Hiking near Berkeley, California

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Batteries to Bluffs Trail
Batteries to Bluffs Trail
San Francisco, California, United States (12.4 miles away)
 
Moderate: 0.7 miles, 1 hour or less
A short hike along the batteries and bluffs in the Presidio of San Francisco

This short trail provides a great way to see the bluffs near the Presidio and offers views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin that are hard to beat. The trail is marked moderate because there are several places with steps and some climbing if you decide to take the side trip down to Marshall Beach. The trail is pretty short, which allows for you...
Marin Headlands
Marin Headlands
Mill Valley, California, United States (14.1 miles away)
 
Headlands host beauty and history of San Francisco Bay Area

The Marin Headlands are intoxicating and sobering. The hills north of San Francisco are peppered with relics of America's wars, so in the same afternoon you might see wonderful examples of waves crashing amid grim reminders of nations clashing. The Headlands are a section of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, managed by the U.S. Park Service....
Panoramic Hill - Chaparral Peak - Strawberry Canyon Loop
Panoramic Hill - Chaparral Peak - Strawberry Canyon Loop
Berkeley, California, United States (1.7 miles away)
 
Moderate: 6.7 miles, Half day
6.7 mile trail near Berkeley, California with excellent bay views

Panoramic Hill - Chaparral Peak - Strawberry Canyon Loop is about 6.7 miles long and located near Berkeley, California. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 2.5-3 hours. A favorite weekend hike, with amazing views of San Francisco, Oakland and the Bay, seen from eucalyptus, pine and oak forests. A great workout too. Up Panoramic Hill...
Quarry Trail and Big Springs Trail
Quarry Trail and Big Springs Trail
Berkeley, California, United States (2.4 miles away)
 
Moderate: 3.5 miles, 1-3 hours
A loop traversing open grassy ridges and forested pathways in Tilden Regional Park

The trail that loops from Quarry trailhead in Tilden Regional Park traverses open grassy ridges and forested pathways in the East Bay Regional Park District above Berkeley, California. These trails and TrailPhotos offer spectacular unfettered ridgetop vistas over the Bay towards San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge to the west, and over scenic...
Skyline Trail - Middle Section
Skyline Trail - Middle Section
Oakland Hills, California, United States (2.8 miles away)
 
Moderate: 14.4 miles, Half day
Rolling terrain hike through a jungle-like setting

This hike is on a very nice portion of the Skyline National Trail which starts at the Tilden Park Steam Trains parking lot, going to Redwood regional park, and returning. The hike covers EBMUD lands, and goes through several East Bay regional parks, including Tilden, Sibley, Huckleberry, and Redwood Regional Parks. The terrain and scenery actually...
Sibley Volcanic Geology Hike
Sibley Volcanic Geology Hike
Oakland, California, United States (3.7 miles away)
 
Moderate: 4.3 miles, 1-3 hours
An interpretative hike highlighting the unique geology of the Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve

This route begins at the park entrance off Old Tunnel Road and follows the Bay Area Ridge Trail along Round Top Creek to the Sibley Staging Area. From the staging area, grab a park map and head up to the water tower to tour the park's interpretative features, labeled 1-11 on the park map. The route will take Volcanic Trail through the park's unique...
Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve Exploration
Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve Exploration
Oakland, California, United States (4.4 miles away)
 
Moderate: 2.3 miles, 1-3 hours
As sure as the earth moves in Berkeley, there's a volcano just off Skyline Boulevard.

