Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's East Bay Guide Book

by Tracy Salcedo-Chourre (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes San Franciscoand39;s East Bay  by Tracy Salcedo-Chourre

96pp/maps
ISBN: 0762751045

Best Easy Day Hikes San Francisco’s East Bay features concise descriptions and easy-to-follow maps of nineteen easily manageable hikes through the redwood groves, bayside shoreline, coastal mountaintops, oak woodlands, and former ranches of the East Bay—from the marshes of the Coyote Hills to the top of Mount Diablo. 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

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's East Bay" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 19 of 19.
... Preview: The landscape is lovely, with open meadows bordering on a stream shaded by oaks and bay laurels. The views are great, across the hills to the north bay and delta. But it’s the companionship of the dog ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's East Bay"
Pacheco, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: It’s tempting to call this an explosive hike, given that the Bay View Trail and Point Pinole Trail wander through the former dynamite works of the Giant Powder Company. Instead, the hike is a peaceful ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's East Bay"
San Pablo, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: For hundreds of years the Coyote Hills formation met all the needs of the native peoples who lived here. These days, with views reaching west across San Francisco Bay, raptors wheeling overhead, and s ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's East Bay"
Newark, CA - Birding,Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: The Canyon View Trail offers just that—views down into an Alameda Creek gorge dubbed Little Yosemite. Steep walls and the jostling stream enliven the stretch of Camp Ohlone Road that traverses the can ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's East Bay"
Fremont, CA - Backpacking,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.3
... Preview: The heart of this park lies in its playing green, sycamore shaded picnic areas, and at Jordan Pond. The Dry Creek Trail Loop ushers hikers away from that activity into a shady, secluded canyon, then c ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's East Bay"
Union City, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: Arguably the premier complex of public lands in this part of the East Bay, the adjoining Anthony Chabot and Lake Chabot parks see plenty of use. This loop takes you into a more remote part of Anthony ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's East Bay"
San Leandro, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: Narrow levees and scenic bridges support an amazing trail system that explores restored saltwater and freshwater marshes on the Hayward shoreline. Panoramic views open westward across the bay waters t ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's East Bay"
Hayward, CA - Birding,Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: Dominating the ridgelines of the southernmost East Bay, even the easiest hikes on the steep exposed faces of Mission Peak pose a challenge. But spectacular views reward sweat and effort. Without doubt ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's East Bay"
Fremont, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.7
... Preview: Climb alongside a seasonal stream to a dark jumble of basalt known as Cave Rocks, popular with climbers and a lovely vista point for views down the Indian Joe Creek drainage. The obvious apex of this ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's East Bay"
Fremont, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: Trade the impenetrable foliage of the riparian zone along Wildcat Creek for the crackling, littered landscape of a eucalyptus forest along the short Jewel Lake loop. A short meander through the dense ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's East Bay"
Berkeley, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.1
... Preview: On a clear day, panoramic views from the Mary Bowerman Trail stretch west across the coastal hills to the Pacific Ocean and the curve of the earth, and east across the Central Valley to the distant pe ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's East Bay"
Diablo, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 0.7
... Preview: The old ranch road that links the Bear Creek watershed on the west to Alhambra Creek on the east leads to the crest of the Briones ridge and wonderful vistas. Colonial California was a land of vast ra ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's East Bay"
Martinez, CA - Birding,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 3.3
... Preview: Explore Rock City’s Wind Caves, sandstone rock outcrops that have been sculpted by wind, water, and time, then head off on an easy, secluded walk through the woods to a viewpoint at the end of West Fo ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's East Bay"
Diablo, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: A challenging climb leads to a ridgetop ramble that offers expansive views west over San Francisco Bay and east to Mount Diablo and beyond. This one climbs straight up and straight down, but what lies ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's East Bay"
Alamo, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.7
... Preview: A duo of trails in this former coal-mining district lead hikers to a historic cemetery and among the dark shafts that yielded black diamonds to the miners who worked them. Views of Suisun Bay and a wa ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's East Bay"
Antioch, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: An easy circumnavigation of Round Top peak features lovely views of San Francisco Bay and Mount Diablo and interesting insights into the geology of a long-extinct volcano. The gentlest volcano you’ll ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's East Bay"
Oakland, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: Grand stands of coast redwoods, their canopies throwing down shade as thick as a flannel blanket, thrive on the banks of Redwood Creek. The Stream Trail meanders through their midst and, on a foggy da ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's East Bay"
Moraga, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: Tilden’s botanic garden immerses visitors in the amazing diversity of California’s herbal and floral heritage. It’s a balm for the soul that you’ll want to apply season after season. Tilden Regional P ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's East Bay"
Berkeley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: The distance between the developed areas of the East Bay and the Morgan Territory can be measured in more than miles. It can also be captured in peace and quiet, which is commonplace on these secluded ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's East Bay"
Diablo, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.6
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