2020 Day Hike Series

Welcome to Coastwalk’s 2020 Day Hike Series!

April 18. 2020 (or April 25 if it rains) Point Reyes National Seashore - Marin County

Level: Moderate (mixed beach, trails, and stairs) 

Distance: 7 miles 

Meet at Main Post of Presidio at 9:30 

Cost: $25  

Join former Coastwalk ED Richard Nichol author of Hiking the California Coastal Trail and former Board member Brenda Nichols for one of the best hikes in Point Reyes. 
 
This hike will take us from the Visitor Center to the ridge, then a beautiful forested walk along the skyline trail. The trail drops off the ridge to the Coastal Trail before turning inland and return to the Visitor Center along the scenic Bear Valley Trail with many ferns, big trees and pretty creek. We can expect wildflowers and great views on this 11 mile moderate walk. Except for the 1.8 mile climb to the ridge the trail is rolling, downhill and flat. Some of the trail may be muddy so wear sturdy shoes, bring sunscreen, reusable full water bottle, bag lunch, and dress in layers including a hat that wont blow off in case it is  windy. 

June 14. 2020 Presidio and Lands' End, San Francisco (Rain Date June 21)

Level: moderate (mixed beach, trails, and stairs) 

Distance: 7 miles 

Meet at Main Post of Presidio at 9:30 

Cost: $25  

We’ll be hiking a scenic Coastal Trail section with old fortifications and restored habitat.  Hike will go to Lands’ End Lookout, with an optional extra 1 mile back down through the Presidio via El Polin Spring to see the El Polin spring water bubbling from serpentinite rock walls at the head of this riparian valley. This Coastwalk will also visit Mile Rock Beach. Wear sturdy shoes, bring sunscreen, reusable full water bottle, bag lunch, and dress in layers including a hat that wont blow off in case it is  windy. 

Led by Ben Pease, Jack Leutza, and Marcia Popper 

July 18. 2020 Sonoma Coast State Beach Park (Kortum and Red Hill Trails)

Level: moderate
Distance: 8 miles
Meet at Duncan’s Landing parking at 9:30
Cost: $25 

Join former Coastwalk ED Richard Nichol- author of Hiking the California Coastal Trail and former Board member Brenda Nichols for a walk along the Kortum Trail. 

 We start at Duncan’s Landing where the ocean swells churn at dramatic Death Rock. We then walk sandy Wrights Beach before ascending to the bluff trail to Shell Beach. We turn inland and climb on the Pomo trail to Red Hill for views north and south. This hike has lots of variety: beach, a cove, redwood forest. We will talk about environmental hero and Coastwalk co-founder Bill Kortum and the part he played in saving the Sonoma Coast, and stories about the saving of Red Hill and the charming redwood forest on its slopes.

Wear sturdy shoes, bring sunscreen, reusable full water bottle, bag lunch, and dress in layers including a hat that wont blow off in case it is  windy. 

October 4. 2020 - Angel Island, Marin County (Rain Date October 11)

Level: Easy to Moderate – The elevation gain is 800 ft 

Distance: less than 7mi.   

Meet at Tiburon Town Hall Lot –all day parking $410 minute walk to the Ferry 

Cost: Members $30, Non-Members $35

After a short ferry trip from Tiburon across Raccoon Strait, walkers will experience nature, culture, and history on Angel Island with incredible water views of San Francisco, the Golden Gate, Mt Tam and the East Bay $35 includes cost of roundtrip ferry & admission to Angel Island 

Wear sturdy shoes, bring sunscreen, reusable full water bottle, bag lunch, and dress in layers including a hat that wont blow off in case it is  windy. Even in October, layered clothing is a good idea to cover the Bay’s variable seasonal conditions.