Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco Peninsula Guide Book

by Tracy Salcedo-Chourre (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes San Francisco Peninsula  by Tracy Salcedo-Chourre

128pp/maps
ISBN: 0762751142

Best Easy Day Hikes San Francisco Peninsula features concise descriptions and easy-to-follow maps of nineteen easily manageable hikes through this region renowned not only for San Francisco’s urban scenes but also for its redwood groves and coastal mountaintops and ridges. Explore the region with hikes from the Pescadero Marsh to the top of San Bruno Mountain. Look inside for: • Half-hour strolls and full-day adventures • Hikes for everyone, including families • Hikes ranked from easiest to most challenging • GPS-compatible trail maps

© Tracy Salcedo-Chourre/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco Peninsula" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 19 of 19.
... Preview: This scenic trail along the bluffs overlooking the Pacific traces the terrestrial boundary of a marine reserve famed for its tidepooling and for sightings of sea mammals such as seals and sea lions. F ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco Peninsula"
San Francisco, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: Travel into the Brooks Creek drainage and you’ll explore a landscape little changed since the days of Spanish missionaries and explorers. On the downhill run, views of the Pacific Coast enliven switch ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco Peninsula"
San Francisco, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: The Coastal Trail at Lands End unfurls along the northwest edge of San Francisco, within sight of the Golden Gate Bridge and the narrow strait that separates Point Lobos from the steep folds of the Ma ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco Peninsula"
San Francisco, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: The hulking remnants of obsolete military batteries challenge spectacular views, a popular beach, and the Golden Gate Bridge for dominance along this stretch of the Coastal Trail. Generations of coast ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco Peninsula"
San Francisco, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: Calming, cooling redwood groves shade much of this long loop. A uniquely north-coast phenomenon, the redwoods weave a lofty canopy that filters and softens even the harshest summer sun. Redwoods domin ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco Peninsula"
San Francisco, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.8
... Preview: Located in the heart of the historic Presidio of San Francisco, this route lifts you to a scenic overlook and immerses you in history as it passes by charming homes once occupied by military men and t ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco Peninsula"
San Francisco, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.3
... Preview: Stretched between the towers of the Golden Gate Bridge and the stately homes of San Francisco’s Marina District, the Golden Gate Promenade parallels the beach and bayshore, passes along historic Criss ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco Peninsula"
San Francisco, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: Check out a restored coastal dune habitat—which once dominated San Francisco’s headlands—along the short, interpretive trail that follows Lobos Creek. Lobos Creek nourishes a unique habitat, a variety ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco Peninsula"
San Francisco, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.6
... Preview: Winds off the Pacific scour the grassy slopes of Milagra Ridge, a sweet little nugget of wildland in a big bland porridge of tract houses. Park literature calls Milagra Ridge “an island ecosystem,” an ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco Peninsula"
San Francisco, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.2
... Preview: There’s one in every guidebook—the hike that one climbs simply for climbing’s sake, testing lungs and legs both on the uphill run and the downhill. The Mount Ellen Trail is a lovely physical-fitness e ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco Peninsula"
San Francisco, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: Most of San Francisco’s “hidden gems” have long been sussed out, but Burleigh Murray Ranch State Park, just east of Half Moon Bay, remains a bit obscure and underutilized. Come for the peace, come for ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco Peninsula"
San Francisco, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: Explorer Gaspar de Portola, charged by his country to scout settlement sites in California that would cement its status as a Spanish colony, set off from Mexico with missionary Junipero Serra in 1769 ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco Peninsula"
San Francisco, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: An easy climb through redwood glens and stands of eucalyptus leads to Salamander Pond, a reservoir for the Folger Estate and the stomping grounds of the adorable roughskinned newt. Bygone moguls of Sa ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco Peninsula"
San Francisco, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: Snaking through the San Andreas Fault’s rift valley, the Sawyer Camp Trail is one of the classic easy hikes on the San Francisco Peninsula. From the dam at San Andreas Lake to the Jepson Laurel, the p ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco Peninsula"
San Francisco, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Brambles and birdcalls engulf hikers in the lush marshlands just inland from Pescadero State Beach. From the incessant surf to the quiet hillside at trail’s end, you’ll be accompanied by critters unde ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco Peninsula"
San Francisco, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.3
... Preview: The easy loop around Stow Lake is a classic Saturday-afternoon stroll for both visitors and residents of San Francisco. Yes, the landscape is lovely and there are fleeting views, but it’s the people-w ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco Peninsula"
San Francisco, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 0.9
... Preview: On a clear day, panoramic vistas radiate from the flanks of San Bruno Mountain like the glow from the tip of a sparkler. The big bang is the San Francisco skyline, rising white and lively to the north ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco Peninsula"
San Francisco, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.3
... Preview: Sights on the ground and in the sky enliven the Sunset Trail, which leads hikers to historic Battery Davis and overlooks Ocean Beach. The fort is a favorite of hang gliders and dog lovers as well as h ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco Peninsula"
San Francisco, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: After a long climb, the top of the Sylvan Trail opens onto rolling slopes where wildflowers raise their colorful heads in salute to the sun. The sight, especially in spring, will make you forget that ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco Peninsula"
San Francisco, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.5
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