Adventures Tagged: Bay Area Waterfalls

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.

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.

Short hike to Linda Falls in Angwin Napa County Short hike to Linda Falls in Angwin Napa County Short hike to Linda Falls in Angwin Napa County

This short hike to Linda Falls in Angwin treats hikers to a great waterfall that will inspire the photographer in everyone.

Winter hike up Maggie's Peak and to Devil's Well waterfall in Napa Winter hike up Maggie's Peak and to Devil's Well waterfall in Napa Winter hike up Maggie's Peak and to Devil's Well waterfall in Napa

A great hike in Napa County through Napa Land Trust lands takes you to the top of Maggie’s Peak for some great views before descending to the multiple falls at Devil’s Well.

Fall hike through Maggie's Peak and Devil's Well in Napa Fall hike through Maggie's Peak and Devil's Well in Napa Fall hike through Maggie's Peak and Devil's Well in Napa

A nice showing of Fall colors, this hike to Maggie’s Peak and Devil’s Well is a personal favorite any time of year, but it’s a real treat after some rainfall.

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.

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.

Hiking the Rector Reservoir Trail in Yountville Hiking the Rector Reservoir Trail in Yountville Hiking the Rector Reservoir Trail in Yountville

This little-known trail takes hikers above Rector Reservoir on Department of Fish and Game land with excellent views of the Napa Valley from the east.

Hiking Zim Zim Falls Trail in Knoxville Wildlife Area Hiking Zim Zim Falls Trail in Knoxville Wildlife Area Hiking Zim Zim Falls Trail in Knoxville Wildlife Area

A hike through Knoxville Wildlife Area leading to a little known seasonal North San Francisco Bay Area Waterfall offers solitude and poison oak!

Hiking Cataract Falls Trail on Mt. Tamalpais Hiking Cataract Falls Trail on Mt. Tamalpais Hiking Cataract Falls Trail on Mt. Tamalpais

A gorgeous vertical hike along the Cataract Falls Trail on Mt. Tamplpais in Fairfield, CA. Seemingly endless waterfalls cascade along this wooded out and back trail. The hike ends with gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean overlooking Bolinas.

Hiking in Big Basin - Redwood Memorial Trail and Skyline to the Sea Hiking in Big Basin - Redwood Memorial Trail and Skyline to the Sea Hiking in Big Basin - Redwood Memorial Trail and Skyline to the Sea

Gorgeous tree-canopied hike through the Redwood Loop Trail and it’s giant redwood trees, followed by an out and back journey to Berry Creek Falls along the Skyline to the Sea Trail.

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Mid winter was a great time to go see Alamere Falls in Pt. Reyes. The easy terrain makes this medium distance hike seem like nothing. There are three sets of waterfalls, two lakes and some mud along the way. There is a minor climbing challenge to descend to the very bottom falls, which are the best of the three.

Hiking Montara mountain via San Pedro Valley Hiking Montara mountain via San Pedro Valley Hiking Montara mountain via San Pedro Valley

Excellent coastal hike in Pacifica and Montara, CA to the summit of Montara Mountain. Excellent views and a great variety of trails, flora and fauna.

Backpacking Skyline to the Sea Trail Backpacking Skyline to the Sea Trail Backpacking Skyline to the Sea Trail

Skyline to the Sea Trail was one of my first non-sierra backpacking trips. Wasn’t sure how it would compare. While it may be true it’s missing the rugged mountain panoramas, it makes up for it with beautiful plant life everywhere and a diversity of terrains. This is a fairly lengthy 35 mile trail that I did in 3 nights.

Hiking in Big Basin State Park Hiking in Big Basin State Park Hiking in Big Basin State Park

Big Basin Redwoods State Park is located in the Santa Cruz mountains off Hwy 35. Giant trees and a cool shady hike with waterfalls await.