What's New

04/21/14     Los Vaqueros hike (from 2003)

04/15/14     Crockett Hills hike

04/10/14     Devil's Slide hike

03/25/14     Stanford Dish hike

11/18/13     Nimitz Way hike

11/04/13     Slacker Hill hike

07/30/13     Point Reyes Lighthouse hike

07/02/13     Rodeo Beach South hike

06/04/13     Pillar Point Bluff featured hike

09/20/12     Batteries to Bluffs Trail featured hike

09/13/12     Stow Lake/Strawberry Hill featured hike

10/24/11     Mount Sutro featured hike

10/11/11     Lands End featured hike

04/28/11     Heron's Head featured walk

07/14/08     Henry W. Coe State Park featured hike (from 2003)

06/30/07     Skyline Wilderness Park featured hike (from 2003)

05/26/07     Annadel State Park featured hike (from 2003)

05/25/07     Big Basin Redwoods State Park Waterfall Loop featured hike (from 2003)

04/16/07     Sugarloaf Ridge State Park featured hike (from 2003)

03/22/07     The 2nd edition of "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Francisco" is now available! Read more here.

01/23/07     Robert Louis Stevenson State Park featured hike (from 2003)

01/22/07     Angel Island State Park featured hike (another from 2003)

12/19/06     Mitchell Canyon-Eagle Peak featured hike (from 2003; trying to catch up!).

12/10/06     Woods Trail featured hike.

04/18/05     Kehoe beach featured hike. I'm experimenting with a new page format here. Let me know what you think! (email)

04/06/05     Wilbur's Watch featured hike.

03/28/05     Stile Ranch Trail featured hike.

03/21/05     Larry Lane Trail featured hike.

03/08/05     Photos from a recent trip to Death Valley

02/13/05     Updated hike at Mount Diablo's Donner Falls

02/03/05     New updated hike from Palomarin to Alamere Falls.

12/14/04     Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access featured hike.

08/25/04     I've finished work on a new project, the revision of two Menasha Ridge titles: the Best in Tent Camping, Northern California, and the Best in Tent Camping, Southern California. The books are now available. Since I don't have a contract for another book project at this time, I've been sprucing up Bay Area Hiker. In the coming months, you can expect new hikes and updates.

04/13/04     Austin Creek State Recreation Area featured hike.

03/03/04     Cascade Canyon Open Space Preserve featured hike.

09/07/03     Bodega Head featured hike.

08/27/03     Sonoma Coast State Beach featured hike.

03/31/03     Not much new lately? Here's why (updated 08/21/03).

12/07/02     Terra Linda/Sleepy Hollow Divide (north) featured hike.

12/03/02     Cataract Falls featured hike.

11/20/02     Hiddenbrooke Trail featured hike.

11/14/02     Updated hike, new photos of Round Valley Regional Preserve

11/02/02     Ignacio Valley Open Space Preserve featured hike.

10/28/02     Mori Point featured hike.

10/28/02     Quarry Park featured hike.

10/23/02     Pillar Point featured hike.

10/09/02     Jack London State Historic Park featured hike.

10/02/02     Ragle Ranch Regional Park featured hike.

09/25/02     Rush Ranch Open Space Preserve featured hike.

09/13/02     Mount Madonna County Park featured hike.

09/11/02     Napa River Ecological Reserve featured hike.

09/10/02     Westwood Hills Park featured hike.

09/07/02     Año Nuevo State Reserve featured hike.

09/04/02     Crown Memorial State Beach featured hike.

08/27/02     Black Mountain Trail, Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve, featured hike.

08/24/02     Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline featured hike

08/20/02     Tomales Point, Point Reyes, featured hike.

08/14/02     Tubbs Island, San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge featured hike.

08/07/02     Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline featured hike (walk really).

08/05/02     Sycamore Grove Park featured hike.

07/30/02     Cowell Ranch Beach featured hike.

07/30/02     Pescadero Marsh featured hike.

07/26/02     Leona Canyon Regional Open Space Preserve featured hike.

