Bay Area urban hikes you can get to by BART

Our resident avid walker, Guy Joaquin, has pounded the pavement near BART stations across the Bay Area. He's traversed secret staircases with sweeping Bay views, passed through bustling districts with dynamic dining options and experienced amazing art right in our backyard. Love the outdoors and have an interest in exploring new areas? Join Guy on these BARTable Walks below.

BARTable Walk: 19th Street Oakland to Lake Merritt

Get to know Oakland’s bustling Uptown and Lake Merritt districts with this BARTable walk that takes you past historical and architectural landmarks, along an urban tidal lagoon to a museum that celebrates the dynamic story of California.

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BARTable Walk: El Cerrito Plaza to Berkeley

Climb secret staircases to sweeping bay views and then pass through the birthplace of California cuisine before rubbing elbows with U.C. Berkeley students, faculty and visitors on this BARTable walk from El Cerrito to downtown Berkeley.

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BARTable Walk: 16th Street Mission to Glen Park

What do big burritos, an adobe building, a towering mural, ghostly skeletons, a street with two names and tropical fruit ice cream have in common? They’re all found on this BARTable walk in San Francisco down the Valencia Corridor in the Mission District to the Glen Park neighborhood.

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BARTable Walk: Walnut Creek to Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre

Do you love to shop, dine, watch a show or enjoy art or the outdoors? Yes to any or all of the above? Then this BARTable walk though the heart of downtown Walnut Creek to Pleasant Hill has something for you.

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BARTable Walk: North Concord/Martinez to Concord

With stops at a pixie-sized amusement park to pilot Red Baron airplanes and a family-friendly taproom to sample craft beer from here in the Bay, across the state and points beyond, this BARTable Walk into downtown Concord is sure to please the kids (and kids-at-heart) and also you moms and dads.

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BARTable Walk: Rockridge to 19th St./Oakland

Mix together two neighborhood tours, add in a stop at a building full of architectural surprises, top off with a stroll through a food and art corridor, and you've got a recipe for urban adventure on this BARTable walk in Oakland.

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BARTable Walk: Dublin/Pleasanton to West Dublin/Pleasanton

Get on your riding leathers and check out a motorcycle museum, then strap on your boots for a hike up to a spectacular vista point before jumping back in time to the pioneer days of the 1800s on this BARTable walk through Dublin.

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BARTable Walk: Fremont to Warm Springs/South Fremont

Travel all the way to Central Park (there’s one in the Bay Area!) on just a BART fare and visit a California Mission (that’s outside of San Francisco) and its surrounding neighborhoods on this BARTable walk through Fremont.

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BARTable Walk: Embarcadero to 24th Street Mission

Where’s the Warriors’ new arena gonna be? What’s the crookedest street in San Francisco? (Spoiler alert! It’s not Lombard.) How did the Dogpatch neighborhood get its name? Get the answers on this BARTable walk along the Embarcadero, through Mission Bay and up and over Potrero Hill to the Mission district.

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BARTable Walk: Downtown Berkeley to Rockridge

Follow in the footsteps of Nobel laureates, industry innovators and political activists with a stroll through the Cal campus and then treat yourself to a scoop of “churned-to-order” ice cream on this BARTable walk from Downtown Berkeley to Rockridge in Oakland.

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