One Night Wilderness San Francisco  by Matt Heid

One Night Wilderness: San Francisco Guide Book

by Matt Heid (Wilderness Press)
One Night Wilderness San Francisco  by Matt Heid
One Night Wilderness: San Francisco Bay Area features a full spectrum of one- and two-night backpacking adventures in the San Francisco Bay Area. Discover old-growth redwoods, pristine Pacific beaches, rolling oak-studded hills, and dozens of backcountry camping destinations—all within two hours of anywhere in the Bay Area. Matt Heid gives first-time backpackers advice, provides expert hikers the information they need, and helps parents introduce their kids to this healthy, inexpensive activity.

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Trails from the "One Night Wilderness: San Francisco" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 28.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 28.

In the middle of the Bay, less than 5 miles from downtown San Francisco, Angel Island rises like a jewel. Accessible only by ferry, the island offers a backpacking experience unlike any other, where v ...
Tiburon, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
A hidden, wild world lurks in the rumpled Coast Range north of the Russian River. Here you will find a diverse natural world of oak woodlands, redwood groves, far-reaching vistas, and fantastic spring ...
San Francisco, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
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The northeast section of Big Basin harbors spectacular old-growth, gurgling streams, and a remote trail camp far removed from the bustle that permeates much of the park.
San Francisco, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
Waddell Creek emerges from oldgrowth redwood forest, flows through the broad valley of Rancho del Oso, and ends its journey at Waddell Beach. The Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail winds alongside and provides ...
San Francisco, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
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A continuous forest primeval, Big Basin Redwoods State Park is a green blaze of life. Yes, the park is popular and the waterfalls are a common destination. And yes, it’s worth it.
San Francisco, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.6
Hike through history as you enjoy expansive views of cow-studded hills, twisting oaks, radiant wildflowers, and abundant wildlife.
San Francisco, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.8
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Little Butano Creek slices westward in a narrow defile almost completely protected within Butano (BOO-tahno) State Park. Less than 4 miles long yet brimming with ecological diversity, the canyon conta ...
Pescadero, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 16.9
A short backpacking trip to a lightly traveled trail camp, this adventure rewards with fantastic sandstone boulders and towering views of the San Lorenzo River and Pescadero Creek watersheds.
San Francisco, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.4
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Climb into the wilds of the East Bay Regional Park District to discover a wispy waterfall high in the mountainous hills of the Diablo Range. Beautiful oaks, prolific wildflowers, and far-reaching view ...
San Francisco, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
The rising bulwark of Wasno Ridge, a heart-pumping obstacle that keeps hiking traffic to a minimum, guards the approach to Henry Coe’s southern backcountry. Kelly and Coit lakes await beyond, ideal ba ...
San Francisco, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 50
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Journey to the most remote wilderness in the Bay Area. To reach vast and distant Orestimba Wilderness, you must first hike more than 15 miles across some of the Bay Area’s most rugged terrain. It’s an ...
San Francisco, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 12.1
Follow the mellifluous stream of Hunting Hollow to dramatic single-track paths that ascend steep ridgelines to reach tranquil Redfern Pond, the largest in Coe’s southern backcountry.
Gilroy, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.4
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Located in the heart of the Diablo Range, vast Henry W. Coe State Park features soaring ridges, steep canyons, gurgling creeks, thriving oaks, abundant wildlife, radiant spring wildflowers, and the im ...
San Francisco, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 28.2
Soaring ridgelines rise above the verdant valley of Hunting Hollow, providing access to the little-traveled southern backcountry of Henry Coe. Remote ponds, inviting woodlands, expansive vistas, ranch ...
San Francisco, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 12.4
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A quiet trail camp hides behind the soaring summit of landmark Mission Peak. Secluded high above the Bay Area yet hidden from its bustle, it offers a tranquil destination with superlative views along ...
San Francisco, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.4
Monte Bello lulls in more ways than one. A single-track interpretive nature trail winds along the headwaters of Stevens Creek. A steady climb rises above the deep crease formed by the grinding San And ...
San Francisco, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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Deep and secluded, pocketed with untouched redwood groves and lined with gurgling streams, Pescadero Creek County Park covers more than 6,000 acres in the heart of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Amid it al ...
San Francisco, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 15.8
Explore the full spectrum of Point Reyes National Seashore on this loop hike, which tours the lush forest atop the peninsula’s highest ridgelines, descends past far-reaching views, and then explores t ...
San Francisco, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.8
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From remote beaches to wave-washed promontories, lush forests to panoramic ridgelines, this hike has it all.
San Francisco, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
This hike travels the length of Point Reyes’ Phillip Burton Wilderness, from lush mixed-evergreen forests atop thousand-foot ridgelines to dramatic ocean views along the coastline. A point-to-point jo ...
San Francisco, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 15.4
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