07/26/02     Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline featured hike.

07/22/02     Camino Alto Open Space Preserve featured hike.

07/19/02     Stafford Lake County Park featured hike..

07/17/02     Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area featured hike

07/02/02     Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge featured hike.

07/01/02     Bolinas Lagoon Preserve, Audubon Canyon Ranch, featured hike.

06/27/02     Loch Lomond featured hike.

06/22/02     Tomales Bay State Park featured hike.

06/19/02     Villa Montalvo County Park featured hike.

06/17/02     El Corte de Madera Creek Open Space Preserve featured hike.

06/14/02     Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park featured hike.

06/11/02     Five Brooks Trailhead, Point Reyes, featured hike.

06/05/02     Updated hike, new photos from Sunol Regional Wilderness

06/05/02     Updated hike, new photos from Portola Redwoods State Park

05/31/02     Wilder Ranch State Park featured hike

05/22/02     Updated hike, new photos from Upper Stevens Creek County Park

05/22/02     San Pedro Mountain featured hike.

05/19/02     Skywalker Easement featured hike.

05/18/02     Updated hike and new photos from Tilden Park

05/15/02     Updated hike and new photos from Sky Oaks Trailhead, Mount Tamalpais

05/14/02     McLaren Park featured hike.

05/10/02     Baylands Preserve featured hike.

05/08/02     Updated hike and new photos from Rock Spring, Mount Tamalpais

05/03/02     Updated hike and new photos from Rockville Hills Community Park

04/30/02     Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area featured hike.

04/30/02     New photos, updated hike from Chimney Rock, Point Reyes. WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM.

04/15/02     New photos, updated hike from Monte Bello Open Space Preserve

04/05/02     Mount Wanda featured hike

04/01/02     New photos, updated hike from Almaden Quicksilver County Park.

03/27/02     Matt Davis/Steep Ravine/Dipsea Mount Tam featured hike.

03/25/02     New photos, updated hike from Fort Funston

03/24/02     Grizzly Island Wildlife Area featured hike.

03/22/02     I've changed the main North Bay and East Bay pages. Solano County hikes now will be considered East Bay destinations (fits better on the maps that way).

03/20/02     Berry Creek Falls, Big Basin State Park featured hike.

03/18/02     Alston Park featured hike.

03/13/02     Foothill Regional Park featured hike. WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM.

03/12/02     Crane Creek Regional Park featured hike.

03/01/02     Helen Putnam Regional Park featured hike.

02/18/02     Deer Park Trailhead (Mount Tam) featured hike.

02/12/02     New photos, updated hike from Muir Woods/Mount Tam

02/09/02     King Mountain Open Space Preserve featured hike.

02/07/02     New photos, updated hike from El Sereno Open Space Preserve

02/01/02     New photos, updated hike from Indian Tree Open Space Preserve

01/30/02     New photos, updated hike from Lucas Valley Open Space Preserve

01/26/02     Alto Bowl Open Space Preserve featured hike

01/22/02     Inspiration Point, the Presidio, featured hike.

01/17/02     Santa Margarita Open Space Preserve featured hike

01/17/02     Santa Venetia Marsh Open Space Preserve featured hike.

01/14/02     Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve featured hike.

01/10/02     Hidden Villa featured hike

01/08/02     Baltimore Canyon Open Space Preserve featured hike.

01/06/02     Updated hike, new photos from Loma Alta Open Space Preserve

12/26/01     Updated hike, new photos from Carson Falls/Pine Mountain.

12/17/01     Blithedale Summit/Mount Tam featured hike

12/13/01     Tiburon Uplands Nature Preserve featured hike

12/11/01     New photos, updated hike of Stevens Creek County Park

12/07/01     New photos, updated hike of Coal Creek Open Space Preserve

12/04/01     New photos, updated hike of Sibley Regional Volcanic Preserve

11/30/01     Los Alamitos Creek Trail featured hike

11/28/01     Lime Ridge Open Space featured hike.

11/27/01     Contra Costa Canal Trail featured hike.

