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Best strenuous hikes in the San Franciso Bay Area

Can't-miss hard hikes: Berry Creek Loop; Murietta Falls; North Peak at Mount Diablo; Mount Sizer Loop at Henry Coe.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Strenuous
Duration: Full day

Overview :  These four hikes will leave you foot-sore, leg-weary and flush with the satisfaction of knowing you can handle the roughest routes... more »

Tips:  These treks are not recommended if you've never gone more than five miles, but they should be within reach of experienced endurance... more »

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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Strenuous
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Duration: Full day
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 15.6 miles
Duration: Full day
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 11.9 miles
Duration: Full day
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Clayton, California, United States
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 10 miles
Duration: Full day
Skip the summit crowds and see Mount Diablo's North Peak. Strenuous 10-mile hike.