Adventures Tagged: Bay Area Ridge Trail

Foraging Hike at San Pedro Mountain Park Foraging Hike at San Pedro Mountain Park Foraging Hike at San Pedro Mountain Park

An informative foraging hike through Meetup.com spent learning about wild edibles in San Pedro Mountain park in San Rafael.

Hiking Carquinez Strait Open Space Hiking Carquinez Strait Open Space Hiking Carquinez Strait Open Space

Hiking the west portion of Carquinez Strait Open Space offers some great views of San Pablo Bay and the Caquinez Bridge.

Hike at Crockett Hills Regional Park Hike at Crockett Hills Regional Park Hike at Crockett Hills Regional Park

A 9 mile hike in the surprisingly expansive Crockett Hills Regional Park provides views of the Carquinez Strait, Mt. Diablo and Mt. Tamalpais while hiking through grasslands, chaparral and oak woodlands.

Hiking Newell Open Space in American Canyon Hiking Newell Open Space in American Canyon Hiking Newell Open Space in American Canyon

Newell Open Space Preserve in American Canyon offers a 5+ mile loop trail among grasslands and a eucalyptus grove, with two historic ranches viewable in the background.

Hiking the Philosopher's Way in McLaren Park San Francisco Hiking the Philosopher's Way in McLaren Park San Francisco Hiking the Philosopher's Way in McLaren Park San Francisco

The Philosopher’s Way trails in McLaren Park in southern San Francisco, CA offer a thought provoking walk through Eucalyptus woods and grasslands with some great views of San Francisco from the south.

Private hike on Tuteur Ranch and Napa Solano Ridge Trail Private hike on Tuteur Ranch and Napa Solano Ridge Trail Private hike on Tuteur Ranch and Napa Solano Ridge Trail

Private hike on Mother’s Day with the Napa Land Trust on Tuteur Ranch and a glimpse at some potential future trails of the Napa Solano Ridge Trail.

Hike to Sugarloaf Peak, the Tuteur Loop, and Ridge Trail at Skyline Hike to Sugarloaf Peak, the Tuteur Loop, and Ridge Trail at Skyline Hike to Sugarloaf Peak, the Tuteur Loop, and Ridge Trail at Skyline

This is a great local hike in Napa at Skyline Wilderness park to its highest point and the first of a number of segments of the Napa Solano Ridge Trail.

Guided hike on the private trail to Green Valley Falls in Fairfield Guided hike on the private trail to Green Valley Falls in Fairfield Guided hike on the private trail to Green Valley Falls in Fairfield

Who knew such a great waterfall existed so close to home? No stranger to Bay Area waterfalls, I’m going to say this guided hike to Green Valley Falls is definitely in the top 3.

Hiking the Hoffnagle Loop in Angwin Hiking the Hoffnagle Loop in Angwin Hiking the Hoffnagle Loop in Angwin

Great hike through private and protected land overlooking the Napa Valley and the town of Calistoga. On this trip we were treated to distant downpours and great clouds.

Hiking the Valentine Vista Trail at Moore Creek Park Hiking the Valentine Vista Trail at Moore Creek Park Hiking the Valentine Vista Trail at Moore Creek Park

This 8.5 mile hike takes you on the Bay Area Ridge Trail and winds along Moore Creek, with a couple creek crossings, before climbing into the hills overlooking Lake Hennessey.

Hiking Lynch Canyon into Newell Open Space Preserve Hiking Lynch Canyon into Newell Open Space Preserve Hiking Lynch Canyon into Newell Open Space Preserve

A counterclockwise 7 mile loop through Lynch Canyon and into Newell Open Space Preserve offers nice views of the San Pablo Bay, Mt. Diablo, Mt. Tamalpais, and Mount Saint Helena as you wind through the grassland hills. Lots of cow encounters await as well.

Hiking Lynch Canyon Open Space Hiking Lynch Canyon Open Space Hiking Lynch Canyon Open Space

Cows, mushrooms, and views of Napa Valley and the northern section of the San Francisco Bay await you on this loop hike through Lynch Canyon Open Space.

Hike on the trails at Benicia State Recreation Area Hike on the trails at Benicia State Recreation Area Hike on the trails at Benicia State Recreation Area

Probably best during warm weather, this hike through Benicia SRA offers nice views of the most narrow portion of the San Francisco Bay and includes unique views of the Carquinez Bridge.

Hike to Holms Place and Beyond on the Oat Hill Mine and Palisades Trail Hike to Holms Place and Beyond on the Oat Hill Mine and Palisades Trail Hike to Holms Place and Beyond on the Oat Hill Mine and Palisades Trail

Great 12 mile out and back hike with gorgeous fall colors overlooking Napa Valley on the Oat Hill Mine and Palisades Trail.

Hiking the Mt. Diablo Grand Loop Trail Hiking the Mt. Diablo Grand Loop Trail Hiking the Mt. Diablo Grand Loop Trail

Gorgeous hike with tremendous panoramic views circling and summiting the peak of Mt. Diablo in the San Francisco Bay Area. Wildflowers, vast views of the Bay Area and wildlife await.