As sure as the earth moves in Oakland, there's a volcano just off Skyline Boulevard. Not just any volcano, mind you. This one's lying on its side with its guts exposed. You might not recognize it right away, owing to its reclining position and the grassy coat it's adopted. But among the shrubs and grasses at Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve, you'll...
Bay Area Redwood Hikes
Bay Area Redwood Hikes
California, United States (5.5 miles away)
Top redwood hikes of the San Francisco Bay Area

California's coast redwoods are the planet's tallest living things, and some of the oldest. A drive down the spine of the Santa Cruz Mountains on Highway 35 offers an inkling of their uncanny mystique, but you have to get out of the car and walk among them to get the full effect. Redwood hikes in the North Bay and East Bay will do if you're short...
Wildcat Canyon and Tilden Regional Park Loop
Wildcat Canyon and Tilden Regional Park Loop
East Richmond Heights, California, United States (5.9 miles away)
 
12.9 mile trail in Wildcat Canyon Regional Park

This loop is about 12.9 miles long and located near East Richmond Heights, California. The trail is great for hiking or horseback riding and normally takes a half to full day. Wildcat Canyon Creek Trail to Laurel Canyon Road up to Nimitz Trail. Turn left on Nimitz and continue on Nimitz to Mezue Trail. Follow Mezue down into the valley. At the...
Wildcat Canyon - Tilden Loop II
Wildcat Canyon - Tilden Loop II
East Richmond Heights, California, United States (6.0 miles away)
10.1 mile trail in Wildcat Canyon Regional Park and Tilden Regional Park near East Richmond Heights, California

Wildcat Canyon Tilden Loop is about 10.1 miles long and located near East Richmond Heights, California. The trail is great for horseback riding, hiking, and biking and normally takes 3 - 4 hours. This ride starts at Wildcat Regional Park from the equestrian parking area through the canyon valley on Wildcat Creek Trail and connects to Tilden Regional...
Briones Regional Park Exploration
Briones Regional Park Exploration
Martinez, California, United States (7.5 miles away)
 
Moderate: 2.2 miles, 1-3 hours
Just a 10-minute drive from Berkeley, Briones Regional Park is a 6,117 acre park in Contra Costa County.

Just a 10-minute drive from Berkeley, Briones Regional Park is a 6,117 acre park in Contra Costa County. Its home to plentiful East Bay wildlife, including birds, snakes and newts. In some areas, it's still used as grazing land by local herds, part of a cattle ranching history that's more than 100 years old. The park's ridge tops offer stunning views...
Hike at Briones Regional Park -- Bear Creek Trail Head
Hike at Briones Regional Park -- Bear Creek Trail Head
Martinez, California, United States (7.4 miles away)
 
Moderate: 7.6 miles, Half day
East Bay park offers ample solitude, abundant sunshine

Briones Regional Park covers more than 6,000 acres in the rolling East Bay hills between Berkeley and Walnut Creek. Hikers gravitating to Tilden Park to the west and Mount Diablo to the east often overlook Briones, so you'll have plenty of time alone on the the trails. There's a Goldilocks "just right" quality about hiking at Briones: Hills seem...
Bear Creek to Briones Crest Loop at Briones Regional Park
Bear Creek to Briones Crest Loop at Briones Regional Park
Orinda Village, California, United States (7.4 miles away)
Trail loop from the Bear Creek entrance up to Briones Crest Trail and back.

Staged out of the Bear Creek Entrance on Bear Creek Rd., approx 6 miles from Orinda. Large parking and picnic areas, great gravel lot for horse trailers, All the trails in this guide are fire roads with great footing and lots of room for all. Dogs are allowed in the park but must be under control at all times. Also note that this is a grazing...
French Trail Loop - Redwood Regional Park
French Trail Loop - Redwood Regional Park
Redwood Regional Park, California, United States (8.1 miles away)
 
An East Bay Beauty - creeks, ravines, and lots of redwoods. 7.9 miles near Oakland, California

The French Trail Loop is about 7.9 miles long and located near Oakland, California. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes a half day. We parked at the Canyon Meadow Staging Area off of Redwood Rd near the intersection of Pinehurst Rd. Start off on the paved road running past the bathrooms (visible from the lot) and continue on the pavement...
West Ridge Trail - Redwood Regional Park
West Ridge Trail - Redwood Regional Park
Redwood Regional Park, California, United States (8.1 miles away)
 
Moderate: 5.4 miles, 1-3 hours
5.4 mile trail in Redwood Regional Park with vies of San Francisco Bay and Mt. Diablo

