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Fire Road Hike – Angel Island State Park

Fire Road Hike – Angel Island State Park

Fire Road Hike – Angel Island State Park

Location: Tiburon, CA
Difficulty: Easy
Features: Hiking trails,bird watching, no dogs, wildlife observation

The island is a California Historical Landmark and offers a number of interesting trails – North Ridge Trail, Sunset Loop Trail, Ida Trail, and Fire Road Hike. The Fire Road Trail starts at the Perimeter Road and takes hikers through oak woodland, open shrub, and chaparral.

About Angel Island. Angel Island nest in San Francisco Bay and offers an expansive view of the San Francisco skyline. It also provides stellar view of the Marin County Headlands and Mount Tamalpais, a majestic peak in Marin County and is often considered a symbol of Marin County. Angel Island, meanwhile, is included in the Angel Island State Park and is administered by the California State Park. It is a California Historical Landmark and is frequently visited by hikers for its many interesting trails such as the Mount Livermore Summit Trail, Ida Trail, Fire Road Hike, and Sunset Hiking Trail.

Visiting Angel Island. Angel Island can be accessed via ferry – from Tiburon, providing daily service but reduced during off seasons, and from San Francisco, servicing all year round except holidays. The San Francisco Blue and Gold Fleet ferry ride to Angel Island is found in Pier 41.

Top 3 Adventure Hacks

1) You need to take a ferry to get to Angel Island.

The North Ridge Trail Hike takes hikers to the summit of Mount Tamalpais but it is within Angel Island which is accessible via ferry. The trailhead of the North Ridge Hike is found just beyond the ferry dock at Ayala Cove.

2) It pays to be prepared.

At times, trails may intersect and it is often hard to know if you are still on the right track. It is best to do some research about the area. A state park can have as much as 60 miles of trails. Visit the locality’s website or information center for a detailed trail map.

3) Wear long pants for protection

Trails may go through dense forests. Long pants not only protect your legs from ticks or poison oak but also from mosquitoes. Thick pants also prevent animal bites from penetrating your skin.

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