On a network of paths that ring San Francisco Bay, the Bay Area Ridge Trail provides easy access to hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding across oakstudded grasslands and through tranquil forests. Discover dramatic coastlines, former Mexican ranchos, old Native American footpaths, vistas that inspired Spanish explorers, and more. With more than a dozen new hikes, the fully updated official guide to the trail covers more than 300 miles of the trail opened to date. Choose from 58 trips in parks and public lands like Marin County’s hilly Mt. Tamalpais State Park, peaceful Jack London State Historic Park, and view-packed Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve. Trips range from a 1.6-mile stroll on the Al Zampa Memorial Bridge over the Carquinez Strait to a 12.8-mile traverse of Bolinas Ridge in the North Bay. Join veteran hiker Jean Rusmore on the spectacular Bay Area Ridge Trail—there’s an outing suitable for every mood and group.
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Trails from the "Bay Area Ridge Trail: The Official Guide for Hikers, Mountain Bikers and Equestrians" Guide Book