This 4.2-mile loop follows North Ridge Trail and Sunset Trail for a scenic tour of the Bay's largest island. From the ferry landing at Ayala Cove, pick up North Ridge Trail and climb a grassy ridge to 788-foot Mount Livermore. Take in sweeping views of Mount Diablo and Mount Tamalpais, then merge onto Sunset Trail for a switchback descent to the dock.
Info: Angel Island State Park
- Distance: 6.7
Location: 37.868396, -122.434586
From Ayala Cove, pick up North Ridge Trail to start the clockwise loop.
Location: 37.868514, -122.433666
Cross Perimeter Road and pick up the trail on the other side.
Location: 37.868504, -122.429414
Turn left on Fire Road.
Location: 37.86833, -122.429119
Turn right to reconnect with North Ridge Trail.
Location: 37.86244, -122.428132
Turn right and follow the side trail to the summit of Mount Livermore.
Location: 37.861534, -122.430955
Mount Livermore: This 788-foot summit reveals views of the San Francisco Bay Bridge and Mount Tamalpais. Backtrack to Waypoint 5 and turn right onto Sunset Trail.
Location: 37.861082, -122.428358
Turn right at T-junction.
Location: 37.862867, -122.436981
Descend a series of switchbacks.
Location: 37.864567, -122.432638
Cross Perimeter Road and follow the road that leads back to the Visitor Center and Ayala Cove.