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Eco-Friendly Hike in Marin Headlands: Kirby Cove and Slackers Hill

Let's take a public transportation tour and go for an eco-friendly hike in Marin.

Details: 40 minute bus ride, 5.26 mile hike, 800 foot total elevation gain for both locations.


Meeting Place and Transportation: 76X Bus departure at 10:30 AM sharp from Sutter St. near the corner of Sansome St. Bus fare is 2.00 each way. Bring exact change.

The 76X Marin Headlands Express leaves from Sansome and Sutter at 10:30 AM and travels through the city and over the Golden Gate Bridge for some spectacular views, a "poor man's version of a tour bus!"  It's about a 30 min. ride to our starting point in Marin Headlands.

The nearest BART stop is Montgomery St. BART Station. It's a 1 block walk to the bus stop.

Transit info:

You could drive to the location but parking is very difficult along Conzelman Rd. with few parking lots. The bus stops right at the starting point of our hike.  Drivers can meet us at the bus stop intersection of Conzelman Rd. and Kirby Cove Rd. at @ 11:10 AM.  Map of that intersection:

I'll wear a pink cap.

Our hike will begin with a descent to Kirby Cove beach which on a clear day has spectacular city views.  We'll have a picnic lunch and then ascend to the start point and (optional) continue uphill to Slackers Hill for more exercise and views with a snack break.  Then we'll head back to the starting point for a bus ride back.  The bus runs every hour.

Another Meetup Group will be joining us.

Bay Area summers can be foggy, so bring layers and lets  hope for a clear day.  If there is fog, it will still be good exercise and feel very "atmospheric" as I like to say.

Bring good hiking shoes for dirt, gravel and paved roads, sunscreen, hat, plenty of water or other libations, cups, a bag lunch, snacks to share if you wish and anything else to make the outing comfortable for you.

Pit toilet facilities are available at Kirby Cove, and I would advise women to bring along some tissues just to be prepared.

Please note that a short part of this hike will be along Conzelman Road to get to the Coastal Trail, so we will have to keep far right for a bit.









Below, Slacker Hill

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Wonderful day, views were spectacular!

    1 · August 10, 2013

  • Chandra

    It was beautiful hike!

    1 · August 10, 2013

  • Marcus

    awesome hike, to a Bay Area "secret spot", well organized

    1 · August 10, 2013

  • M

    Sorry, can't make it. Don't feel well. Hope to attend the next one. Have fun.

    August 10, 2013

  • Franny

    Richard, we're going to start going down to Kirby Cove. It's 11:16. If you get here meet us on the way down.

    August 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I can't make it. My insomnia last night was awful. Have a great time.

    August 10, 2013

  • Jason

    Just learned that my dentist has to defer my appointment on tomorrow morning and makes it impossible for me to catch the group. Sorry for missing this one and will join you guys next time.

    August 9, 2013

  • Franny

    Hi Newbies~
    Please update your RSVP to "No" if you can no longer attend. No-Shows are noted and may jeopardize your ability to attend future events. Thanks for your consideration and see you then. PS, I'll be wearing a black cap with the word "Sierra at Tahoe" on it! Not a pink one. See you then! Text me[masked] if needed.

    August 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm hoping I can make this, what time will it end? I need my car serviced in San Rafael so I want to drive and squeeze it in around the hike.

    August 9, 2013

    • Franny

      Elise, I really can't say when it will end. But after the first portion of the hike, you could bail out before we go up to Slakers Hill.

      August 9, 2013

  • Richard G

    Will meet the group in Marin at 11:10!

    1 · August 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Same comment as Caleb & Teresa, I need BART from Pittsburg to get to SF. Hope to be there!

    August 6, 2013

  • Caleb C.

    If bart's not on strike still.

    August 3, 2013

  • Suzanne

    Sounds fun!!

    August 1, 2013

  • John C

    Hope you do this hike again some time. I'll be ay Outside Lands for this one.

    1 · July 31, 2013

  • Teresa

    I am a yes for now but if Bart is on strike I will need to cancel. Guess you can say I lost my ride.

    July 31, 2013

  • M

    Sounds great

    1 · July 26, 2013

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