High ridges, touring John Muir’s home

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Looking south toward the Sunol Valley and Mission Peak from

The East Bay has a variety of views unique to its location near the San Francisco Bay and the Oakland hills. Check out some options.

Bay Area Ridge Trail: Views to ‘stir your soul’

El Corte de Madera Open Space Preserve: Full of treats

Joseph D Grant County Park – Valley: Flat broad valley, views up Mt. Hamilton

Joseph D Grant County Park – Ridge: Spectacular walk along high ridge. Great views. Any distance.

Martinez- John Muir’s House: Muir’s ranch and Full Moon Hike up Mt. Wanda

Martin Griffin Preserve: A great place for bird watching

Mission Peak: Steep climb, great views at summit

Mt. Diablo State Park: Great views and late season wildflowers

Open spaces: So many options

Pleasanton Ridge: A lackluster walk above Highway 680

Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve: Steep climb to great view – 4+ mile loop

Skyline-to-Sea Trail: A classic Bay Area backpack trip

Sunol Regional Wilderness: Flat, 3-mile walk to deep canyon

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