Urban Hike--Coastal & Miwok Trails/Hill 88/Marin Headlands/Express Bus & Dinner!

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 with amazing views of Mount Tamalpais, Tennessee Valley & lookout points of amazing views of 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 a good idea. It can be very windy & temperatures can change quickly, so layers of clothing is highly advised. This is a family friendly area & a moderate hike that is steep in a few places. It is a section of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area & well maintained by the U.S. Park Service and Coast Guard.

We will meet at Starbucks for coffee & a meet & greet. At 1:45 pm, we will catch the Express Bus to Marin Headlands (23 min). We will start at the Marin Headlands Visitor Center then head towards Rodeo Lagoon up the Coastal Trail, 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. We will witness some of Marin Headlands most beautiful natural habitat as we descend Miwok Trail back to Rodeo Lagoon & the Visitors Center. 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.

• NOTE: Before meeting up at Starbucks at 1:00 pm, be sure to grab your lunches, drinks & snacks or whatever you may need for our exploration at Marin Headlands. On vibrant Chestnut Street, there's a wide variety of markets/delis, stores, cafes, etc. Conveniently, there is a Walgreen across from Starbucks.

• LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Moderate with some rest stops for photos.

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

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• ORGANIZER FEE: An advanced fee of $2 is required via Paypal to join this event. (Or please message me if you would like to pay in person.) Sorry no refunds -- Please send payment as GIFT under the "personal" tab to:

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REFUNDS: A refund is offered if the Meetup is cancelled or is rescheduled. Credit is given if the member changes their RSVP before the start of the event. Thank you!

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• BUS FARES: $2 Per Adult Each Way

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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/parking/garage/721_filbert_street/94133/san_francisco/

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  • Cela

    Had such a fun time today with everyone! Great to see some lovely friends haven't seen in awhile & also great to meet some really nice people. The group of people & the whole day with such gorgeous weather was amazing & awesome!

    1 · November 9, 2013

    • Cela

      Also, if you would like to connect with any other members from this meetup, you can find them in my group "SF Explore Fun & Food Group" or other groups -- Bay Area Adventure, Bay Area Anything Active, SF Random Adventurers. Click my photo to find each group easily.

      November 10, 2013

  • Cela

    Hi Members, I'm looking forward to walking/hiking with everyone Saturday & taking in the beautiful scenic view on our route along the Marin Headlands Coastal & Miwok Trails. Also, look forward to meeting everyone & to a fun day of hiking & exploring together!

    Note: If you have a change in plans, please change your RSVP (even last minute will be helpful) to let the group know. Thank you for your cooperation! :)

    November 7, 2013

  • Cela

    Hi Members,

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

    November 7, 2013

  • Cela

    Welcome Members! This will be a fun meetup walking & exploring a different part of Marin Headlands. This is one of the most beautiful places to walk/hike & to witness the beauty of nature in the SF Bay Area. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone Saturday!

    November 3, 2013

  • Katherine

    Hi there! Do you know how many miles this hike is? Just trying to gauge how long the event is and if I can fit it into my schedule.

    November 3, 2013

    • Katherine

      Okay thanks I'll check my schedule!

      1 · November 3, 2013

    • Cela

      No problem!

      November 3, 2013

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