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Mt. Livermore Summit – North Ridge Trail Hike

Mt. Livermore Summit – North Ridge Trail Hike

Mt. Livermore Summit – North Ridge Trail Hike

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

Standing tall at 788 feet, Mount Caroline Livermore – also known as Mount Livermore – is nestled within Angel Island. Angel Island, in San Francisco Bay, offers the best views of the San Francisco skyline, the Marin County headlands, as well as Mount Tamalpais. The island is within the Angel Island State Park and is a California Historical Landmark.

The North Ridge Trail Hike, meanwhile, takes hikers to the summit of Mount Livermore. It is a 4.4 mile hike. However, hikers first need to take a ferry to Angel Island. The trailhead is found up the hill from the ferry dock at Ayala Cove. The trailhead is clearly marked and takes hikers uphill through Coast Live Oak forest and finally to the summit of Mount Livermore.

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) Enjoy a picnic at the summit of Mount Livermore.

There are picnic tables on top. Moreover, hikers may opt to purchase a to-go picnic prepared by the Angel Island Cafe staff.

3) Bring essential tools.

A Swiss knife, multi-purpose tool, flashlight, whistle, and compass are just some of the important tools to bring on a long hike.

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