Mt. Livermore on Angel Island State Park in the middle of San Francisco Bay!
5.1 mi TIME 2.5 HRS, ELEVATION GAIN 1100 FT
One of my favorite places to hang out for the day is Angel Island State Park.
The views from any point on the island are spectacular with the West side facing the Golden Gate Bridge, the South looking out at the San Francisco skyline, east you see the hills of the East Bay and North points to Marin County and beyond. Only a short 15 minute ferry ride from Tiburon takes you to the largest island in the bay with 13 miles of hiking trails and a 5 mile perimeter trail, mostly paved, that you can walk or ride a bike on. Check out the white sands of the hidden beaches, look for shells and enjoy a picnic.
The military history, museums, and docents in period garb bring the past alive.
A couple weeks ago we hiked up to Mount Livermore, the highest point on Angel Island at 788 feet, which travels up a series of stairs, under old growth oak trees, pine forest, into open meadows then to the top where our reward was and always is the 360-degree views.