HIKE the East Bay


Best Day Hikes in the East Bay’s Parks, Preserves, and Special Places

“When John McKinney says, ‘Take a hike!’ you know it will be a good one.”
-Larry Mantle, host of AirTalk, KPCC

  • Easy-to-use guide to the best hikes in San Francisco’s East Bay. Complete with colorful stories, trusted trail accounts, clear maps and directions.
  • Hikes feature waterfalls, wildflowers, wildlife, breathtaking views and more.

When it comes to hiking, the East Bay leads the way. Begin with a great variety of greenery and scenery. Add a world-class park system, fine trails, and a rich diversity of hikers. This new guides features all the best hikes in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Explore Tilden Park, Mission Peak, and mighty Mount Diablo. Head for the Oakland-Berkeley Hills, “Little Yosemite,” and the “Volcano by the Bay.” Choose an easy nature walk, moderate hike, or all-day adventure. Every trail tells a story. Hike on!

Companion guides include Hike San Francisco, Hike Point Reyes, Hike the South Bay