60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Francisco Guide Book

by Jane Huber (Menasha Ridge Press)
60 Hikes within 60 Miles San Francisco  by Jane Huber

320pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 0897325087

Join Jane Huber, creator of bahiker.com, as she guides you through 60 splendid hikes in the San Francisco Bay Area. From the beaches of Point Reyes to the redwood canyons of Big Basin, from the highest point in San Francisco to a trail with a spectacular view of the Golden Gate Bridge, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Francisco is the perfect trail companion for the novice or experienced hiker eager to explore more of what the Bay Area has to offer.

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Trails from the "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Francisco" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 60.
... Preview: A steady climb to the slopes of Mt. Umunhum takes you through lands once trod by miners searching for gold. From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Francisco"
San Jose, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: If you prefer your history laced with fresh air, Almaden Quicksilver is an ideal hiking destination. This nearly 4,000-acre park, a former mercury mine, hosts trails that wind past mining artifacts, s ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Francisco"
San Jose, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.8
... Preview: Angel Island is a perfect day trip, where the journey to the trailhead rivals the hike for sheer relaxation and beauty. Since you can reach Angel Island only by boat, sit back and enjoy the ferry ride ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Francisco"
Tiburon, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: If hikes were marketed like new cars, I’d say that this Annadel loop has the most meadow views per mile. This hike climbs through a forest, loops around a meadow, and skirts the shore of Lake Ilsanjo, ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Francisco"
Santa Rosa, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.2
... Preview: Although this park was created to protect elephant seals and other marine mammals, Año Nuevo is an incredibly restorative destination for humans as well. On this hike you can enjoy fresh sea air, view ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Francisco"
Pescadero, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: This loop is a circuit through the heart of Chabot, bisecting Grass Valley, climbing to a ridge, then descending into Bort Meadow through quiet woods. I’ve enjoyed Chabot hikes in every season, but th ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Francisco"
Oakland, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.4
... Preview: Redwoods, creeks, and waterfalls—that’s what this loop is all about. Nestled in California’s oldest state park, this popular hike begins at the Big Basin park headquarters, and follows the undulating ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Francisco"
Saratoga, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: Want to ramble through grassland and chaparral on one hike? This loop is a perfect tour through grassy, rolling hills as well as chamise, black sage, and manzanita-covered slopes. You’ll begin in the ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Francisco"
Clayton, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: This hike reminds me of the Goldilocks and the Three Bears fairy tale: It’s not too long and not too hard, but just about right for most people. Briones is a happy combination of soft, rolling hills; ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Francisco"
Lafayette, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.4
... Preview: Castle Rock is an appropriate, majestic name for a park with so much natural beauty. Starting at the crest of the Santa Cruz Mountains, this hike descends through an evergreen forest, winds through ch ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Francisco"
Saratoga, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 5.5
... Preview: China Camp’s rolling forested hills front San Pablo Bay just minutes from the hustle and bustle of San Rafael. Unlike some other destinations where the trip to the trailhead seems to take forever, the ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Francisco"
Santa Venetia, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.3
... Preview: There are a number of parks perched on the shores of San Francisco Bay, but Coyote Hills is the whole enchilada: excellent wildlife viewing, extensive facilities, and trails that explore not only mars ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Francisco"
Newark, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: This hike ascends gently through coast-liveoak and California bay woodlands, then traverses grassland where hikers visiting in spring may see drifts of flowers. On the return leg of the loop, a tiny w ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Francisco"
Redwood City, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.1
... Preview: Somewhere between a walk and a hike (a wake? a hilk?), this little jaunt spirals around Stow Lake and up to the top of Strawberry Hill. From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Francisco"
San Francisco, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: Visitors pour into Henry Cowell, drawn to the park’s magnificent redwood grove, but beyond a short popular loop through the giant Sequoia sempervirens, there’s a vast and varied park lightly traveled, ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Francisco"
Felton, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: If you yearn for a real getaway from city life, head to Henry W. Coe State Park. Although Coe is a substantial drive from some parts of the Bay Area, it offers superior day hikes as well as long multi ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Francisco"
Morgan Hill, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.7
... Preview: The most visible of the East Bay’s open spaces is dominated by rolling grassland, but Huckleberry Botanic Preserve, in the hills above Oakland, offers a tour through a variety of vegetation, including ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Francisco"
Oakland, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.7
... Preview: This out-and-back Bay Area Ridge Trail segment begins on old ranch roads, then ascends on a narrow path through an unspoiled forest of madrones, black oaks, big-leaf maples, buckeyes, redwoods, and Ca ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Francisco"
Glen Ellen, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.8
... Preview: On the high slopes of Mount Hamilton, Joseph D. Grant County Park sprawls over 9,000 acres of oak-dotted grassland, less than 15 miles from downtown San Jose. Even though the park is bisected by Mount ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Francisco"
Mount Hamilton, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.4
... Preview: Lands End is a rugged bit of coastline in the northwest corner of San Francisco, around the bend from the historic Cliff House and the flat expanse of Ocean Beach. Locals come here to jog or walk the ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Francisco"
San Francisco, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8