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Best Bay Area Day Hikes

The must-see hiking trails in the San Francisco Bay Area
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Unknown
Duration: Unknown

Overview:  These five hikes show why the San Francisco Bay Area is best seen on foot.

California's famous redwoods and spectacular coastline are... more »

Tips:  The best Bay Area trails are in the hills, so be prepared for lots of climbing.

The region gets almost no rain from May through... more »

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Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California, United States
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 10.2 miles
Duration: Full day
Long hike through old-growth redwoods to shimmering waterfalls is a Bay Area favorite.
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Bolinas, California, United States
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 7.7 miles
Duration: Half day
See Marin County's most scenic waterfalls. 7-mile moderate hike
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Gilroy, California, United States
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 8.8 miles
Duration: Half day
See the Bay Area bloom in a hidden corner of Henry Coe State Park. Strenuous 9-mile hike.
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Fremont, California, United States
Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 6 miles
Duration: Half day
See San Francisco Bay from high atop Mission Peak in Fremont, CA, USA. Strenuous 6-mile loop hike
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Clayton, California, United States
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 10 miles
Duration: Full day
Skip the summit crowds and see Mount Diablo's North Peak. Strenuous 10-mile hike.
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Point Reyes Station, California, United States
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 10.2 miles
Duration: Half day
Glorious views and grazing elk await at Point Reyes National Seashore. Moderate 10-mile hike.