Glen Park Canyon

Updated on Friday, February 24, 2017


Glen Park Canyon is a short city hike - the trail gets increasingly dense as you walk into the canyon until you need to limbo your way under branches.

(1.51 miles, total elevation gain 909 feet, 47 minutes (average 1.92 mph), view in Google Earth)

Hike starts at: 37.737133, -122.442133.

Sunol Wilderness

Updated on Sunday, May 3, 2020


Really Hot!

(4.81 miles, total elevation gain 1,791 feet, 3 hours 30 minutes (average 1.37 mph), view in Google Earth)

Hike starts at: 37.510183, -121.8284.

Bon Tempe Lake

Updated on Sunday, May 3, 2020


(3.98 miles, total elevation gain 1,306 feet, 1 hour 40 minutes (average 2.39 mph), view in Google Earth)

Hike starts at: 37.958717, -122.6088.

Fallen Leaf Lake

Updated on Sunday, May 3, 2020

A quick outing to Fallen Leaf Lake (close to Lake Tahoe) while skiing over the New Year.

(3.97 miles, total elevation gain 738 feet, 1 hour 36 minutes (average 2.49 mph), view in Google Earth)

Hike starts at: 38.905, -120.022733.

Oakland Hills (Longer Walk)

Updated on Sunday, May 3, 2020








Longer walk in the Oakland Hills, up the East ridge and then back down the West ridge.

















(8.63 miles, total elevation gain 3,976 feet, 3 hours 1 minutes (average 2.86 mph), view in Google Earth)

Hike starts at: 37.806533, -122.148783.

Fort Funston

Updated on Sunday, May 3, 2020













Fort Funston was part of San Francisco's WWII era coastal defenses and is now a dog friendly part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
















Rudy pegs it down Sand Ladder Trail - the easiest way down to the beach but no so much fun on the way back up.















Battery Davis.



















(2.62 miles, total elevation gain 417 feet, 1 hour 25 minutes (average 1.84 mph), view in Google Earth)

Hike starts at: 37.714383, -122.502167.

Las Trampas Wilderness

Updated on Sunday, May 3, 2020












Las Trampas (the Traps - for elk apparently) is a steep climb up to a gorgeous ridge followed by a slow wind back to the staging area. We wimped out of adding a detour to Devil's Hole due to the heat and the advice of a fellow hiker.
















Rudy and Gill with Mt. Diablo in the background.















Rudy, forced to walk up the hill again just for a photo.

(4.86 miles, total elevation gain 2,920 feet, 2 hours 7 minutes (average 2.29 mph), view in Google Earth)

Hike starts at: 37.816233, -122.051267.

Golden Gate Park

Updated on Sunday, May 3, 2020

A quick walk around the Golden Gate park, past the Buffalo paddock and stadium.


I only had the camera phone, so this is a very blury picture.


And there are some turtles on this tree, really!


(3.32 miles, total elevation gain 915 feet, 1 hour 14 minutes (average 2.68 mph), view in Google Earth)

Hike starts at: 37.771517, -122.474917.

Oakland Hills

Updated on Sunday, May 3, 2020
Quick walk around the Oakland Hills, no photos this time.


(4.68 miles, total elevation gain 2,697 feet, 2 hours 3 minutes (average 2.28 mph), view in Google Earth)

Hike starts at: 37.830983, -122.18615.

Point Reyes - Drakes Estero

Updated on Sunday, May 3, 2020


A pleasant, undulating hike along Drakes Estero (see north district trails, PDF) to Sunset Beach and back.


Gill illustrates the length of Drakes Estero.


Rob slowly sinking into the mud on Sunset Beach.


I think this is a striped shore crab, saw a couple of these guarding the approach to the beach.

(7.71 miles, total elevation gain 1,594 feet, 2 hours 48 minutes (average 2.76 mph), view in Google Earth)

Hike starts at: 38.081683, -122.9142.