San Francisco: Sunset Trail

The 4-mile climb to Mt. Livermore is the most ambitious hike on Angel Island, the historic immigration station in the center of San Francisco Bay.
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The 4-mile climb to Mt. Livermore is the most ambitious hike on Angel Island, the historic immigration station in the center of San Francisco Bay.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 7.0

Waypoints

STA001

Location: 37.867790222168, -122.434371948242

Exit ferry to R, past restaurant; go L on paved path

STA002

Location: 37.8655853271484, -122.434898376465

L @ 4-way toward Sunset Trail

STA003

Location: 37.864860534668, -122.432678222656

Straight @ 4-way on Panoramic Dr.; begin Sunset Trail

STA004

Location: 37.8658294677734, -122.438636779785

Photo-op: Golden Gate, Sausalito, and Mt. Tam

STA005

Location: 37.8634605407715, -122.43724822998

R @ 3-way

STA006

Location: 37.8634605407715, -122.437690734863

Bear L after bench; lookout is exposed and hot

STA007

Location: 37.8613357543945, -122.434440612793

L @ 4-way; begin short, steep climb to summit

STA008

Location: 37.8615264892578, -122.430953979492

Enjoy 360-degree view of Bay Area from top (788 ft.); continue straight past picnic benches

STA009

Location: 37.862434387207, -122.428146362305

Hard L @ 3-way

STA010

Location: 37.8676795959473, -122.42993927002

L @ 3-way to Ayala Cove Dock Area

STA011

Location: 37.869083404541, -122.433242797852

R @ 4-way past dumpsters; descend stairs to trailhead