#24 of 90 state parks in California

Best trails in Angel Island State Park

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Explore the most popular trails in Angel Island State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description
This unique park sits in the middle of the San Francisco bay, and offers incredible views of Marin, the City, and the East Bay. Visitors must take either a private boat or a public ferry from San Francisco or Tiburon. There are miles of walking trails on the island, some paved and some dirt. History lovers will find many points-of-interest on the island. For many years, the island was a fishing and hunting site for the Miwok Indians. in the early 1900s, the island became a processing facility for millions of immigrants, a majority from China. Eventually the island was used for POWs, and then for a Nike Missile Site. Currently there is an active Coast Guard facility on the island.
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Map of trails in Angel Island State Park
Park information
Acreage
38 acres
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - dusk
Tuesday
8:00 am - dusk
Wednesday
8:00 am - dusk
Thursday
8:00 am - dusk
Friday
8:00 am - dusk
Saturday
8:00 am - dusk
Sunday
8:00 am - dusk
Contact
415-435-5390
Top trails (4)
#1 - North Ridge and Sunset Trail Loop
Angel Island State Park
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 27 m
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 Show more
#2 - Angel Island Perimeter Loop
Angel Island State Park
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 2 h 44 m
Picture perfect San Francisco Bay views on this tranquil tour of a remote island with hardly a car in sight. Away from the hustle of the city, Angel Island offers a retreat to tranquility surrounded Show more
#3 - Sunset Trail to Mount Livermore
Angel Island State Park
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 18 m
The Sunset Trail offers stunning westerly views from Angel Island. Look out towards the Bridge and across the bay to the city. Hike up to the summit of Mt. Livermore at 788' for panoramic views. AngShow more
#4 - Mount Caroline Livermore via North Ridge Trail
Angel Island State Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 9 m
This trail is a must for Angel Island hikers. A great view of the Bay Area. This scenic hike is appropriate for hikers of all ages. Bring your camera to document the beautiful views.Show more