|We periodically sift through opportunities to get outoors
and walk the beautiful Bay Area.
Browse below, choose one that interests you, and enjoy your walk!
We've provided links
or phone numbers for more information. If your organization
has an event that should be listed here, let us know about it!
San Francisco City Guides: All sorts
of walks, and a few hikes, led by a group of trained volunteers sponsored
by the San Francisco Public Library. The fare is history, architecture,
legends and lore. Something for both the history-obsessed native as
well as the casual visitor wanting to see San Francisco up-close and
personal. Walks are Free (donations accepted)
The San Francisco Museum and Historical
Society: This organization sponsors walks, lectures and more!
Precita Eyes Mural Walks:
The Mission Trail: cultural and historical walking tours
along the Mission St. and 24th St. corridors in the Mission District.
Tours highlight murals, but also include cultural organizations, historic
sites and other points of interest.
S.F. Parks Portal and events
East Bay Regional Parks: A comprehensive
site with links to dedicated for many East Bay Parks.
Tours: Join 90-minute guided walks through historic downtown
Oakland. See Chinatown, City Center, City Hall and its nearby business district.
Tours are scheduled Wednesdays and Saturdays - May through October - at
10 am. Reservations are encouraged.
Hiking Trails of Mount Diablo:
Browse thirty hikes, from easy, pleasant walks to demanding hikes, all
recommended by the Mount Diablo Interpretive Association.
Orinda Hiking Club
Contra Costa Hills Club
Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association sponsors occasional tours and lectures on Berkeley's rich architectural heritage (Julia Morgan, Bernard Maybeck etc.).
Clara County Parks: here's your online guide to 28 county parks
- from the Almaden Quicksilver Mine to Villa Montalvo. Santa Clara Parks
say "Go Outside and Play!"
Gilroy Historical District Walking
Tour: self-guided walks through the old downtown of Santa Clara County's
third incorporated city.
San Mateo County Parks and Recreation
Trails: choose from a dozen different trails, all described - with directions
- on this website.
Historical Society Walkabouts: From Marin to Montclair, Downtown Alameda
to Downtown Concord, CHS Guide Gary Holloway takes you on a march through
history, architecture and local lore.
Camino de Santiago
Academy of Sciences' Fall & Winter Course Catalog is online (click
on the course catalog icon with the sea otter). Look for plenty of returning
favorites, as well as an array of new offerings for all ages and interests.
Browse the catalog for Field Trips scheduled throught the Bay Area, botony,
birding and more. Even walks designed for families!
Bay Nature: This is the first magazine
to explore the natural world of the San Francisco Bay Area. Their website
has a list of links to sites for 50 different Bay Area Parks
- from Angel Island to Wildcat Canyon. Click the link to "Outdoor Classroom"
and you'll find a calendar of all kinds of outdoor events and adventures
(A "Hawk Hike," a "Lake Del Valle Canoe Outing" and a "Filoli Twilight Hike"
are just three examples) sponsored by various independent Bay Area outdoor
and nature organizations.
Sierra Club: The Hiking Section of the San Francisco Bay Chapter offers a wide variety of day hikes in Marin, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, and city hikes in San Francisco. Fifty to sixty hikes are scheduled each month on Saturdays, Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and on most holidays. Hikes do not require advance registration or signups.
American Pilgrims Northern California Chapter: A fantastic resource for Northern Californians planning to embark on the Camino de Santiago.
This Walks Page is updated
Stop back frequently for information on walks throughout the Bay
Last update: April 14, 2016