11/17/01     Año Nuevo State Reserve (Cascade Ranch) featured hike

11/14/01     Barbier Park/China Camp State Park featured hike.

11/12/01     Marshall Beach (Point Reyes) featured hike.

11/08/01     Joaquin Miller Park featured hike.

10/08/01     New photos and updated featured hike of Olompali State Park

10/03/01     New photos and updated featured hike of Indian Valley Open Space Preserve

09/27/01     Mount Tamalpais East Peak Trailhead featured hike.

09/25/01     Shiloh Ranch Regional Park featured hike

09/19/01     Big Canyon and Eaton Parks featured hike.

09/17/01     Fall Creek Unit, Henry Cowell State Park featured hike.

09/10/01     A new section "Seasonal Picks" has been added to the Favorites page.

08/29/01     New photos and updated descriptions of Mount Tamalpais/Pantoll and Point Reyes/Estero

08/13/01     Shoreline at Mountain View featured hike

08/05/01     Lafayette Reservoir featured hike.

07/29/01     Terra Linda/Sleepy Hollow Divide Open Space Preserve featured hike.

07/23/01     Bair Island featured hike.

07/21/01     Discussion board open!

07/19/01     Pacheco Valle Open Space Preserve featured hike.

07/17/01     Sanborn-Skyline County Park featured hike.

07/10/01     Las Gallinas Wildlife Ponds featured hike.

07/03/01     Point Reyes Bear Valley Trailhead featured hike

06/28/01     Sam McDonald County Park featured hike

06/25/01     Coal Mine Ridge featured hike.

06/21/01     Hayward Regional Shoreline featured hike.

06/19/01     Fort Funston featured hike.

06/12/01     Little Mountain and Verissimo Hills Open Space Preserves featured hike.

06/08/01     Check out a new section, San Francisco Hikes.

06/07/01     Maurice Thorner Memorial Open Space Preserve featured hike.

06/06/01     New photos added to Roy's Redwoods Open Space Preserve featured hike

05/29/01     New photos added to Mountain Home Trailhead featured hike.

05/25/01     Point Isabel Regional Shoreline featured hike

05/16/01     Tiburon mariposa lily!

05/16/01     New photos added to Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve.

05/14/01     Mount Diablo Curry Point Trailhead featured hike

05/10/01     New photos added to Deer Island and Rush Creek pages

05/07/01     Mount Tamalpais Bon Tempe Trailhead featured hike

05/05/01     Changes to the site are underway.
• You may now notice a copyright credit on all small and large photos. Just a reminder to those who do not seem to understand that images are protected by law, and that lifting them from Bay Area Hiker for their own websites is copyright infringement, and in fact, stealing. Sorry if it detracts from the photos.
• The North Bay Hikes page was becoming unwieldy with so many numbers on the Marin part of the map. I've created sub-maps of Mount Tamalpais State Park, Marin Headlands, and Marin Municipal Water District. If you don't want to navigate to another page from the North Bay Hikes page, you can still link to the individual hike pages from the left frame. Also, some files have been moved around, so if you encounter a page with broken links/images, try reloading the page. Some search engines cache pages, leading to out-to-date information.
• You are now able to link to Amazon and buy recommended books. I hope no one finds this too obnoxious. Yes, I support independent bookstores, but if you order books at Amazon through Bay Area Hiker, I'll get a percentage of the sale. Many of you have expressed relief that Bay Area Hiker has no banner ads. Amazon's affiliate program is one way for Bay Area Hiker to avoid banner ads, and somewhat defray the cost of the site.

05/01/01     New photos added to Russian Ridge hike. WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM

05/01/01     It's snake season in the bay area. Keep that in mind if you wander off trail into tall grass. Snakes are more active in warm weather, and may be spotted sunning themselves out in the open. If you encounter a rattlesnake, don't make any sudden moves. They usually only strike in self defense when threatened. Back away slowly and allow the snake to move when its ready. I've seen lots of baby gopher snakes in the last week, but a couple of bay area hikers have reported big rattlesnakes active on and along the trails.