Hike to Table Rock and the Palisades Trail from Mount Saint Helena to Oat Hill Mine Rd. Hike to Table Rock and the Palisades Trail from Mount Saint Helena to Oat Hill Mine Rd. Hike to Table Rock and the Palisades Trail from Mount Saint Helena to Oat Hill Mine Rd.

An excellent one way shuttled hike from Robert Louis Stevenson State Park to the Oat Hill Mine Rd. trailhead in Calistoga offers a technical trail full of excellent views of the Napa Valley.

Hiking the Brushy Peaks Trail to Bald Mountain in Sugarloaf Ridge SP Hiking the Brushy Peaks Trail to Bald Mountain in Sugarloaf Ridge SP Hiking the Brushy Peaks Trail to Bald Mountain in Sugarloaf Ridge SP

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park has several trails that offer good exercise and great views. From the Planet Walk to the trails near Bald Mountain this is one of my personal favorite north bay hiking spots.

Hike through Helen Putnam Regional Park in Petaluma Hike through Helen Putnam Regional Park in Petaluma Hike through Helen Putnam Regional Park in Petaluma

An easy 5 mile hike through Helen Putnam Regional Park in Petaluma offers views of hills of rolling grasses and oak savannah.

Hiking the San Francisco Bay Area Ridge Trail Benicia Vallejo Buffer segment Hiking the San Francisco Bay Area Ridge Trail Benicia Vallejo Buffer segment Hiking the San Francisco Bay Area Ridge Trail Benicia Vallejo Buffer segment

A portion of the San Francisco Bay Area Ridge Trail runs through the Benicia Vallejo Buffer separating the cities with views of the northern San Francisco Bay and the Carquinez Strait.

Hiking the new trails at Moore Creek Park Regional Park and Open Space in Napa Hiking the new trails at Moore Creek Park Regional Park and Open Space in Napa Hiking the new trails at Moore Creek Park Regional Park and Open Space in Napa

Moore Creek Regional Park and Open Space is a new park in Napa with trails that are still under construction. One trail is complete offering 3.8 miles of hiking, with two others being constructed. Great views, a hidden pool and diverse terrain intermixed with cows.

Hike through Mount Hood Regional Park and Open Space Preserve Hike through Mount Hood Regional Park and Open Space Preserve Hike through Mount Hood Regional Park and Open Space Preserve

This fantastic north bay hike to the summit and beyond in Mount Hood Regional Park and Open Space Preserve is challenging but very rewarding with great views and a mix of terrains and trail types.

Hike in Lynch Canyon Open Space in Solano County Hike in Lynch Canyon Open Space in Solano County Hike in Lynch Canyon Open Space in Solano County

Currently only open weekends, this hike through Lynch Canyon Open Space has great views of Napa valley and the San Francisco Bay with over 10 miles of trails to choose from.

Hiking the Rockville Hills Regional Park in Fairfield Hiking the Rockville Hills Regional Park in Fairfield Hiking the Rockville Hills Regional Park in Fairfield

A nice, small park with a vast number of trails, grasslands, oak woodlands, a lake and a number of rock formations and boulders offers nice views of the east bay.

Hiking Ohair Park, Verissimo OSP, Stafford Lake and Indian Tree Preserve Hiking Ohair Park, Verissimo OSP, Stafford Lake and Indian Tree Preserve Hiking Ohair Park, Verissimo OSP, Stafford Lake and Indian Tree Preserve

This great hike in Novato, CA at the north end of the San Francisco Bay Area takes you through 4 different parks, starting at Ohair Park, onward to Little Mountain OSP, a short stroll through Verissimo OSP and on through Indian Trees Open Space Preserve.

Hike through Mount Burdell Open Space in Novato Hike through Mount Burdell Open Space in Novato Hike through Mount Burdell Open Space in Novato

Great spring hike in Mount Burdell Open Space Preserve offering miles of trails, scenic hilltop views and wildflowers galore. Watch for cow patties.

Hiking the Sonoma Ridge Trail in Jack London State Historic Park Hiking the Sonoma Ridge Trail in Jack London State Historic Park Hiking the Sonoma Ridge Trail in Jack London State Historic Park

A great trail in spring, the Sonoma Ridge Trail is part of the Bay Area Ridge Trail offering wildflowers, butterflies, historic sites and some great views.

Hike on the Hiddenbrooke Trail in Northern Bay Area Hike on the Hiddenbrooke Trail in Northern Bay Area Hike on the Hiddenbrooke Trail in Northern Bay Area

Hiddenbrooke Trail in Fairfield offers great views west toward the north portion of the San Francisco Bay and southward toward Mount Diablo.

