. Enjoy!

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23 days ago

Great easy trail. Very user friendly for all ages. I'm pretty fond of this little hidden gem right in my backyard so to speak. I've been coming here for years. Once you come to the bridge .. you have the option to go right ( it will take you past the Bugelia Semetary on your left and you will end up on Atherton Ave. Stay right and follow the road and it will take you back to where you parked. ) If you go left at the bridge and keep following the fire road it will take you to the end in the Bahia Subdivision. Feeling Energetic ?. ..still easy ... Take the right at the end of the trail and go UP the hill(paved) and down .. passing Novato Horsemans and the Semitary. Once you pass the Semitary there will be a trail on your right .. that takes you yet again past the Semitary over the bridge and turn left to take you past the water and back to main parking. Hiker friendly, biker friendly, Dog friendly , child friendly and horse friendly. Very peaceful and the estuary is beautiful. On a warm day .. it gets baking out there. So bring a hat and water . Enjoy !!!

Beautiful views on nice, well marked trails. A hidden gem

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