5 Calf-Crushing Trail Runs in the San Francisco Bay Area

Trail running never hurt so good.

By: The Outbound Collective
July 21, 2016

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If you’ve ever explored San Francisco, one thing you might have noticed are all those brutally steep hills. When you’re just trying to get to a friend’s place or grab a bite, they sure are an unwanted pain in the calves. But if you’re looking to get a workout in, the hills all over the Bay Area are your best friend. Check out these 5 trail runs and get ready to get outside and get fit.

1. Run Mt. Tam via Temelpa Trail


Photo: Josiah Roe

2. Run Claremont Regional Canyon in the Berkeley Hills


Photo: Chris Hoogewerff

3. Run the Mt. Diablo Foothill Loop


Photo: Kim Suarez

4. Run the Stanford Dish


Photo: Jake Young

5. Slacker Hill to the Ninja Loop


Photo: Josiah Roe

Cover photo: Josiah Roe

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