DOG FRIENDLY: Marin Headlands Hike (4.3 mi)

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 .


Carpooling

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

Sunscreen

Layered clothing 

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


About Dogs

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!)


Getting there

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:
http://www.transitandtrails.org/trailheads/301

GPS coordinates* for trailhead:
Latitude 37°49'56.31"N
Longitude 122°32'19.83"W
(* based on Google Earth data, shown as degrees, minutes, seconds)

Trailhead details:
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.


Disclaimer

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.  

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  • Sean G.

    So great seeing everyone! I should have another dog friendly hike up this weekend soon.

    August 19

  • yvette h.

    So i feel really silly because i think i went to the wrong parking lot. Once i was up in the area, i couldn't get service to double check the original email/meetup spot. Needless to say, i missed the group. Daisy the dog and i hope you do this again soon!!

    August 17

    • Sean G.

      So sorry we missed you...meetup has certain places pre-programmed...I saw rodeo beach...I didn't realize that it's not actually at the end of bunker road...hope to see you at the next one!

      August 19

  • Jamie

    Thanks Sean! It was a great hike, and great to meet all the people and their doggies.

    August 19

  • Monica

    A great hike with good people in a beautiful setting!

    1 · August 17

  • Cindy

    I've never been to the spot. Is there a number to call or text if need be?

    August 17

    • Sean G.

      Mine is[masked] but I'm not sure about cell coverage there

      August 17

    • Cindy

      Thanks. Just got here and on the beach.

      August 17

  • Clark F.

    Can u bring my partner? He hasn't joined yet

    August 15

    • Sean G.

      Yes...for this event you can add him as a plus one

      August 15

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