The Marin Headlands get chilly in the morning, so we'll be starting the hike at 1pm. We'll be hiking the Wolf Loop trail. It's only 4.3 miles and is rated as "Moderately Easy" with a total elevation gain of 850 ft. Aside from the parking area, these trails are all off-leash friendly.
You can find a good article describing the path we'll take here: http://www.bahiker.com/northbayhikes/rodeobeach.html .
If you need or can provide a ride, go here: http://www.groupcarpool.com/t/wd8tc3.
What to Bring
Water for you and your pooch
Beach Sandals if you wish
Personal first aid kit
Map : http://maps.nps.gov/print.html?&alpha=goga&lat=0.3568115234375&lng=0.343017578125&zoom=4
Just a few reminders when bringing your dog or meeting other dogs:
• When meeting a new dog, always let it sniff you and it decide if it wants to be pet
• Make sure your dog plays well with others and is okay with a 4 mile hike
• Make sure to bring plenty of water for your dog
• You need to bring a leash on the trails "just in case"
• Clean up after fido (duh!)
From northbound US 101 in San Francisco County, cross the Golden Gate Bridge and exit at Alexander (the first exit past the view point turnoff). After about 0.3 mile, turn left onto Bunker Road. There is a one-way tunnel which cuts under 101, and you may need to wait up to 5 minutes for your turn to travel through it (this is a great opportunity to put on sunscreen). From the other side of the tunnel, drive about 3 miles on Bunker Drive to the trailhead at the end of the road.
• From southbound US 101 in Marin County, exit Sausalito (the last exit before the bridge). Drive uphill on Conzelman Road, then turn right onto McCullough Road. Descend on McCullough to a junction with Bunker Road, and turn left. Drive west on Bunker to the trailhead at the end of the road.
Get driving or public transit directions from Transit and Trails:
GPS coordinates* for trailhead:
(* based on Google Earth data, shown as degrees, minutes, seconds)
Plenty of parking in lots and on the side of the road. No entrance or parking fees. Wheelchair-accessible restrooms at edge of parking lot. There are handicapped-designated parking spots, but the trails are not wheelchair accessible. No maps available at trailhead. There is a map at the start of the Miwok Trail, about 0.6 mile from the trailhead. If you want to pick up a map before you start hiking, stop at the Visitor Center on the way to the trailhead: from the Headlands side of the tunnel on Bunker Drive, drive about 2 miles and bear left onto Field (just before you get to the lagoon). Make the first right into the Visitor Center parking lot. Muni bus line #76 services this trailhead via Bunker Road (Sundays and major holidays only): visit the Transit Info website for details.
Please note that by signing up for this meetup you are absolving the organizers of all liability for injury (including death), theft from parked vehicles, etc. Outings involving dogs increase the risk of injury. While the leaders of this event have some training in leading hikes, but they are neither professional guides nor dog experts.