Hiking Through History San Francisco Bay Area  by Tracy Salcedo-Chourré

Hiking Through History San Francisco Bay Area Guide Book

by Tracy Salcedo-Chourré (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Through History San Francisco Bay Area  by Tracy Salcedo-Chourré
Imagine hiking along a wooded trail near San Francisco and stumbling upon the stone foundation of a crumbled building, the wooden slats of the walls caved in, the ironwork of the hinges still dangling on the burned out door. This discovery piques your interest—what is this? What’s its significance? How can you find out? Enter Hiking through History San Francisco Bay Area: Exploring the Region's Past by Trail. Make no mistake—this is a hiking book first and foremost, complete with rich photos and detailed maps, but with added extras and sidebars detailing enough historical information to satisfy every curiosity along the way.

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Trails from the "Hiking Through History San Francisco Bay Area" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 41.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 41.

The bluffs overlooking the strait of the Golden Gate are studded with military installations built between the Civil War and the Cold War. This trail links the batteries to the Golden Gate Bridge and ...
San Francisco, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.1
Given that this route loops through the former dynamite works of the Giant Powder Company, there’s a temptation to call the hike explosive. But it’s not. Instead, this peaceful ramble features stunnin ...
San Francisco, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 4.4
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Pass through swaths of grassland and stands of eucalyptus on this easy trail overlooking the strategic Carquinez Strait. This short loop trail overlooks what once was one of the busiest shipping lanes ...
San Francisco, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.9
The trail onto the headland at Chimney Rock is renowned for its springtime wildflower bloom, but it also offers bird’s-eye views of the white cliffs backing Drakes Bay, where the fabled explorer Sir F ...
Olema, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.7
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The Embarcadero, the piers, the Exploratorium, Fisherman’s Wharf, Coit Tower, the Transamerica Pyramid, buildings that survived the fire that destroyed downtown San Francisco during the 1906 earthquak ...
San Francisco, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 7.2
The trails at Lands End knit natural beauty with San Francisco history perfectly, melding evocative vistas of the Golden Gate and the Pacific with rambles through the ruins of Sutro Baths and Adolph S ...
San Francisco, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 5
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This route loops through a family park out fitted with a playing green, sycamore- shaded picnic areas, a pond that provides habitat for ducks and other waterfowl, and the historic Dry Creek Cottage an ...
Hayward, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.5
Explore the volatile geology that underlies the California coastline and learn about the native people who once called the Bear Valley home on two short trails that begin near the Point Reyes National ...
Olema, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.9
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Located in the heart of the historic Presidio of San Francisco, this route climbs through restored natural habitat to a scenic overlook, drops past a spring used by the native Ohlone, and rambles alon ...
San Francisco, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.9
While the spectacular home and gardens of the Bourn family are the main attractions, docent-led nature hikes into the backcountry of this expansive estate add nuance to the story. The nearby Pulgas Wa ...
Woodside, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
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Follow garden paths and manicured trails linking premier attractions in San Francisco’s hallmark park.
San Francisco, CA - Birding,Hiking,Trail Running,Walking - Trail Length: 3
A walk along the Golden Gate Promenade parallels the long, grassy expanse of historic Crissy Field and leads to Fort Point. Stretching between the south towers of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin ...
San Francisco, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.4
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A hike on the old rail bed of “The Crookedest Railroad in the World” features panoramic views of the Bay Area from the slopes of Mount Tamalpais.
Stinson Beach, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.6
This long route in the Marin Headlands serves up an intriguing mix of grand views, challenging terrain, and twentieth-century military installations to explore. What makes the Marin Headlands so appe ...
San Francisco, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 6.6
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This scenic trail along the bluffs overlooking the Pacific traces the terrestrial boundary of a marine reserve and overlooks the famed Mavericks surf break. To reach the Jean Lauer trailhead from CA 1 ...
Moss Beach, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 4.5
The looping trails through Rush Ranch pass a bedrock mortar used by the Patwin tribe and a boneyard of ranch equipment and o er long-ranging views across the Sacramento and San Joaquin River delta. ...
San Francisco, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.1
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Encircling the top of the Bay Area’s highest peak, on a clear day views from the Mary BowermanTrail stretch west to the Pacific Ocean and the curve of the earth and east across the CentralValley to th ...
Walnut Creek, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.7
Climb from the seaside village of Stinson Beach to Pantoll, about midway up Mount Tamalpais, then descend back to the sea via the magical redwood forest within the Steep Ravine.
Stinson Beach, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.2
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Tucked in a steep canyon, Alum Rock Park has been a retreat for the bone-weary since 1872. Its mineral springs, captured in grottos and fonts along Penitencia Creek, were incorporated into a world-fam ...
San Jose, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
The top of Mount Livermore, the highest point on Angel Island, commands unimpeded panoramic views of San Francisco Bay. Called the “Ellis Island of the West Coast,”Angel Island’s historical roots date ...
Sacramento, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.4
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