04/30/01     Point Reyes National Seashore Muddy Hollow Trailhead featured hike.

04/26/01     New photos from Tennessee Valley/Marin Headlands, and Diablo Foothills Regional Park

04/17/01     La Honda Open Space Preserve featured hike

04/13/01     Bishop Ranch Regional Preserve featured hike

04/10/01     New photos added to Mount Burdell Open Space Preserve featured hike. WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM

04/04/01     New photos added to Santa Teresa County Park featured hike. WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM

04/03/01     Morgan Territory Regional Preserve featured hike. WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM.

03/30/01     New photos added to Arastradero Preserve featured hike. WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM

03/28/01     Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve featured hike WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM.

03/26/01     San Pedro Valley Park Hazelnut Trail featured hike.

03/22/01     Junipero Serra County Park featured hike

03/20/01     Windy Hill Open Space Preserve Hamms Gulch/Spring Ridge Loop featured hike

03/18/01     Mission Peak featured hike.

03/14/01     Henry W. Coe State Park featured hike

03/06/01     Old St. Hilary's Open Space Preserve featured hike

02/26/01     Mount Diablo Donner Canyon and Falls featured hike.

02/20/01     Milagra Ridge featured hike.

02/14/01     Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline featured hikes.

02/12/01     SNOW! Photos from open space preserves in San Mateo County

02/09/01     Barnabe Mountain/Samuel P. Taylor State Park featured hike.

02/05/01     Updated hike and new photos of Castle Rock State Park

01/29/01     Carson Falls/Pine Mountain featured hike.

01/16/01     Sobrante Ridge Regional Preserve featured hike.

01/05/01     El Sereno Open Space Preserve featured hike

12/27/00     Sawyer Camp Trail featured hike.

12/12/00     Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve featured hike.

11/29/00     Lucas Valley Open Space Preserve featured hike

11/20/00     Three new hikes added to San Bruno State and County Park page.

11/13/00     Purisima Creek, Bald Knob Trail featured hike.

10/18/00     Point Reyes National Seashore, Sky Trailhead featured hike.

10/17/00     Mount Diablo State Park featured hike.

10/15/00     San Pedro Valley Park, Valley View Loop featured hike.

10/13/00     Tarantula sighting! Mount Diablo State Park

10/07/00     St. Joseph's Hill Open Space Preserve featured hike.

10/03/00     All-access Pond Loop Trail, Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve, featured hike.

09/17/00     All-access Redwood Trail, Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve, featured hike.

09/13/00     Grant County Park featured hike

09/09/00     Phleger Estate featured hike

09/08/00     All-access Chickadee Trail, Huddart County Park, featured hike

08/31/00     Memorial County Park featured hike

08/24/00     Tilden Regional Park featured hike 

08/20/00     McNee Ranch State Park featured hike

08/14/00     Portola Redwoods State Park featured hike.

08/09/00     Big Basin State Park featured hike

08/01/00     Butano State Park featured hike.

07/25/00     Indian Tree Open Space Preserve featured hike

07/18/00     Las Vaqueros Watershed featured hike

07/13/00     Olomapli State Historic Park featured hike

07/11/00     Santa Teresa County Park featured hike

07/08/00     Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve featured hike

07/06/00     Point Pinole Regional Shoreline featured hike

06/29/00     Thornewood Open Space Preserve featured hike

06/27/00     Picchetti Ranch Area featured hike

06/15/00     Los Trancos Open Space Preserve featured hike

06/09/00     Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve featured hike

05/25/00     Muir Beach Trailhead featured hike

05/22/00     Long Ridge Open Space Preserve featured hike

05/12/00     Wildcat Canyon Regional Park featured hike

05/04/00     Huddart County Park featured hike

04/28/00     Bothe-Napa Valley State Park featured hike.

04/25/00     Sunol Regional Wilderness featured hike. WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM.

04/21/00     Abbotts Lagoon Traihead/Point Reyes National Seashore featured hike. WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM.

