HIKE the South Bay


Best Day Hikes in the South Bay and Along the Peninsula

“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 the South Bay and along the Peninsula. Complete with colorful stories, trusted trail accounts, clear maps and directions.
  • Hikes feature waterfalls, wildflowers, breathtaking views, and more.

Discover natural treasures located close to Silicon Valley, but a world apart. This new guide features the best hikes around the South Bay from Alum Rock to Coyote Valley to Skyline Ridge. Meander delightful Peninsula pathways in Purisima Creek Redwoods, Russian Ridge, and Windy Hill preserves. Get grand vistas of the Bay with climbs to Monument Peak, Monte Bello, and Mount Umunhum. Choose an easy nature walk, moderate hike, or all-day adventure. Every trail tells a story. Hike on!

Companion guides include Hike the East Bay, Hike San Francisco, Hike Point Reyes.