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Justin McMinn
(akajut) - F

Locale: Central Oklahoma
Bay Area Trips on 04/13/2010 07:56:19 MDT Print View

Plan a excursion using only public transit and trails. No car neccessary.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Bay Area Trips on 04/13/2010 19:05:14 MDT Print View

Us Californians do not use public transportation...we drive..................

Justin Carter
(orangebananas) - F

Locale: San Francisco East Bay
Public transportation on 04/18/2010 18:50:32 MDT Print View

I've used that site before. It works pretty well.

I like to take public transportation to certain trail heads that have been known for car break-in's (Mission Peak). I don't want to leave my car overnight with the chance of it getting broken in. I could always arrange a shuttle but, that can be a hassle sometimes.

Jason Lande
(jtlande) - F
Transit & Trails on 05/31/2010 10:04:30 MDT Print View

This site is also worth checking out (full disclosure - a friend of mine helped put this together)

Transit & Trails

Justin Carter
(orangebananas) - F

Locale: San Francisco East Bay
FYI on 06/01/2010 18:40:11 MDT Print View

That's the same site.

I just planned an overnighter in the East Bay hills with that site. I'm either walking or taking BART and Buses to and from the trail heads. Should be interesting.

David Lutz

Locale: Bay Area
"Bay Area Trips" on 06/01/2010 19:24:50 MDT Print View

Justin -

I'd be interested to know more about that, if you don't mind sharing.....

Justin Carter
(orangebananas) - F

Locale: San Francisco East Bay
My trip on 06/07/2010 22:04:05 MDT Print View

As of right now, this is my plan.

I am going to take a combo of BART and buses from Hayward(home) to The Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland(trail head). I will then hike south along the Bay Area Ridge Trail through Redwood Park, camp at Lake Chabot and then continue on the Ridge Trail through Castro Valley, to the Five Canyons area.

The trail isn't complete from Five Canyons to Mission Peak so I am going to walk roads(Five Canyons Blvd, Fairview Ave. & Hayward Blvd.) to the edge of Garin Regional Park and then through to the Garin parking lot. From there, down Garin Ave. to Mission Blvd. to catch a bus back home.

Its 33 miles with a small detour to my friend's place near Fairview for a water resupply.

Edited by orangebananas on 06/07/2010 22:04:36 MDT.

Amy Lauterbach
(drongobird) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Bay Area Public Transit hiking on 06/07/2010 23:07:43 MDT Print View

Thanks for posting that link. I'm looking forward to trying it. We've taken a few public transit backpacking trips recently. Last year we took a 5 day backpack trip using public transit - San Francisco CalTrain to Santa Cruz bus depot on foot:

Two weeks ago we took a 5 day backpacking trip, also using public transit. San Francisco CalTrain station to Limantour Estero; back to Sausalito Ferry. I don't have that trip report posted to SmugMug yet.

Last year we did a 6 day Point Reyes circumambulation. We drove there, but it could be done using public transit as well. Now Jim is mapping a 14-16 day Bay Area walk that combines all three of these hikes. CalTrain to SF; ferry to Sausalito; walk to Inverness via the high route; circumambulation of Pt Reyes; back to GG bridge along the coastal route; and follow the coast south to Santa Cruz; bus to San Jose and CalTrain back to Palo Alto. It's probably 300 miles.

What a hell of a city we live in -- 300 miles of backpacking right here in our neighborhood. Amy

Edited by drongobird on 10/06/2010 16:10:17 MDT.

ryan branciforte
(ryanbranc) - F
Bay Area Transit & Trails on 06/08/2010 23:06:39 MDT Print View


Thanks for the great discussion about transit related adventures. I am the project manager on TNT and developed it with a colleague. This is great to see the discussion.

Would love any feedback you have as we are continually looking to improve the site. We are adding in new features all the time.

Fairly soon we'll have the ability for folks to upload new trips and trailheads to share with others. Please contact me if interested -

I've personally done all 20 trips on the site and find it an incredible way to get around and enjoy our wonderful open space. I've not owned a car in almost 4 years.

The site is a project of the Bay Area Open Space Council - where you can find a really nice map of the project -

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Keep in touch as the site will only get better!