I'm planning a trip to Angel Island with a bunch of friends in their 30s and 40s of various fitness levels. I'm trying to decide whether to do the hike to the top of Mount Livermore or to go to the immigration station, or is there time for both? I haven't been in years.
We arrive on the island at 10:05 am and the ferry leaves at 4:10 pm.
I added up the time for how long things are supposed to take. Theoretically, we could do the walk to the immigration station, stay an hour, hike to the top of Mount Livermore stay an hour for lunch, and hike back down and we *should* be able to make the ferry with about 30 minutes to spare.
BUT, is it too much? I remember doing the hike to the top and also going around the perimeter trail all in a day once. I was frazzled and was cutting it a bit close for the ferry.
So, what do you think is the best plan for a day trip?
BTW, it seems the Segway rental, cafe, and most services are closed during the winter months, so these options are off the table right now.