Perimeter Loop, Angel Island CA

• 4-star hike
• 4.8 mile loop
• Medium difficulty | Gain 584 feet
• Angel Island, CA | San Francisco Bay Area
• Driving Directions: SF Ferry, Tiburon Ferry

Ayala Cove towards Tiburon, with a distant Mount Tamalpais.

Whether you're in search of tranquility, great views or a little history lesson - Angel Island is the perfect choice. Situated in the middle of the San Francisco Bay and surrounded by water on all sides, the short ferry journey to the island transports you away from, the hustle of the city and into a different world.

This five mile walking tour around the island's circumference takes in most of the major sights and curiosities, including military batteries and barracks, the immigration station known as the Ellis Island of the west" and picture perfect views all around the bay.

Perimeter Loop, Point Stuart

Perimeter Loop 4★
4.8 mi, Loop, Medium, Gain 584 ft
Trailspotting Map at AllTrails

The island is accessible from Pier 39/41 at the heart of Fisherman's Wharf, or from a separate ferry service operating from Tiburon. Be sure to plan ahead as services to the island are limited and you'll want to make sure you'll have enough time to experience the best of the island before jumping on the last ferry home.

Abandoned buildings and equipment are all around

Awesome views from every part of Angel Island.

Quarry Beach only gets morning sun, but great day-long city views.

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