The Best Big Hikes in the Bay Area

Matt Savener
10 min readFeb 13, 2023

I love a good 4-mile weekend hike with the dog. But occasionally, I crave something more: to hike hard all day, to conquer something big, and to be so tired I can barely move afterward.

That’s the kind of day that proves what my body is still capable of and reminds me that I’m still alive.

These are my favorite hikes over 10 miles (all with considerable elevation change) in the Bay Area so far.

(All photos by me.)

1. Double Dipsea + Muir Woods