Alcatraz Island: Agave Trail [CLOSED]

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Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Alcatraz Island: Agave Trail [CLOSED] is a 0.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near San Francisco, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 0.6 miles Elevation Gain: 72 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

views

closed

no dogs

Closed due to COVID-19 Alcatraz features some of the bays best vista points, with views of mountains, bridges, ships, and skylines. The most spectacular views can be seen from the Agave Trail, open October through February, when the birds are not nesting.

Sat May 25 2019

Major bucketlist trip and it did not disappoint. Such intriguing history and NPS does an awesome job with overseeing and maintenance.

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Thu Mar 07 2019

Good way to see a piece of history. Don’t let the “hill” scare you off its a very manageable walk and the optional tram is a great perk for anyone who needs the extra help. Definitely do the audio tour as it is included in your ferry ticket price anyhow.

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Wed Jan 23 2019

Not much of a hike but the views were great. More of a walking trail. You have to visit Alcatraz when in SF.

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Sat Dec 01 2018

Beautiful easy walk with a lot of history to explore!

Thu Nov 15 2018

Truly an amazing experience standing and being able to walk around The Rock! A must see place if you plan to visit San Francisco

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Wed Jul 05 2017

finally made it out to the island, worth the trip.

walking
Sun Apr 16 2017

Of the walking trails on Alcatraz this isn't exactly the most exciting but seeing as the island is so small you can easily explore all the trails with no issue.

walking
Fri Sep 16 2016

Great tour.....great history. Really enjoyed fishing on the GG side as well for years. makes me hungry for Halibut...

walking
Fri Aug 19 2016

Great tour of Alcatraz, nice walk along the island.

Thu Jul 14 2016

Fun to walk around Alcatraz Island and awesome tour of Alcatraz!

walking
Fri Apr 29 2016

Amazing views and great picture opportunities!

walking
Fri Aug 07 2015

Similar to Angel Island, you go for the views.

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