Mt. Livermore Summit - North Ridge Trail
ElevationAscent: 784' 239 m
Descent: -783' -239 m
High: 776' 237 m
Low: 12' 4 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 31% (17°)
Current trail conditions
Popular runs nearby
Romancing the Island 10K
6.8 mi 11.0 km • Point to Point • 727 ft Ascent 221.61 m Ascent
Singletrack Tiburon, CA( 2 )
Marin Ultra Challenge 50 Mile by Inside Trail Racing
51.0 mi 82.0 km • Loop • 9,172 ft Ascent 2795.7 m Ascent
Singletrack Sausalito, CA( 3 )
Rodeo Lagoon Loop
3.4 mi 5.4 km • Loop • 137 ft Ascent 41.68 m Ascent
Singletrack Marin City, CA( 6 )
Muir Beach Loop
5.8 mi 9.4 km • Loop • 1,164 ft Ascent 354.88 m Ascent
Singletrack Tamalpais Valley, CA( 25 )
Richmond Marina Bay Trail
8.1 mi 13.0 km • Loop • 23 ft Ascent 7.07 m Ascent
Singletrack El Cerrito, CA( 1 )
Navigate on-trail with our free app
Run this trail?
Add details to help others plan their adventure.
“Get rewarded with the 360-degree views of the entire SF Bay from the summit of Mt. Livermore on Angel Island!”— Michael Beetham
To get to the trailhead, turn left as you exit the ferry and find the North Ridge Trail trailhead at the end of the plaza. It is clearly marked. From here, you start immediately uphill through a Coast Live Oak forest. In about .1 mile, you'll reach the junction with a paved road. Turn right, and immediately across the road you'll see the North Ridge Trail continue uphill to the left. Views will start to open up of Marin as you continue up this trail.
After about another mile, you'll reach the junction with a fire road. Hang a very sharp left. Almost immediately, you reach another junction. Follow the singletrack trail on the right that is marked "Mt. Livermore." Continue through more Live Oak Forest along a couple of switchbacks. As you climb, the forest thins out to grassland, and you get 180-dgree views of the East Bay.
You'll reach another trail junction at about mile 1.9. Hang a sharp right, following the sign for "Mt. Livermore." From here, follow a few more switchbacks to the summit. There is a picnic table there with unobstructed views in every direction. The summit is very exposed, with little protection from the elements, but extraordinary views as long as it's not foggy! Return to Ayala Cove the way you came up.
Land Manager: California State Parks - Angel Island State Park