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HikeMilesVerticalTimeRating
Mt. Tamalpais State Park
Mount Tamalpais
[Mount Tamalpais State Park]
10.9
2700
4:50
8
Cataract Falls
[Marin Municipal Water District]
8.0
2105
5:18
7
A varied hike past several waterfalls, through redwood forests, and on steep green hillsides with great views.
Bootjack Loop
[Mount Tamalpais State Park]
6.2
1080
2:20
7
Bon Tempe Lake
[Mount Tamalpais State Park]
9.0
2000
4:45
6
A misty walk down to the dam, and then a tough climb back up.
Point Reyes National Sea Shore
Estero Trail
[Point Reyes National Seashore]
7.8
990
5:10
7
Crabs, rays, egrets, turkey vultures, and sea lions can be seen on this gentle hike to Sunset Beach.
Point Reyes Coast Trail
6.2
100
-
7
Tomales Point
9.4
1330
5:28
7
Alamere Falls - Not
9.0
1275
5:47
6
Abbotts Lagoon
[Point Reyes National Seashore ]
3.0
200
3:50
6
Hike to two lagoons great for bird watching, and a wind-swept ocean beach.
Earthquake Trail
[Point Reyes National Seashore ]
0.6
20
0:30
3
Short walk along a paved path with some display signs about earthquakes, and not much else.
Point Reyes 2007 Trip
[trip report]
A 3-day 2-night visit to Olema and Point Reyes with a couple short hikes and elephant seal viewing.
Other
Angel Island Backpacking
[Angel Island]
3.0
275
2:09
8
A beautiful 2-day backpacking trip to a camp site with great views of San Francisco.
Angel Island
[Angel Island]
5.0
550
3:48
8
San Francisco and Marin Headlands
[San Francisco]
6.0
300
-
8
Barnabe Peak
[Samuel P. Taylor State Park]
6.0
1490
4:03
7
A hike through the forest and wildflowers up to the top of Samuel P. Taylor State Park near Point Reyes, where there are great views of the surrounding area.
Muir Woods
[Muir Woods National Monument]
6.0
1115
3:29
7
A hike among the redwoods at Muir Woods on a crowded Labor Day weekend.
Montara Mountain / McNee Ranch
[McNee Ranch State Park]
7.6
1910
4:24
7
Tennessee Valley
[Golden Gate National Recreation Area]
3.9
430
2:51
6
A very crowded, mostly flat hike to a pretty beach in Marin county.
Hill 88
[Golden Gate National Recreation Area]
5.4
1100
3:33
6
A 5-mile loop hike with coastal views, past World War II era forts, and rolling green hills.
Sweeney Ridge
[Golden Gate National Recreation Area]
4.5
1025
2:48
6
Quail Trail Loop
[Junipero Serra County Park]
1.5
230
1:42
5
Very short hike near 280 with nice views of the bay overlooking SFO.
Brooks Falls
[San Pedro Valley Park]
3.0
500
1:44
5
A short semi-urban hike with faraway views of a trickling waterfall.
San Bruno Mountain
[San Bruno Mountain State & County Park]
3.1
850
2:08
5
A hike mostly through low brush culminating in a peak topped with radio towers and satellite dishes.
Mount Davidson
[Mount Davidson Park, San Francisco]
0.5
150
0:30
5



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