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Easy walk down to the beach. You can book to camp there too. Finding parking on top was a pain since there’s very limited space. There was no swing when I went.

Overall, the hike is beautiful that has a short climb in the beginning whether you stray as I did by hiking alongside Conzelman Road - or you stay with the trail by crossing Conzelman and pick up the trail across the street. Either way gets you to the same next stage of the hike.

When you get past the circle in the road, you’ll pass on the restrooms and hike for about a mile+ with an easy decline. Ultimately this will take you down to a road where you’ll turn left, cross the street and turn in opposite the horse stables. In about quarter mile, you reach a T where you’ll turn left. Shortly after that you’ll hike for about 2+ miles over a steady incline until you get to the last third of the hike and follow the ridge overlooking Sausalito. I hiked a bit further and had lunch sitting on the only bench on the trail overlooking both Sausalito and Angel Island.

I hiked in mid-July which is considered summer everywhere else but San Francisco and the Marin Headlands. Throughout my hike, the temp was 50-55ish with lots of fog and wind. Nothwithstanding, I recommend the hike and neighboring trails for the classic Marin Headlands experience. The views are breathtaking to locals and visitors alike!

Great views, lots of exposure; poison oak galore

Amazing views of all sides of the bay. A steep start. Picnic tables at the top. Worth going to summit of mt Livermore

hiking
8 days ago

Great two hour hike with incredible views of the bay at the top. Took a detour to check out the houses on Wolfback Ridge, and another to take in the stellar view at the little cutoff in the middle of the SCA trail. Don’t miss that one! Note that the map is wrong, there’s no Julian Trail from Bunker Road to Rodeo Valley Trail. Looks like it never even existed either.

Quick and easy trail to feel like you’re “getting out of the city”. Great panoramic views at the top. A lot of shaded areas along the route. The peak is typically windy, cold and foggy so bring a jacket with you. Parking is $6.

The spectacular views are muted by having to walk along the road for half the trail. Don’t park where the map indicates - you have to walk along the highway to get to the trailhead. Park on Conzelman Road. There are a bunch of turnouts on the road. It’s also very crowded along sections. I prefer true hikes that don’t involve highways.

hiking
11 days ago

Great hike to a great viewpoint. It's essentially walking up a very steep road to a wide, flat viewpoint above the Marin Headlands. Great views of the GGB, Kirby Cove, Fort Baker, Mt. Tam, and much more remote than the throngs you get down on the Battery Spencer trail. Don't miss this; stop at small gravel parking area next to the round about at the intersection of Conzelman and McCullough, and hike down through the bushes and across the road at the gate. From there it's all uphill. View is definitely worth the effort.

12 days ago

I did this hike alone and really enjoyed it. It’s pretty easy to do, mostly up hill but with the most amazing views and lovely nature along the way. I got there on the 10am (ish) ferry and managed to get on the 12pm ferry back to San Francisco.
The views from the top are totally worth the hike. There were also some fun animals along the way, interesting birds and lizards! Would recommend on a clear day so you can make the most of the views!!

mountain biking
13 days ago

good nice view just watch for the dog poops. Otherwise nice trail

Short steep hike that has a rewarding finish! Beautiful views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge

23 days ago

The views are remarkable... a 360 view of the Bay from the middle of it!

I took a detour from the trail to visit the immigration Center. At the top of the stairs on the North ridge trail, I made a left and went about a mile along the perimeter road to it's entrance. I read the signage around the harbor then did a self-guided tour of the barracks. (Bring cash for entry!) It was a good, visceral reminder of our problematic history with immigrants.

From the Immigration Center I continued for a short time on the perimeter road to a fire road on the right. I followed that yo the Ida Trail that was marked as "to Mt. Livermore". This was a mostly uphill, exposed stretch. A bit hot, but incomparable and unobstructed views of East Bay, Bay Bridge, Treasure Island, SF, and Golden Gate bridge. At the top, the trail met up with the sunset trail.

The sunset trail was mostly level and transitioned from grasses to oak and bay tree coverage. Once in the trees, it was a steady decline back to Ayala Cove.

I had time to read about the island's history and varied uses at the visitor center and a beer at the cafe before my ferry departure.

A great day to enjoy the Bay area and learn some new things about the area.

Loved going to Angel Island and hiking! The Sunrise trail is the best way to go to have beautiful views as you climb up. Make sure to go thru the thick brush trail at the top and go to the very top, stand on the picnic table and be amazed at the 360 view!!! Nothing beats that view of San Francisco and the entire bay, all bridges, and more! Our 12, 8 and 6 year kids were mesmerized themselves seeing all the bridges, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. The ferry ride, little beach, sea lions and more were a plus as we waited our return to SF.

I also advise to wear layers, pants are important as it is thick brush with thorns in some areas and lots of thistle. With pants it was no big deal for us and kiddos. It was quite windy at the top (mid-June).

Lovely unexpected views! Lots of poison oak on the trails, wear long pants

6-20-18 hike with my son and had a great day. Took to 10am Tiburon Ferry ($15 each) and started trail by 10:45. The trail going up to 788 feet is about what you would expect, except the views of the bay were spectacular. Also, went to the immigration station as a point of interest and history. Saw a mole on the trail, it was dead but still cool. This hike is all about the views.

hiking
29 days ago

The most amazing views! Walking down is the easy part because it’s all downhill but going back up is a little more challenging! I would definitely recommend this to everyone.

hiking
1 month ago

Great view. Easy trail

Hiked it and biked it. Great scenery and the occasional history lesson regarding the islands, days a fort.

1 month ago

Simple walk dwn. Would like to book the campsite next time I go also there was a swing there that was pretty cool to take pics on

This hike exceeded all expectations. We took the ferry from San Francisco which is about $5 more than Tiburon and much longer while giving closer views of Alcatraz. Angel Island was beautiful and provides panoramic views of the city I've never seen before. My favorite was being able to view SF as a bridge sandwich with Alcatraz on the sea below. The history is another added bonus. Will definitely come again with visitors.

Great longer hike that's still close to the city. Beautiful views of San Francisco and the water along with wildflowers.

My favorite hike in this area, just breathtaking views.

Great easy going hike right outside the city. Parking 6dollars.

on San Bruno Mountain

hiking
1 month ago

I won’t recommend this trail until they clean the poison oak. You must wear LONG pants and LONG SLEEVES T-shirt on this trail. Otherwise, the plants blocking the trail are going to scratch your skin :(
As they charge for parking, I am quite disappointed that the trail lacks of basic maintenance.

Beautiful views along the ridge trail and highly recommended as an orientation to the area. Only downside is the north/western part of the loop trail is not well maintained and is constricted with vegetation... leading to wet pants from the dew in the morning or exposure to cuts if wearing shorts. I recommend taking the direct portion of the loop trail (heads directly south from the trailhead) versus the longer route to the west which is not well maintained.

Dd the trail counter-clockwise, had lunch on slacker hill. No one was around, really nice. Most of the first half of the trail is fire road, the second half of the trail is basically walking along side the road. Yes, beautiful views, just an fyi

life like half mile away, helped me lose 20lbs.

hiking
1 month ago

Great view of the bridge and water access. Highly recommend

Great hike, beautiful views of the city from the peak, make due to bring water and snacks.

Nice walk around the lake. Crowded every now and then, but not too bad.

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