Alcatraz Island is a 1.25 mile one way hike with 100 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 6 miles north-northeast of San Francisco California. July and August are the best months to enjoy this hike.
Alcatraz Island was first a strategic light house and military fort before becoming the infamous penitentiary it is known for today. National Parks Services (NPS) administers the site today.
Catch a ferry ride from the Embarcadero between Fisherman's Wharf and the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Reservation made in advance are strongly recommended.
Check out the NPS site for more info => http://www.nps.gov/alca/index.htm
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This hike is listed as One-Way.
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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.