04/21/00     Chimney Rock Trailhead/Point Reyes National Seashore featured hike. WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM.

04/14/00     San Bruno Mountain State and County Park featured hike. WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM.

04/11/00     Gary Giacomini Open Space Preserve featured hike. WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM.

04/07/00     Bear Creek Staging Area/Briones Regional Park featured hike. WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM

04/04/00     Bort Meadow/Anthony Chabot Regional Park featured hike. WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM

04/02/00     Mount Tamalpais/Sky Oaks featured hike. WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM.

04/02/00     Wild turkey photo from Mount Tam

03/30/00     Edgewood Park and Preserve:  WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM

03/29/00     Sweeney Ridge featured hike. WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM

03/24/00     Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park featured hike WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM

03/23/00     Lots of new wildflower photos added

03/21/00     Calero County Park featured hike WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM

03/17/00     Las Trampas Wilderness Area featured hike

03/16/00     Currant photo from Las Trampas Wilderness Area

03/14/00     Coyote Hills Regional Park featured hike

03/14/00     Gray fox photo from Coyote Hills Regional Park

03/11/00     Mount Tamalpais/Rock Spring Trailhead featured hike

03/03/00     Photos added to Rush Creek Open Space Preseve featured hike.

03/01/00     Photos added to Coal Creek Open Space Preserve featured hike

02/29/00     China Camp State Park featured hike

02/29/00     Oak mistletoe photo from Del Valle Regional Park

02/28/00     Del Valle Regional Park featured hike

02/28/00     Flowering madrone photo from China Camp State Park

02/22/00     Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve featured hike

02/21/00     Newt photo from Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve

02/09/00     Estero Trailhead/Point Reyes National Seashore featured hike

02/09/00     Rabbit photo from Point Reyes National Seashore

02/04/00     Redwood Regional Park featured hike

02/04/00     Thousands of ladybugs photo from Redwood Regional Park

02/02/00     Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve featured hike

01/31/00     Uvas Canyon County Park featured hike

01/27/00    Mount Tamalpais/Phoenix Lake Trailhead featured hike

01/26/00    Photos added to Marin Headlands/Gerbode Valley Trailhead featured hike

01/21/00    Rockville Hills Community Park featured hike

01/20/00    El Corte de Madera Open Space Preserve featured hike

01/18/00    Diablo Foothills Regional Park featured hike

12/21/99    Mount Tamalpais State Park/Muir Woods Road Trailhead featured hike

12/20/99    Bobcat photos from Mount Tam

12/15/99    Deer Island Open Space Preserve featured hike

12/15/99    Fig tree photo from Deer Island Open Space Preserve

12/14/99    Monte Bello Open Space Preserve featured hike

12/14/99    Rabbit photo from Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve

12/13/99    Castle Rock State Park featured hike

12/06/99    Edgewood County Park and Preserve featured hike

12/06/99    Scrub jay photo from Edgewood County Park and Preserve

12/03/99    Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve/Duveneck Windmill Trailhead featured hike

12/01/99    Mount Burdell Open Space Preserve featured hike

11/29/99    San Pedro Valley Park featured hike

11/22/99    Almaden Quicksilver County Park featured hike

11/22/99    Manzanita berries photo from Almaden Quicksilver County Park

11/22/99    Old crashed cars photo from Almaden Quicksilver County Park

11/15/99    Fremont Older Open Space Preserve featured hike

11/15/99    California-Bay photo from Fremont Older Open Space Preserve

11/11/99    Marin Headlands/Tennessee Valley Trailhead featured hike

11/08/99    Briones Regional Park/Lafayette Ridge Trailhead featured hike

11/03/99    Samuel P. Taylor State Park/Devil's Gulch Trailhead featured hike

11/03/99    Pear tree photo from Samuel P. Taylor State Park

11/03/99    Skink photo from Samuel P. Taylor State Park

11/01/99    Stevens Creek County Park featured hike

11/01/99    Toyon photo from Stevens Creek County Park

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