Locals know the Peninsula is not just the land of high tech and sky high real estate. It’s also the site of some of the most beautiful hiking in the Bay Area. Off Skyline Boulevard there are trailheads that lead to crisscrossing routes up and down the coast with soaring views of the Pacific. As these paths dry out from the winter rains, you can keep busy every Spring weekend checking out Coal Creek, Borel Hill, Alpine Pond, Mindego Gateway, Horsehoe Lake, Los Trancos and Monte Bello. For starters.