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Hiking treasures in the Bay Area

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Hiking treasures in the Bay Area

Hiking Collection by komoot

Every season is hiking season in the bay area, with its mild climate year-round. And there’s always new spots to explore in the many protected nature areas around the city. To our local Pioneer Steven, finding whatever hidden treasures nature keeps ready for us has become a natural part of his time off. These are some of his all-time favorites in one collection.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Mount Diablo Summit

    Hiking Highlight

    Located in Mount Diablo State Park, with an elevation of 3,849 feet Mount Diablo is the highest peak in San Francisco's East Bay area. On a clear day you can look east to see over the city of San Francisco and on the Pacific Ocean. parks.ca.gov/?page_id=517

    Check out my Juniper Trail tour for more pictures of the area: komoot.de/tour/4081148

    Tip by
    Steven
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    San Leandro Reservoir

    Hiking Highlight

    Come here for a great hike and a perfect view from Big Burn Road onto San Leandro Reservoir.

    Tip by
    Steven
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    Edge of Las Trampas

    Hiking Highlight

    This spot is located right at the edge of Las Trampas Regional Wilderness.

    Tip by
    Steven
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    Shiba Spot

    Hiking Highlight

    Located in the Morgan Territory Regional Preserve. The 2nd time I was out here, the valleys filled with fog and placed me above the cloud line.

    More info: ebparks.org/parks/morgan

    Check out my Coyote Trail Loop tour for more pictures of the surrounding areas. komoot.de/tour/4185429

    Tip by
    Steven
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    "Rock 2" Radio Tower

    Hiking Highlight

    This place was once designated SF-25C, home to a Nike surface-to-air guided missile system during the Cold War. The peak is called "Rock 2" Elevation 2024. The body of water you can see in the westerly-facing photos is the San Francisco Bay. The body of land behind it is the peninsula. On a clear day you can see even further to see Sutro Tower, and even the Pacific Ocean. I love this place! This was one of my first trips out on the trails since moving to California. I think I got lucky!

    I should also mention that the radio tower and the scenic vistas are on land that belongs to EDMUD, the local water and sewage treatment facility. A permit is required to go up to the tower itself, but one can be easily acquired here: ebmud.com/recreation/trail-use-permits.

    More info:
    californiamilitaryhistory.org/SF25.html

    There was a million dollars worth of damages done to this tower by vandals in the summer of 2013:

    sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/07/30/vandalism-suspected-after-contra-costa-radio-tower-collapses

    Located in Las Trampas Regional Wilderness
    ebparks.org/parks/las_trampas

    Don't miss my other highlight right around the corner komoot.de/highlight/74193

    Tip by
    Steven
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    See Through Rock

    Hiking Highlight

    The rocks in that area are made of sandstone. During our winter rains, acidic rain water seeps into and sits in the rocks. The next summer, the dry heat pulls the moisture back out of the rock, leaving behind these holes.

    Located in Diablo Foothills Regional Park ebparks.org/parks/diablo_foothills

    Check out my Little Yosemite Trail tour for more pictures of the area.
    komoot.de/tour/4100005

    Tip by
    Steven
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    Devil's Slide Trail

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    Officially, this trail is called Joe's World - but I think you can see, why I named it Devil's Slide Trail here.

    Tip by
    Steven
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    Power Line Vista

    Hiking Highlight

    Technology and nature combined - an unusual sight right in the middle o Mount Diablo State Park.

    Tip by
    Steven
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    Pine Canyon

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    Located in Diablo Foothills Regional Park, the area is popular with rock climbers. ebparks.org/parks/diablo_foothillsCheck out my Little Yosemite Trail tour for more pictures of the area.
    komoot.de/tour/4100005

    Tip by
    Steven
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    China Wall

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    It was dark and foggy by the time I made it to this part of Mount Diablo State Park, but it is really something to see. I'll be back for better photos.

    Tip by
    Steven

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