6 days/5 nights
June 10 – 15, 2018 6 days/5 nights
(2 nights Hostel + 3 nights camping)
Celebrate the 1970’s creation of the Golden Gate National Recreation
Area and view the award-winning film: “Rebels With A Cause”
documenting the establishment of the first urban National Park in
the United States. Hike through Point Reyes National Seashore, Muir
Woods National Monument, Mt. Tamalpais State Park, and Golden
Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA). Summer fog permitting,
expect hiking with rugged coastal views combined with the
t ranquility of old growth redwood forests.
Max Capacity: 20
The Marin Headlands, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and Mount Tamalpais State Park:
camping, lodging & parking fees; guided hiking; dinners, hot water/coffee & light breakfast fixings; gear haul; shuttle transportation
Make Sure to Bring:
Suggested packing list will be provided to hikers before the trip, along with more details about trip logistics.
Average Daily Hiking:
6 to 10 miles per day; total hiking of 45 miles
Types of Hiking Surfaces:
Dirt or gravel trails, soft sandy beaches, some rocks and irregular terrain
Elevation Gains & Losses:
Hikes are all at or near sea level, with daily elevation gains of 1000 ft or less.
Must be able to hike up to 10 miles per day over 6 consecutive days.
Marin Rebels CoastwalkSunday, June 10 Arrive at Marin Headlands Hostel, our base for the next 2 nights. Hike to Pt. Bonita Lighthouse and Back. via Rodeo Beach, and coastal fortifications, as well as the numerous short hikes available in the immediate area. (Hike distance 5-6 miles). After dinner, we will show the film, “Rebels with a Cause”. A documentary about the land conservation movement in this area in the 60’s. Those efforts were rewarded with the parks we traverse on this Coastwalk.Monday, June 11
Hike across the Golden Gate Bridge along the Coastal Trail as it climbs the Marin Headlands to the summit at Hawk Hill. We will continue our return to the Hostel where hikers should have ample time to explore more of the area. (Hike distance 6-8 mi)
Tuesday, June 12
Walk 1-2 mi to the Marine Mammal facility for a private tour. Afterward we will hike along Rodeo Lagoon to the beach and an ascent along the Coastal and Wolf Ridge trail; arrive at our evening’s destination: Haypress Group Camp.
(Hike distance 6 mi)
Wednesday, June 13
Hike the Coastal and Pirates Cove trail to Muir Beach where we will pause for lunch. The hike will then ascend along Dias Ridge toward the grandeur of Mt. Tamalpais and the Redwoods. We will transit Muir Woods on our way to Alice Eastwood Group Camp .
(Hike distance 10 mi)
Thursday, June 14
Our hike will continue along the Coastal Trail across the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais. History and awe are constant companions along these paths historically used by the coastal Miwok, the Hopi, and other indigenous people who considered this an area of spiritual significance. Hanggliding launch sites exist at several locations along today’s hike, the onshore breezes rising up these slopes providing excellent launching conditions. We then return to our camp at Alice Eastwood. (Hike distance 10 mi)
Friday, June 15
Hike along the Ben Johnson trail until it joins the historic Dipsea Trail, home to the oldest trail race in America With detours to scenic overlooks we will descend along this trail to the coastal town of Stinson Beach for lunch. This will mark the completion of our hiking adventure but the views will continue during our return shuttle along Hwy 1 to our vehicles.
(Hike distance 6mi)
Bob Adams will be our guide and hike leader. Bob and his team have hiked and explored the trails of west Marin for many years, and have led numerous Sierra Club trips as well as Coastwalk trips.
” I was born to a mom that loved taking her dogs for long walks. It was the 50’s & 60’s and San Francisco was a much less “developed” area, offering large areas to hike or we would drive to one of the many open coastal properties nearby for a daily 4-6 mile walk. My dad would arrange family gatherings, camping throughout the West. (The Firefalls and bear feedings at Yosemite are well remembered). I then spent 24 years as a crew member in the Air Force which afforded me access to hiking and camping opportunities throughout the globe. Alone, with family or like-minded groups I have spent my years with a love of the outdoors. I joined Coastwalk several years ago for another opportunity to discover new hiking and camping experiences. This is my first year as a hike organizer. I look forward to soon sharing some of my favorite hiking areas with like minded friends”.