ABOUT THE HIKE: This flat, five plus mile, sunset hike is a beautiful ocean and harbor front experience on Balboa Island and Peninsula. It is considered advanced beginner because of the distance. Including dinner the hike will take about three hours. We will meet in the parking lot of Union Bank and then walk across the bridge to Balboa Island, down Main Street, along the harbor front sidewalk to the ferry. Taking the ferry over to the Peninsula (one dollar each way), we will walk through the Fun Zone, past Balboa Pier, and north on the oceanfront Boardwalk to the Newport Pier for a mid-hike rest stop. We will return the Boardwalk to Newport Landing for their "Happy Hour" dinner and drink specials. Following dinner, we head back to the ferry across to Balboa Island and our trailhead parking. The hike is dog friendly. It will be a fun evening outing!
You can find the web site and menu for Newport Landing here:
You will note that the appetizer and drink specials. Sunset Hikers will have a private room and deck at Newport Landing that overlooks the harbor for our Monday evening dining enjoyment.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS: From the 405 Freeway, exit at Jamboree Road heading toward the coast.... keep going past Pacific Coast Highway.... turn right on Bayside and then turn right into the parking lot of the Union Bank building. The bank will be closed at the time of our meetup. You will be parking at the shopping center at your own risk, with alternative street parking nearby on Bayside.
DISCLAIMER: Group organizer and co-organizers assume no liability; walk and hike at your own risk. By being a member of this meet-up group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any and all group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a meet-up group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.