San Francisco April 03, 2017
These 5 Trails Around San Francisco Will Lead You To Extraordinary Abandoned Places
The San Francisco Bay area is a haven for nature lovers. If you want to explore and discover some different hikes then check out these 5 trails. These trails include abandoned ships, hospitals, military sites, and more! Let’s learn more about these 5 trails that will lead you to extraordinary abandoned places.
1. Sweeney Ridge Trail - 3660 Sneath Lane, San Bruno, 94044
The Sweeney Ridge Trail offers some killer views. This is a a beautiful and challenging hike. You'll see abandoned buildings from the 1950s Nike missile base, as well as the place where Portola reached San Francisco bay from Europe in 1769.
2. Lands End Loop Trail - 490 Sea Cliff Avenue, San Francisco, 94121
Start the Lands End Loop Trail at China Beach and either end or go through Sutro Baths. These ruins of a bath are some of the most classic and iconic pieces of San Francisco history. Built in 1896, it was located near the Cliff House, Seal Rock, and Sutro Heights Park. The facility burned down in June 1966 and is now in ruins.
3. Albany Bulb Trail - 1 Buchanan Street, Albany, 94706
This is an interesting yet challenging hike for different reasons. The Albany Bulb also simply known as The Bulb, is a former landfill largely owned by the City of Albany. The hike length is not too far at 1.3 total miles. Be careful because this hike does attract danger.
4. Angel Island State Park - Angel Island State Park, Tiburon, CA 94920
There are a number of trails on Angel Island like the Sunset Trail. There are multiple abandoned hospitals on Angel Island along with an immigration station, and a quarantine station. Angel Island even housed prisoners of World War II. Learn more about
Abandoned Hospital on Angel Island
5. Point Reyes - 12781 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness, 94937
This is not as much as a trail, but a short walk to an abandoned ship. The shipwreck behind the grocery store in Inverness is hard to miss and very eye catching. The Point Reyes Shipwreck sits a little ways near a convenience store on main Sir Francis Drake Blvd in Inverness.
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