San Francisco, CA

Angel Island

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Take the ferry from San Francisco or Tiburon to enjoy a gorgeous, traffic-free run with views and hills. Angel Island is in the middle of the Bay. There are great views of the Bay, GG bridge, and the city. This is a state park that has had many roles in the past, including as a fort and an immigration processing center. There’s a paved, 5-mile loop around the island, or a longer run that include the hill to the top. There are lots of other trails for variety. The interior of the island is more wooded.

Perimeter Road. Google Street View.

The ferry runs regularly from Pier 41 and takes 1/2 hour. Can also access from Tiburon. Frequency varies by season.

Park Information & Map
Essentials
  • Perimeter loop: 4.5 miles; Perimeter + Summit: 7 miles
  • Perimeter: 700 feet; Summit & Perimeter: 1300 ft.
  • Ferry terminal
  • Accessble by ferry only. See schedule