Revel in Solitude and Dramatic Views Minutes from San Francisco!
On a network of paths that ring San Francisco Bay, the Bay Area Ridge Trail is now a 375-mile route that spans nine counties. It provides easy access to hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding across oak-studded grasslands and through tranquil forests. Bay Area Ridge Trail is the fully updated official guide, endorsed by the Ridge Trail Council. Join author Elizabeth Byers—a founding board member of the council—and discover dramatic coastlines, former Mexican ranchos, old Native American footpaths, vistas that inspired Spanish explorers, and more.
Choose from 75 trail segments in parks and public lands like Marin County’s hilly Mt. Tamalpais State Park and view-packed Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve. Trips range from a 2.5-mile excursion over the Benicia-Martinez Bridge to a 12.5-mile traverse of Bolinas Ridge in the North Bay. Each trip includes summary information, like distance, accessibility, managing agency, regulations, and facilities, as well as an easy-to-read map. Comprehensive trail directions help to ensure that you always know where to go, while details on the region’s history and culture entertain you along the way.
Grab a copy of Bay Area Ridge Trail and start planning your next adventure. The perfect outing is closer than you think.