Let's hike to Tubal Cain Mine and Buckhorn Lake. This 12 mile round trip hike has only 2,000 feet in elevation gain. Instead there are blooming rhodies, abandoned mining towns and other stuff to see.
Read the WTA description and very recent trip reports to get a better feel for the day at http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/buckhorn-lake.
Bring the 10 essentials and money to reimburse the driver for the carpool. A stop for ice cream or food afterwards is possible to likely.
As always, meetup members are responsible for reading about the activity and assessing their ability to safely participate. Meetup event host are not trip leaders and are not responsible for participants in the activities.