Redwood Regional Park offers a cool micro-climate in hot weather. The creek running through the park is where specimens of rainbow trout were used to first describe the species. This hike starts by the creek and climbs up to the West Ridge, where you will have views of both San Francisco Bay and Mt. Diablo.
Angel Island's Perimeter Road
Angel Island's Perimeter Road
Tiburon, California, United States (8.8 miles away)
 
Easy: 5.8 miles, 1-3 hours
Great way to see the Bay

The Perimeter Road provides access to pretty much everything else one can see and do on the island! It's got fantastic views around the bay, it's a fun walk and a pretty good bike ride. When taking a ferry, all walks start at Alaya Cove (formerly Hospital Cove). Pick up a map while there. The Cove also houses segway and bike rentals, a small store...
Angel Island State Park
Angel Island State Park
Tiburon, California, United States (8.9 miles away)
 
Easy: 5.5 miles, 1-3 hours
See gorgeous Bay vistas and visit the Immigration Station.

Angel Island State Park offers one of the best ways to see San Francisco Bay from sea level. Fortunate local boat owners have long plied its shoreline and picnicked on its grounds, but the boatless can get in on the fun via ferries that stop on the island. There are good times galore for hikers, bikers and sightseers, but the island has abundant...
Angel Island Science Hike
Angel Island Science Hike
Tiburon, California, United States (8.8 miles away)
 
Moderate: 3.3 miles, Half day
In the middle of San Francisco Bay sits Angel Island State Park, with spectacular views of the San Francisco skyline.

In the middle of San Francisco Bay sits Angel Island State Park, offering spectacular views of the San Francisco skyline, the Marin Headlands and Mount Tamalpais. The island is also alive with history. Three thousand years ago the island was a fishing and hunting site for Coastal Miwok Indians. It was later a haven for Spanish explorer Juan Manuel de...
Backpacking at Angel Island
Backpacking at Angel Island
Tiburon, California, United States (8.9 miles away)
 
Moderate: 6.0 miles, Multiple days
Camping in the middle of San Francisco Bay offers a window on the region's wonders after dark.

Angel Island can charm the socks off a day-hiker, but it's even better by night, when the state park closes up shop and sends the tourists home. After that, campers lucky enough to reserve one of the island's 11 sites have the place to themselves. Urban attractions ringing San Francisco Bay light up as the night darkens, creating shimmering opportunities...
Angel Island
Angel Island
San Francisco, California, United States (8.8 miles away)
Moderate: 6.0 miles, 1-3 hours
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 by magnificent San Francisco Bay views. This six mile biking tour is great for both beginners and intermediate cyclists, highlights all of the major sights, an occasional side-trips and introduces some of the island history. If you're concerned about hills,...
Crissy Field Exploration
Crissy Field Exploration
San Francisco, California, United States (11.0 miles away)
 
Easy: 1.3 miles, 1-3 hours
Crissy Field's 100 acres of wild, windswept shoreline are a favorite place for recreation and enjoying wildlife.

Crissy Field is a stunning park site within the Golden Gate National Parks. Crissy Field's 100 acres of wild, windswept shoreline are a favorite place for walkers, joggers, boardsailors, bicyclists, thousands of birds and the occasional seal. Originally a rich salt marsh and gathering ground for native people, Crissy Field was later the landing site...
Presidio Bay Area Ridge Trail
Presidio Bay Area Ridge Trail
San Francisco, California, United States (11.6 miles away)
 
Easy: 2.8 miles, 1-3 hours
A 2.5-mile section of the Bay Area Ridge Trail through the woods with some great viewpoints in the Presidio

The entire bay area ridge trail is about 510 miles long and circles the entire bay. This short section winds through San Francisco's Presidio District and has some great views of the bay as well as nice walks through large trees. Near the middle you can take a detour to the National Cemetery Overlook with views of the bay and the golden gate bridge. The...
Presidio Ecology Trail
Presidio Ecology Trail
San Francisco, California, United States (11.6 miles away)
 
Easy: 1.7 miles, 1 hour or less
A short hike through the woods with a small detour to Inspiration Point with views of the Bay and Alcatraz

