Mesa Rd (end), Bolinas, CA
***This Hike is CANCELLED due to afternoon showers.***
Difficulty: Moderate to easy, elevation gain is only 350 feet.
Duration: 4 hours.
For a description of the hike, visit:
Carpool: 9:00 a.m. at Michael's and Carl Junior's parking lot on Homestead by De Anza in Cupertino.
Or meet at trailhead at 11:00 a.m.
Directions to trailhead: http://www.transitandtrails.org/trailheads/303/
From US 101 in Marin County, exit CA 1/Mill Valley/Stinson Beach. Drive on Shoreline Highway to the junction with Almonte, about 1 mile. Turn left on CA 1 and drive about 2.5 miles to the junction with Panoramic. Continue straight on CA 1 about 13 miles to an unsigned junction with Olema-Bolinas Road (just past Bolinas Marsh). Turn left. Drive 0.1 mile to a T intersection with Olema-Bolinas Road, turn left, drive about 1 mile to the junction with Horseshoe Hill Road, and again, turn left. Drive to the next stop sign, then turn right onto Mesa Road. Drive about 4 miles, then continue the last 1 mile on the dirt road to the trailhead at the end of the road. If you have a high-clearance vehicle, take it. The road isn't terrible, but can be washed out and bumpy.
Bring: Water (at least 1 liter), lunch, snacks and cash for gas and GG Bridge toll.
Wear: Layered clothing & long pants. Current forecast is sunny but cool (57F). Poison oak thrives along the trails.
Cancellation policy: Rain cancels