Angel Island State Park

Tiburon, California

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You have to love a hike that you can only reach by ferry. But the Angel Island hike does not take you away from it all. Instead, you take in gobs of civilization from a lofty and isolated plateau. On a clear day from the top of Mount Livermore, you can see all four major bridges on the Bay. You can watch the fog roll over the city like a slow-moving avalanche. Even with limited visibility, you can admire landmarks of the unique San Francisco skyline, the street-faire towns of Sausalito and Tiburon, and a prison-toprison view from San Quentin to Alcatraz, both with their fascinating histories. That’s the keyword here: history. Angel Island, the largest island in San Francisco Bay, spans a microcosm of U.S. history, from its days as hunting ground for native Americans to serving as a Civil War post for the Union and a prisoner-of-war camp during World War II, and finally, as a public park. Trails Surface: A single-track, well-maintained footpath leads to Mount Livermore. A less maintained path leads down to a double-track dirt road, then the paved road around the perimeter of the island.

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"You have to love a hike that you can only reach by ferry. But the Angel Island hike does not take you away from it all. Instead, you take in gobs of civilization from a lofty and isolated plateau. On a clear day from the top of Mount Livermore, you can see all four major bridges on the Bay. You can watch the fog roll over the city like a slow-moving avalanche. Even with limited visibility, you can admire landmarks of the unique San Francisco skyline, the street-faire towns of Sausalito and Tiburon, and a prison-toprison view from San Quentin to Alcatraz, both with their fascinating histories. That’s the keyword here: history. Angel Island, the largest island in San Francisco Bay, spans a microcosm of U.S. history, from its days as hunting ground for native Americans to serving as a Civil War post for the Union and a prisoner-of-war camp during World War II, and finally, as a public park. Trails Surface: A single-track, well-maintained footpath leads to Mount Livermore. A less maintained path leads down to a double-track dirt road, then the paved road around the perimeter of the island."

Activity Type: Hiking, Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Tiburon
Distance: 6.2
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Open year-round from 8:00 a.m. to sunset unless otherwise posted
Local Contacts: Angel Island Association
Local Maps: USGS San Francisco North

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Jun 2018