Will people from this group actually show up to a hike? It's an open question. Those who do will be rewarded with the chance to meet a large group of young adults from the Norcal Hikers meetup group, who will also be attending.
The trail includes beautiful forest and spectacular coastal hiking. Beginning at the Bear Valley Trailhead, we will climb the Mt. Wittenberg Trail to reach Sky Trail. We will then follow the Woodward Valley Trail down to Coast Trail where we'll enjoy open ocean views as we head south to Arch Rock. Beach access is available along the way at both Sculptured Beach and Kelham Beach. Both are beautiful and remote beaches. From Arch Rock, Bear Valley Trail progresses at a gentle grade through beautiful buckeyes, oaks, and Douglas firs, back to the Bear Valley Visitor Center.
This is a strenuous hike, with an extended steep uphill section at the beginning of the loop.
Length: 13 miles
Duration: 5.5 hours
A packed lunch and plenty of water will be necessary.
We will wait a maximum of 20 minutes for latecomers.