Angel Island Walk/Hike - DATE CHANGE

PLEASE NOTE: This is a little more work than our average walk. More of a hike really, although it's all paved (a wide road around the perimeter of the island). There are two or three elevations that are somewhat challenging, but anyone who walks regularly and at a brisk pace shouldn't have a problem with it.

This meetup starts at 9:30am. That way we have a chance to find everyone before the long line to the ferry forms on the ferry landing. The Angel Island Ferry leaves exactly at 10:00. If you get there late, look for me on the upper deck of the ferry or a large group. If anyone is willing to organize carpools to Tiburon, please post a comment on the Meetup web site and let people know.

PARKING: Chase Bank (1535 Tiburon Boulevard) and Bank of America (1601 Tiburon Boulevard) has weekend parking for $5 CASH for all day. The public parking lot at the end of Tiburon Blvd was $16 the last time I used it.

MEETING PLACE: 21 Main Street, Tiburon, CA 94920. This is the ferry landing (a small dock) that you won't see from Main Street but you can see the sign. You walk between two buildings and you're there.

FERRY: Adults are $13.50 CASH ONLY roundrip from Tiburon to Angel Island via The Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry. You pay for tickets as you board the ferry. There is no admission fee on Angel Island. This ferry runs every hour. If you want to take a ferry from another location, send me an email the day before the hike and give me a heads up to look for you once we get to the island.

THE WALK: Dress for almost any weather as we never know what to expect, even in warm weather. This is everyone's favorite. A 5-mile walk on paved paths around the exterior of Angel Island with fantastic views of the bay. The walk itself takes a few hours.  Then there's the time it takes to ferry to and from the island and we sometimes have to wait for a ferry on the way back, so leave at least 3 hours open in your schedule from start to finish (not including lunch).

LUNCH AFTER THE WALK: I'd like to have lunch on the island after the walk. There's a great picnic area right where the boats dock. You can bring lunch or buy something at the little cafe (they have a nice selection and the prices weren't too bad). There may be lockers available for a small fee near the boat landing, but I wouldn't count on them.

THINGS TO BRING: Water, probably a hat, money for lunch or a snack, a camera or your phone camera, and a few layers of clothing (it could be hot on one side of the island and cold on the other).

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  • Maggie

    Great time as usual

    November 3, 2013

  • Maggie

    Thanks Mike! What a great day for a walk. Going to plan a return visit. I want to check out the museum.
    Great conversation after the walk.

    November 3, 2013

  • Steve K

    Nice Weather. Fun Group! Mike, thanx for organizing this.

    November 2, 2013

  • Laura D.

    Gorgeous day and great company

    November 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great Day!

    November 2, 2013

  • yongthehiker

    heavenly

    November 2, 2013

  • Elaine

    Beautiful day, great people and an enjoyable walk. What more can you ask for? THANKS MIKE for arranging.

    November 2, 2013

  • JudyH

    Very enjoyable

    November 2, 2013

  • Jerry B.

    anyone know?

    November 1, 2013

  • judy

    I will be picking up one passenger at the Rockridge Bart station at 8:00 am and have room for 2 more passengers. If interested, let me know -[masked]

    November 1, 2013

  • Jerry B.

    What time does it leave?

    October 31, 2013

    • Mike

      I have no idea about the other ferries

      November 1, 2013

  • Jerry B.

    going to take ferry from SF

    October 31, 2013

  • Maggie

    Looking forward to it!

    October 31, 2013

  • Jeff

    My two additional guests can't make it, so it will be only me- this opens up two spots if necessary.

    October 30, 2013

  • Mike

    Thanks for updating your RSVP's.

    October 30, 2013

    • Cheryl D.

      Cheryl D. is reconfirming RSVP for this Sat.

      October 30, 2013

  • Steve K

    Hi-
    I am willing to drive or donate for gas to whomever I ride with. I live in Martinez, 3 min from the I-680/Hwy 4 interchange. I wd like to leave by 815am. Anyone interested, call[masked]

    I'm looking forward to a great day!

    1 · October 6, 2013

    • Elaine

      Steve: I can meet you at 8:15AM in Martinez (by Starbucks in the Nob Hill shopping center, off Center St.) I have room for 7 in my van, if others want to join us.

      October 28, 2013

    • Steve K

      Hi Elaine- I've discussed driving another group but that's still undetermined. I'll know better by Wednesday 10/30. BTW, 2 other ppl have contacted me about leaving from Martinez. Sook and Linda Moffat. U can call[masked] to talk about this with me.

      October 28, 2013

  • yongthehiker

    I would love to have a ride. I will share the expenses.
    Thanks you, Sook Rogers

    October 27, 2013

  • Sumita S.

    Would love to have been at this one, but have a prior commitment.
    Enjoy the walk and lunch

    October 27, 2013

  • Linda

    If nothing unforeseen comes up... I plan to attend .. Sounds great!!

    October 27, 2013

  • Denise C

    Bringing one guest is tentative.

    October 27, 2013

  • Ernestine C.

    Can we reverse direction to start and spend a but 15 minutes or so in the immigration center which we got to at the end of the walk? I wil l be happy to carpool. I'm in San Leandro near 580. We could meet at my office building. Plenty of safe parking

    October 2, 2013

    • Xiaojie

      Ok. I got it. Thank you and see you on 26th.

      October 7, 2013

    • Xiaojie

      Hi Ernestine, I am wondering if you still plan to go this Angel Island meet up since Mike have changed it from Oct. 26 to Nov. 2. I still plan to go. If you still go, do you mind to have another person to carpool with us? My friend is interested in going with me and she lives in San Leandro too. She would like to share the cost too. Please let me know. Thank you!

      October 19, 2013

  • yongthehiker

    I wonder if I could join one's carpool. Will share expenses. I live in Montclair District in Oakland.

    October 7, 2013

    • yongthehiker

      Hi, John: Thank you for your offer. I have to work till late afternoon on Saturday, so I am not able to go. Yes, sad. However, I am very happy for this work.

      October 15, 2013

    • yongthehiker

      The date was changed! I would take your offer, and thank you. I will try to contact you this weekend. Sook

      October 15, 2013

  • JudyH

    So glad the date was changed! Couldn't make it on the 26th.

    October 15, 2013

  • yongthehiker

    I would love to join. Do you know what time we would complete our walk/hike? Thanks.

    October 2, 2013

    • Steve K

      Sook- I presume Ernestine Cohn will be driving thru Oakland. If u can't get a ride with her or someone else near Oakland, I will make arraingements to pick u up.

      October 7, 2013

    • Mike

      If you're taking the ferry in Tiburon with us, you should be back to Tiburon by 2:00 at the latest.

      October 14, 2013

  • Jeff

    Looking forward to it.

    October 13, 2013

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