Hiking the River to Ridge Trail in Napa Hiking the River to Ridge Trail in Napa Hiking the River to Ridge Trail in Napa

Free parking at Lincoln Park in Napa for the trailhead of the River to Ridge Trail in Napa offers a good hike with lots of options for loops through Skyline Wilderness Park.

Loop hike through Annadel State Park in Santa Rosa Loop hike through Annadel State Park in Santa Rosa Loop hike through Annadel State Park in Santa Rosa

A 10 mile loop trail through Santa Rosa’s Anndel State Park offers great northern California meadow views, Ilsanjo Lake, and lots of red clay trails with a number of boulders scattered about.

Hiking Bald Mountain in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park Hiking Bald Mountain in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park Hiking Bald Mountain in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

A hike to the top of Bald Mountain (2729 ft) in Sonoma County’s Sugarloaf Ridge State Park in Kenwood offers a multitude of biomes, excellent wildlife viewing, and supreme views of the North San Francisco Bay Area.

Hiking a loop trail to Sugarloaf Peak in Skyline Wilderness Park Hiking a loop trail to Sugarloaf Peak in Skyline Wilderness Park Hiking a loop trail to Sugarloaf Peak in Skyline Wilderness Park

This fairly long loop trail takes you to the top of Sugarloaf Peak in Skyline Wilderness Park in Napa, CA. The elevation change is about 2200 feet and this hike treats you to excellent views and a number of varying terrains

Hiking Lake Marie and the Bay Area Ridge Trail in Skyline Wilderness Park Hiking Lake Marie and the Bay Area Ridge Trail in Skyline Wilderness Park Hiking Lake Marie and the Bay Area Ridge Trail in Skyline Wilderness Park

Skyline Wilderness Park is a county park in Napa with a lot of different activities including two of my favorites: Hiking and Disc Golf. Play an 18 hole course or hike one of the eight trails through the park.

Hiking Fifield Cahill and Bay Area Ridge Trail hike from Skyline Quarry Hiking Fifield Cahill and Bay Area Ridge Trail hike from Skyline Quarry Hiking Fifield Cahill and Bay Area Ridge Trail hike from Skyline Quarry

A volunteer guided 11 mile out and back group hike along the Fifield-Cahill and Bay Area Ridge Trails starting at Skyline Quarry out to Mile Marker 5.75 and back.

Hiking Fifield-Cahill part of Bay Area Ridge Trail Hiking Fifield-Cahill part of Bay Area Ridge Trail Hiking Fifield-Cahill part of Bay Area Ridge Trail

The Fifield-Cahill Trail meanders through Douglas Fir forests in San Francisco’s watershed between Crystal Springs Reservoir and Lake Pilacitos. The land is owned by the SF Public Utilities Council and only guided hikes are currently permitted.

Hiking the Bay Area Ridge Trail on Russian Ridge Hiking the Bay Area Ridge Trail on Russian Ridge Hiking the Bay Area Ridge Trail on Russian Ridge

Russian Ridge lies east of Palo Alto right off Hwy 35 a little south of Hwy 84. Grand views of wind swept hillsides mixed with shaded oak forest and a natural spring await.

Hiking Bay Area Ridge Trail and others in San Francisco Presidio Hiking Bay Area Ridge Trail and others in San Francisco Presidio Hiking Bay Area Ridge Trail and others in San Francisco Presidio

The Presidio has a lot of hiking trails situated in the northwesternmost part of the city. Great views of the Golden Gate and Pacific Ocean await.

Hiking Windy Hill Open Space Preserve Hiking Windy Hill Open Space Preserve Hiking Windy Hill Open Space Preserve

Windy Hill Open Space Preserve is in Portola Valley with several parking areas. Several trails to choose from including a couple strenuous and long loops with a good range of ecology.

Hiking a Redwood forest at Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve Hiking a Redwood forest at Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve Hiking a Redwood forest at Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve

This is a very beautiful and serene hike near Half Moon Bay with a perfect amount of elevation change and differing views. One of my favorites on the peninsula, go check it out!

Hiking in Wunderlich County Park Hiking in Wunderlich County Park Hiking in Wunderlich County Park

A stroll through the Redwoods in Woodside, CA in Wunderlich County Park. Included are the Bear Gulch Trail and others.

Hiking through Huddart County Park Hiking through Huddart County Park Hiking through Huddart County Park

A cool hike through redwoods in Woodside, CA, Huddart County Park offers several choices in trails with fair distance and a nice foresty feel.

Hiking at Milagra Ridge Hiking at Milagra Ridge Hiking at Milagra Ridge

A hike along the coast in Pacifica, CA. Milagra Ridge County Park is currently going through restoration (and preservation). Offers great views north to Mt. Tamalpais and south along the Coastal Mountains.

Hiking on Sweeney Ridge in Pacifica CA Hiking on Sweeney Ridge in Pacifica CA Hiking on Sweeney Ridge in Pacifica CA

Hiking on Sweeney Ridge in Pacifica offers views of the bay and the ocean. It is the site of a few old military buildings and the Portola Expedition’s Discovery Site.