Bay Area runners are truly spoiled with the riches of the North Bay. Thanks to generous donors, there are large swaths of protected land that run from Pt. Reyes all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge. The views are as breathtaking as the climbs – it’s hard to do even a short run on these trails without epic views that make your quads forget what you just put them through. That said, out-and-back runs to the beach or along bike paths along the Mt. Tam watershed offer more mellow adventures.