Alcatraz Island

San Francisco, California 94164

Alcatraz Island

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"Secret gardens and bay views on an iconic prison island"

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Urban Trails San Francisco (The Mountaineers Books)
Alexandra Kenin
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"For Bay Area locals, it can be easy to overlook Alcatraz. It’s something you already did or something you continue to put off for later. But when a friend or family member visits, you decide to venture into the bay. Before joining the throngs of people making a beeline for the prison, take a ?fteen-minute break to walk the little-known Alcatraz Agave Trail. This lovely, manicured path meanders along the south side of the island. It features four species of agave plants and sensational views of San Francisco, the bay, and the Bay and Golden Gate bridges." Read more

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Trail Information

San Francisco
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
1–2 hours
Spring and Fall
USGS San Francisco North
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Dec 2018