Join us for beautiful vistas of the San Francisco Bay Area as we hike the five-mile loop trail around historic Angel Island. This is a moderate hike with just 400 feet of elevation gain and brings us to the former Immigration Station, the so-called “Ellis Island of the West,” and various Army installations that were active from the Civil War through the Cold War.
Dress for the weather (layers work well) and bring a bag lunch, water, hat, sunscreen, mask, and your phone/camera. Walking poles can be helpful, but not needed on this path since most of it is flat. If you are yet to experience the Camino, bring your questions so you can get advice from seasoned pilgrims. Led by Dick Duker, chapter steering committee member, and Laurie Ferris, chapter coordinator.
Limit of 20 people, RSVP required by email. After confirming your spot, purchase ferry ticket via the Angel Island – Tiburon Ferry Company web page at https://angelislandferry.com and select the 10 AM ferry. Due to COVID-19, they are limiting passengers and requiring advance reservations and payment ($15 for adults and $14 for seniors, round-trip; plus you must wear a mask while on the boat).
Meet us at the Tiburon Ferry landing at 09:45 AM as the ferry leaves at 10:00 AM sharp. There are multiple ferry departures from Angel Island back to Tiburon, but we expect to return on the 4:20 PM ferry.
Getting to Tiburon
If coming from the East Bay, cross the Richmond Bridge and take Hwy 101 south to the Tiburon Exit, then drive east to downtown Tiburon. The Tiburon Ferry is downtown about 5 miles from the Hwy 101 turnoff. You can pay $5 to park all day at the parking lot as you come into town, or for free at the Park-n-Ride on the west side of Tiburon Blvd about ½ mile before downtown.
If coming from San Francisco, cross the Golden Gate Bridge and continue north on Hwy 101 to the Tiburon exit and drive east on Tiburon Blvd to downtown Tiburon.