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Take a Hike!
Who says you have to travel far from home
to go on a great hike?
Best Hikes Near San Francisco details forty of the best hikes about an hours drive from the greater San Francisco area: San Francisco and the Bay
Point Reyes and West Marin
Mount Tamalpais area
Mount Diablo/Las Trampas foothills
San Mateo County coastline
Northern Santa Cruz Mountains
East Bay foothills/San Pablo
Sunol Ridge Ranging from easy nature walks to strenuous day hikes, this guide offers something for every hikerall within easy reach of the city.
Each featured hike includes a brief route description; at-a-glance data including the length and difficulty level; thorough directions to the trailhead; directional cues; and a detailed, accurate trail map.
Inside you'll find full-color photos and maps; approximate hiking times, canine compatibility, fees and permits required; and sidebars on local lore, points of interest, and area wildlife.
Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike? In Best Hikes Near San Francisco
Linda Hamilton details the best hikes within an hour's drive of San Francisco perfect for the urban and suburbanite hard-pressed to find great outdoor activites close to home. Each featured hike includes detailed hike specs, a brief hike description, trailhead location, directional cues, and a detailed map.
About the Author
is a full-time writer and Bay Area native who has taught high school English, drama, and college composition.