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Good hiking trails in San Francisco and surrounding cities

A few friends and I will be road tripping to San Francisco in April.  We'll be staying at a place in Berkeley for two weeks.  My friends and I are very outdoorsy, so we'd like to find some nice long trails to hike.  Here are a few suggestions that we've gotten so far that we haven't really researched, so it'd be awesome to hear your experiences:

  • Muir Woods in Mill Valley
  • Twin Peaks in San Francisco
  • Mission Peak in Fremont
  • Tilden Park in Berkeley
  • Grizzly Peak in Oakland

Are these places good?  Are there any others you'd suggest?  Thanks in advance!

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  • Nikki Kong

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    Muir Woods Trail is great, especially if you continue past the tourist-heavy sections. In addition to Tilden Regional Park , I would recommend the Berkeley Fire Trail in Berkeley. Great views of the bay, and easily accessible (just east of campus in the hills)

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      Awesome. Thank you Nikki. I always appreciate a good view! · (0 likelikes)

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  • Tiffany Weber

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    Muir Woods Trail is my favorite of these and you can actually hike this entire region from here to Mount Tamalpais and even to the coast. There are over 200 miles of hiking trails all connected here, with variety from hills with incredible views to the darker wood areas. Truly beautiful. You could easily camp and spend your entire two weeks here. :)


    More info: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=471

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      Wow, I had no idea! Thank you Tiffany. · (0 likelikes)

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  • Simona C

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    I would add Briones Regional Park, Reliez Valley in Contra Costa County.

    Also, note the Grizzly Peak is a road, not a trail (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grizzly_Peak_%28Berkeley_Hills%29)

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      Thank you for clarifying that Simona! · (0 likelikes)

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  • Jasmine Lu

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    This site (http://www.bahiker.com/) has a ton of resources on, well, Bay Area hikes. My faves over the years has been the 7.5 mile Coast Trail from Palomarin Trailhead to Alamere Falls in Point Reyes National Seashore . It's rained a bit this weekend, so hopefully the waterfall is gushing. Portola Redwoods State Park offers a fun 7.4 mile hike with lots of interesting things to see. Plenty around Half Moon Bay - the most difficult choice you have is how to narrow down the hikes you're going to fit into your stay.

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      Nice! Thank you, Jasmine! · (0 likelikes)

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  • Risa Graves

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    Yes! I agree with all of the above! They are my first choices. Also fun: pick up the Staircases of San Francisco book for a fun adventure. A huge variety of neighborhoods, fabulous views, and lots of good clean cheap exhausting fun! There is also a map of staircases in Berkeley. Check out local book stores.

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  • Alex Salkever

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    Muir Woods Trail is spectacular but a bit of a zoo. If you go, get there VERY early (as in, as soon as it opens) to beat the crowd. Or come very late in the afternoon. You can also start in Muir Woods and then go out onto some other trails that branch off from there. The best views are if you go all the over the Dipsea Trail and down to Stinson Beach on the other side. A bit more of a hike and you'll have to park cars on either end.

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      Thank you, Alex! · (0 likelikes)

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  • John Russell

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    Hi

    Tilden Regional Park

    You could do 20 miles by trail, going around the whole park. Inspiration point, trains you could ride on, lake to swim in, views on both side of the ridges, UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens , a carousel, and a golf course.

    Mission Peak Regional Preserve

    It's better to go up the backside, it is longer and away from the crowds, park in the upper south parking lot at Ohlone College , I think that you have to pay on weekdays, or park off pavement at the tennis courts, on the right going up the road,

    Grizzly Peak Park

    There are three good trails/parks off Grizzly Peak Dr. south of the SR 24/tunnel. Selby is the first one, some of the best views to the east, they all will give as many miles hiking as you want, North of the tunnel you will be very close to Tilden Park.

    Hope thats what you are looking for.

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  • Cara Whitehill

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    Tilden Regional Park is great for the East Bay side, also Mount Diablo State Park if you don't mind a 30-45 min drive. My other fave is Muir Woods Trail & Mount Tamalpais , esp the Matt Davis Trail . There's a random little German inn up there where you can stop for a picnic lunch (BYO tho, no resto/store) and enjoy the view. Another option farther south toward San Jose is Big Basin State Park -- very different climate vs East Bay & Marin, tons of huge Redwoods and deep forest. Have fun!

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    My favorite trail south of SF is Steep Ravine Trail on Mount Tamalpais . Park at Pantoll Campground , hike down the ravine into Stinson Beach . Hang out on the beach for a couple of hours then hike back up.

    It's the perfect N. California day.

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      Thanks man! I could go for some hike then beach! · (0 likelikes)

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    Fort Funston has some good trails.

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      Thank you Jeff. Do you have any particular ones that you'd suggest? · (0 likelikes)

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