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America’s State Parks First Day Hikes offers free guided hike on Angel Island

First Day Hikes with California State Parks

Hop on Angel Island Ferry for a FREE Guided Hike on Angel Island State Park 2020.

Get on board for America’s State Parks’ First Day Hikes Program

Captain Maggie McDonogh & Crew invite you to hop on Angel Island Ferry’s 10 a.m. ferry on Jan. 1, 2020 and “Take a Hike” with America’s State Parks FREE “Fist Day Hikes” Guided Hike Program once on the Island.

Angel Island Ferry - Angel Island

Explore the adventure waiting for you with a visit to Angel Island this season.

Kick start your healthy New Year’s resolutions with a fun outdoor adventure on Angel Island State Park

When the New Year rolls around, many people find themselves looking for ways to live a healthier lifestyle.  Resolutions such as loosing weight, exercising more…and eating healthy top the list of New Year’s resolutions.  Participating in America’s State Parks’ First Day Hikes Program is a fun and healthy way to kick off 2020 and your New Year’s health and fitness goals.

Click here for our current Angel Island – Tiburon Ferry Schedule.

The following event information  has been provided by event host, America’s State Parks:

Explore Angel Island on Jan. 1, 2018 with a guided hike around the Island's perimeter road.

Take in amazing views & learn about Angel Island on Jan. 1, 2018 with First Day Hikes.

State Park:  Angel Island State Park

Time of Event: 10:30 a.m.

Meeting Location: Ayala Cove Ferry Dock (This is where you disembark from Angel Island – Tiburon Ferry once at Angel Island State Park.)

Details on Angel Island State Park’s First Day Hike

Northridge Trail to Mt. Livermore, return Sunset Rail. Learn about the cultural and natural history of Angel Island, while hiking to the 788-foot summit of Mt. Livermore, including 140 trail stairs, switchbacks and moderate hills via the Northridge Trail.

There will be time for lunch at the summit with 360-degree views of the Bay Area. Hike will happen, rain or shine! In case of inclement weather or poor trail conditions, route may be altered. Enjoy great views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate, weather permitting.

This moderately difficult hike is 4.5 miles on hiking trails and dirt roads, including trail stairs (not stroller-friendly). Minimum age for children is age 6. Water, lunch, sturdy hiking shoes or boots and layered clothing. No pets please. Meet at the Ayala Cove ferry dock on the island at 10:30. Hike will last until about 2:45 p.m.For ferry schedules & ticket information visit www.angelislandferry.com (Tiburon).

Restrictions: No pets or strollers. Must reach island by ferry.

Things to bring: Bring water bottle, lunch, rain gear if needed – hike will happen rain or shine, dress in layers. Please bring all food, water and snacks needed.

Cancellation Information: 415-435-5390

Additional Information: Hike the path less traveled and learn about Angel Island State Park’s natural and cultural history. Military history dates from the Civil War though the Cold War.

The island is also home to the Angel Island Immigration Station called by some Ellis Island West. Great views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge weather permitting.

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