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A staircase climb; after all this is Sausalito! Don't miss a sunrise or the views atop this trail.


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Map Key

0.4

Miles

0.6

KM

Point to Point

888' 271 m

High

548' 167 m

Low

342' 104 m

Up

3' 1 m

Down

18%

Avg Grade (10°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Views · Wildflowers

Family Friendly Provides a short access to the Alta Ave. Trail, putting one on the ridgeline right away. Toddlers would have difficulty because of the stairs but 4-5 year olds and up would enjoy.

Description

Goal of this trail: Help the universe stir up the sunrise.

Highway 101 lies just below this trail. Count the stairs and when you reach 101, for a moment, you think there are no more to count. Then you'll look ahead 100 yards and see another set. There are 224 steps or so to the top.

If it is wet, the stairs will be slippery, take your time and enjoy the views in the canyon as you make your way up the hill side, and look out over the bay as you follow numerous switchbacks.

Head up to the bench just to the right of the trail at the top. From here, slow down and breathe easier as you take in the sunrise.

This trail demands your concentration going up or down. For such a short trail, it offers a lot of different views, and is an easy way to access the Alta Ave. Trail and Wolfback Ridge.

Contacts

Shared By:

Phil DiGirolamo with improvements by Tilman Giese

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  4.5 from 4 votes

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Trail Rankings

#690

in California

#8,063

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Angel Island
Dec 30, 2022 near Sausalito, CA
Angel Island from Morning Sun Trail
Dec 30, 2022 near Sausalito, CA
Slippery when wet. Stop to view the flowers. Steep stairs. Wild Iris here and there.
Feb 20, 2016 near Sausalito, CA
Vegetation as thick and varied as any other nearby canyon.
Feb 20, 2016 near Sausalito, CA
Angel Island and Tiburon in the rain.
Feb 20, 2016 near Sausalito, CA
Sit and relax to watch the sunrise, just off the right at the top.
Feb 20, 2016 near Sausalito, CA

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Aug 14, 2022
Tilman Giese
Aug 3, 2020
Mitesh Gala
From here over to sca trail 1.6mi — 14h 45m
Nov 17, 2019
Jen Manning
Dec 28, 2018
Julie Eckstein
May 13, 2017
Jaclyn Rose
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