The United States Army created this trail in 1980 so that San Francisco residents could walk through the woods near their homes. Parts of this trail are through open grass areas while other ares are through more densely wooded areas, and there are a few short detours to picnic areas and Inspiration Point with views of the Presidio, the bay (including...
Kovar Trail to Mt. Diablo-Briones Trail via Ridge Top Trail
Kovar Trail to Mt. Diablo-Briones Trail via Ridge Top Trail
Mt. Diablo State Park, California, United States (12.3 miles away)
 
Moderate: 4.5 miles, Half day
Undulating hill views and an expansive valley unfold in the foothills of Mt. Diablo at Shell Ridge Open Space Park

Kovar, Ridge Top, and the Briones - Mt. Diablo trails are the heart of this trip from the western edge of Shell Ridge Park in Walnut Creek Open Space in Contra Costa County. This is a highly scenic, friendly feeling park that blends rugged and gentle terrain in one package, leading towards Mt. Diablo wildlands from this lesser used entrance. This...
Carquinez Straits Park - Nejedly Staging trails loop
Carquinez Straits Park - Nejedly Staging trails loop
Martine, California, United States (12.2 miles away)
Moderate: 3.3 miles, 1-3 hours
Carquinez Straits Regional Park. From Nejedly Staging area in Martinez. 3.5 mile scenic loop.

This guide is from the Nejedly Staging area on Carquinez Scenic Dr. near the old cemeteries in Martinez. The staging area includes picnic tables, restroom and hitching rail. There is limited horse trailer parking in the upper parking lot. The trails in this guide were mostly fire roads and in good condition. The exceptions are the beginning of...
Las Trampas Rocky Ridge Loop
Las Trampas Rocky Ridge Loop
San Ramon, California, United States (12.8 miles away)
 
Moderate: 4.5 miles, Half day
Take a stroll around the tall rolling grassy hills East of San Francisco in the Las Trampas Regional Wilderness.

Wildflower lovers will love the springtime scenery of Las Trampas Regional Wilderness, but when the blooms have faded this East Bay park still has plenty to marvel at. Eagle-eyed hikers in autumn and winter will spot birds of prey amongst the gliding turkey vultures, and there's also the chance of a golden eagle sighting. Elevation gain: • 1,100ft...
Las Trampas Devil's Hole Loop
Las Trampas Devil's Hole Loop
San Ramon, California, United States (12.7 miles away)
 
Moderate: 6.6 miles, Half day
Fun 6.6 hike into a remote area of Las Trampas. Great views East towards Mt Diablo and West towards the Oakland Hills.

Hike begins at the very end of Bollinger Canyon Rd at the Las Trampas Staging Area where there is plenty of free parking. Take Rocky Ridge View Trail (paved road) up the hill for .8 miles. The trail turns left onto a single track that runs diagonally up to Rocky Ridge. At the top, follow the Ridge Trail South for .83 miles and enjoy the magnificent...
Find Nature at Lands End
Find Nature at Lands End
San Francisco, California, United States (14.5 miles away)
 
Easy: 3.4 miles, 1-3 hours
The wildest, rockiest corner of San Francisco is a land of rich history and spectacular nature

Lands End is the wildest, rockiest corner of San Francisco, a corner strewn with shipwrecks and a history of landslides. At the tip of Lands End is Point Lobos, named by the Spanish for its many lobos marinos (sea wolves); the barks of those sea lions, as they are called today, drifted up from the rocks below. The sea lions have since relocated to the...
Miwok Trail to Bonita Point
Miwok Trail to Bonita Point
Sausalito, California, United States (14.1 miles away)
 
7.8 mile trail in Marin Headlands, California

Spectacular scenery, amazing temperature changes, panoramic views of both Mount Tamalpaias and San Francisco on this short, refreshing hike. Point Bonita is rich in nautical history dating back to late 1700s and much of the other infrastructure dates back to 1902 with the consturction of the first US military installations. Today, the military property...
California Coastal Trail - San Francisco
California Coastal Trail - San Francisco
San Francisco, California, United States (14.5 miles away)
 
