Angel Island in the middle of San Francisco Bay is one of a few islands that accentuate the beauty of San Franciso. When you look at Angel Island State Park from the Golden Gate Bridge, you notice that it's the only island without any visable structures. Like Alcatraz, Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island, Angel Island is a destination you'll be glad you explored. After a ferry boat ride from San Francisco, Tiberon or Vallejo, enjoy miles of hiking trails with outstanding views of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge and Mount Tamalpais.
Be sure to take the easy hike to the top which is only 788 feet in elevation. You likely will only see a few others on the uncrowded island trail. This hike has some shady sections, but most of the trails are in the open, and exposed to wind. Angel Island is a great place to have a picnic, or just take in the fresh air and sights of the Bay Area. On the island, you may also see mule deer or an old Army Garrison. Angel Island is known as the Ellis Island of the West as it was here that thousands of Asian Immigrants were processed from 1910 to 1940.
The ferry from Tiberon departs 4 times - the last at 11:20 am. If you are going back to Tiberon, be sure to be at the dock several minutes before its return at 3:20 pm.