French Trail, Redwood Preserve. The Platonic form of trails. Image credit alltrails.com.
Ah, the Bay...I'll be around for two months doing away rotations at Stanford and UCSF. During this time (besides working hard in my rotations of course, dear web-searching residency coordinator) I will be running on my favorite trails in the following places, in no particular order (which I'm posting to make you jealous, dear non-Bay-Area trail runner).
Mt. Tam and the Dipsea (duh!)
Some new trails in Point Reyes
Tilden, which has a way of surprising you with new trails every time you go up there
(unless your name is LJ and you know every square inch of the East Bay - hashers, you know what I mean)
French trail in Redwood
Mount Diablo, assuming they've put it out by now
Briones and the EBMUD territory there (damn, have to get a pass)
Some good Marin watershed
The inexplicably little-known La Purisima
Ohlone Wilderness and the almost Rocky-Mountain like south side of Mission Peak
Morgan Territory. Image credit pedalpushersonline.com.