Easy: 8.9 miles, Half day
Hike along the Coastal Trail from the Cliff House at Lands End to the Golden Gate Bridge

This section of the California Coastal Trail runs from the Cliff House near the Sutro Baths all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge and passes many landmarks including Baker Beach, the Seacliff area, Marshall Beach, and the Batteries to Bluffs Trail. This area of San Francisco is unknown to so many residents, even though it is one of the most beautiful...
Point Bonita Lighthouse Trail
Point Bonita Lighthouse Trail
Seacliff, California, United States (14.5 miles away)
 
Moderate: 0.3 miles, 1 hour or less
Explore the spectacular cliffs along a short trail above the Pacific Ocean less than 30 minutes from San Francisco.

Point Bonita Lighthouse, located at the South Western tip of the Marin headlands, is an active lighthouse with a rich history. The lighthouse was the 3rd lighthouse on the West Coast and was first built in 1855. The short (0.3 miles) trail from the parking lot offers spectacular views on the Pacific Cliffs.
Rodeo Lagoon to Pt Bonita Lighthouse
Rodeo Lagoon to Pt Bonita Lighthouse
Marin City, California, United States (14.6 miles away)
4.1 mile trail near Marin City, California

Directions: From the North Take why 101 southbound Exit at 2ndSausalito exit (just before the GG bridge) Bear right onto Alexander ave; proceed back under the freeway Follow Alexander ave .2 miles; turn left onto bunker road From the South Take 101 across the GG bridge Exit Alexander ave; bear right Follow Alexander ave .2 miles turn left...
San Bruno Mountain, Ridge Trail and Summit Loop
San Bruno Mountain, Ridge Trail and Summit Loop
South San Francisco, California, United States (15.5 miles away)
 
Moderate: 3.5 miles, Half day
Hike the popular wilderness preserve on this great San Francisco Peninsula hike.

Looming large over San Francisco and the northern peninsula, the wilderness preserve of San Bruno Mountain state and county park is home to several rare and endangered species of flora, fauna and wildlife, including the elfin butterfly. Our guide focuses on two popular hikes. The 3½ mile Summit Loop trail takes a counter-clockwise route around...
Bay Area Ridge Trail:  Fifield-Cahill Ridge Trail
Bay Area Ridge Trail: Fifield-Cahill Ridge Trail
San Bruno, California, United States (19.8 miles away)
 
Moderate: 13.2 miles, Full day
A permit only section of the Bay Area Ridge Trail

This guide covers a 13 mile section of the Bay Area Ridge Trail.  It is a through hike that starts at the Sweeney Ridge Trailhead behind Skyline College and ends at Skyline Quarry near Hwy 92.  Elevation gained is about 2400' with 2800' lost.The Fifield-Cahill Ridge trail traverses coastal scrub and old growth douglas fir forests.  The majority...
Mori Point and Sweeney Ridge Loop
Mori Point and Sweeney Ridge Loop
San Bruno, California, United States (19.8 miles away)
 
10.8 mile trail near San Bruno, California

Mori Point and Sweeney Ridge Loop is about 10.8 miles long and located near San Bruno, California. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 5-6 hours with breaks and photos. A nice trek along the Ridge and then down to the coast and looping back up to the Ridge.  Awesome views. Up Sweeney Ridge Tr, R on Mori Ridge Tr, carefully cross Hwy...
High Ridge Loop at Garin-Dry Creek Park
High Ridge Loop at Garin-Dry Creek Park
Garin-Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park, California, United States (21 miles away)
 
Difficult: 10.8 miles, Half day
Get a good workout and explore the history of the hills east of Hayward at Garin-Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park.

Ancient traditions and recent tragedies form the backdrop for this 10-mile hike at Garin-Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park in the hills east of Hayward, California. The tradition: mortar holes the Ohlone peoples used to grind acorns into flour near Gossip Rock, a loop/spur from the park's High Ridge Loop Trail. The tragedy: a 1951 airliner crash...