Explore Marin Headlands--Coastal Trail/Hill 88/Exp Bus & Asian Food & Drinks!

Join us for a another fun walk/hike & exploration through the beautiful & gorgeous Marin Headlands via the Coastal Trail to the top of Hill 88, which many hikers consider to be one of the places with the most breathtaking & picturesque views in the San Francisco Bay Area. Together, we will explore the eye-popping vistas from the breathtaking cliffs & magnificent breakers on the beaches. We will be exploring points of interest such as the Hill 88, Rodeo Lagoon & Beach & amazing views of Mount Tamalpais, Tennessee Valley & the San Francisco Bay. Have a great time socializing while meeting new friends & enjoy lots of fun & laughter. Members in the group are always nice & friendly. We always have a lot of fun whenever we all get together with a couple of other meetup groups also invited. So join in on the fun! We look forward to seeing you there!

• No special shoes are required, but good supportive athletic shoes are recommended. Temperatures can change quickly, so layers of clothing is advised. This is a family friendly area & section of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area well maintained by the U.S. Park Service.

We will meet at Starbucks for coffee & a meet & greet. Please arrive by 12:15 pm for brief intros & announcements. At 12:30 pm, we head to catch the Marin Headlands Express (23 min). We start at the Marin Headlands Visitor Center then head towards Rodeo Lagoon pass the Rodeo Beach then up the Coastal Trail. It's a gated paved road, which has been rebuilt & reworked, now interestingly part paved road, part dirt road & part wooden stairs. The Coastal Trail leads from Rodeo Beach to the top of mighty Hill 88 in the Marin Headlands, what many consider to be the area with some of the most spectacular & amazing views in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area -- a large, decaying concrete structure that once held an enormous anti-ship gun now provides a platform for the most stunning vistas in the Headlands. As we descend back down Coastal Trail, we will catch the beautiful sunset & end at Rodeo Beach. It's quite a distance & a few hills, so you will get a pretty good workout. At around 5:30 pm, we take the express bus back to San Francisco for some tasty Asian Food.

• BEFORE MEETING UP: Be sure to grab your lunches, drinks & snacks for our hiking exploration. Be sure to have a healthy snack handy & a bottle of water in case of dehydration & blood sugar drops due to exercising several hours. Conveniently, there are plenty of stores, shops & delis in the area.

• DIFFICULTY: Moderate with some rest stops for photos & bathroom breaks. For specifics: please google map -- Directions from Marin Headlands Visitors Center to Coastal Trail to Hill 88 to Mitchell Rd & Kirkpatrick (Rodeo Beach). (Difficulty Rating Legend: http://www.hikenewengland.com/LegendRating.html)

• AFTER URBAN HIKE: Dinner, dessert, drinks, karaoke &/or whatever the night brings!

• PLEASE NO LATE GUESTS arrivals for dinner, drinks, etc. after the hike. Thank you!


NOTE: CASH ONLY PLEASE FOR DINNER -- for easier & quick bill payment.


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• Bus Fare: $2.00 one-way ----------------------------------------------------------------------

PARKING INFO: We usually get some late-comers because of parking issues. Parking is difficult in this busy area, especially on weekends. I would highly recommend public transportation. But, if you need to drive in, here is a link for parking garages in the area:

PARKOPEDIA: http://en.parkopedia.com


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  • Cela

    It was great meeting everyone today. It was a super fun day hiking at Marin Headlands! If you like to get in touch with any other members from our group, they are in one of the following groups:

    Bay Area Adventures - Hiking, etc
    SF Random Adventurers

    January 25, 2014

  • Cela

    Nice! Only 1 no-show -- Lena

    January 25, 2014

  • Katherine

    Hello Cela. My bus got detoured so it looks like I won't be able to make it. Bummer! Sorry for the late notice!

    January 25, 2014

    • Cela

      Thks for the msg! Hope to see u next time :)

      January 25, 2014

  • Cela

    Hi Members, Please remember to change your RSVP if you're unable to attend, so you don't get put on the no-show (naughty) list. Look forward to meeting everyone. See you there tomorrow! :)

    January 24, 2014

  • Cela

    Hi Members, Please be sure to change your RSVP if you can't make the meetup. We appreciate you letting the group know if you won't be able to attend. Looking forward to a fun day exploring & hiking Marin Headlands & meeting everyone!

    NOTE: Please help me keep YOU off the no-show list by simply remembering to change your RSVP. I prefer not to put anyone on the no-show (naughty) list. Thank you! :)

    January 24, 2014

  • Cela

    Welcome Members! This will be a fun meetup exploring Marin Headlands. So far we have about 20 members who have RSVPd from various meetup groups invited. Looking forward to a fun day hiking, socializing & meeting new friends!

    January 22, 2014

  • Len D.

    Cela, what restaurant do you plan to go to after the hike?

    January 21, 2014

    • Cela

      I'll msg u

      January 21, 2014

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