Mini Hikes

To all mini hikers: For many years we have been meeting at Miller & Locust in Mill Valley before driving up the mountain. We originally met here to accommodate bus riders, but no one uses the bus anymore. Mill Valley is beginning the reconstruction of Miller Avenue, we are moving our hike meeting place to the  the rear parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy, 759 E. Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley.   The Best place to park in on Ashford Ave (Behind the CVS).  The best way to exit is to turn left on Meadow Dr from Asford, then turn right on Tower Drive.  There is a light on Tower Dr that will get you on to E Blithedale without any problems. Plan to arrive early enough to scout the area for a parking spot in the surrounding neighborhoods.  This change will take effect immediately.



Oct 4 John Annee

Coastal Trail.  A mini hike along the Coastal Trail with great views of Stinson Beach and the coast to a lovely wooded lunch site. Back by 2 pm.   Meet at 10:30 at the rear parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy, 759 E. Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley. 510-748-0478  johnannee@comcast.net


Oct 11  Self-Guided Mini Hike

Laurel Dell.  A self-guided hike along the Cataract Trail from Rock Spring to Laurel Dell for lunch. Meet at 10:30 in the rear parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy, 759 East Blithedale, Mill Valley, for carpools up the mountain.


Oct 18 Helene Gibbs 

Mini hike from Rock Spring to West Point with lunch on the deck. Meet as usual at the Mill Valley CVS on East Blithedale at 10:30 for carpools up the mountain. Helen has requested that if you plan to join the hike, please phone her ASAP at 415-383-7468.  


Mary Johnson - Hike has been Cancelled due to bad air quality

415-388-7896  mttamhiker2@comcast.net 


Oct 25 Donna Mumford

Muir Woods A pleasant mini hike through Muir Woods to Camp Eastwood for lunch, then return on the Hillside Trail. Back by 2 pm. Meet Muir Woods parking lot at 10 am650-878-3363  cell 650-267-1025  ddmumford@yahoo.com


Nov 1 Ann Prince

The Hoo-Koo-e-Koo.  A gentle walk from Mountain Home along the Matt Davis Trail, then the Hoo-Koo-e-Koo across the flank of Mount Tamalpais to the site of the Mesa Station for lunch. Back by 2 pm.   Meet at 10:30 at the rear parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy, 759 E. Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley. 650-952-0990   annprince@fastmail.com


 Nov 8 Lew Gibbs
Troop 80-Camp Eastwood.  A mini hike along the Troop 80 and Sierra trails to Camp Eastwood for lunch. 
Return on the Camp Eastwood Road. Back by 2 pm.  Meet at 10:30 at the rear parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy, 759 E. Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley.  415-383-7468  hellew96@pacbell.net

Nov 15 Naomi Hanson
Tennessee Valley.  An easy walk down Tennessee Valley to the beach for lunch. Back by 2 pm. Meet at 10:30 at the Tennessee Valley parking lot by the stables. RAIN CANCELS 415-925-0488 naomih39@comcast.net

Nov 29 Tessa Kohn

Mori Point (Pacifica).  A pleasant walk along the shore of GGNRA’s newest park - Mori Point. Lunch at the Pacifica Pier. Back by 2 pm. Meet at 10:30 at the end of Bradford Road in Pacifica (a short quarter mile past the Sharp Park Road exit).  Back by 2 pm.  

415-584-8445  t4kohn@sbcglobal.net


Dec 6 Dave Mumford

West Point.  A mini hike to West Point for lunch, starting from the Bootjack parking lot we take the old stage trail, then back the same way.  Back by 2 pm.  Meet at 10:30 at the rear parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy, 759 E. Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley650-878-3363 cell 650-267-1025  ddmumford@yahoo.com


Dec 13 Helene Gibbs

Muir Woods A pleasant mini hike through Muir Woods to Camp Eastwood for lunch, then return on the Hillside Trail. Back by 2 pm.  Meet Muir Woods parking lot at 10 am415-383-7468 hellew1996@gmail.com


Dec 20 John Annee

Bon Tempe Loop.  A pleasant walk on the Sunnyside and Forman Trails to the Lagunitas picnic area for lunch, then back the same way. Back by 2 pm. Meet at 10:30 at Fairfax Parkade (across from Fairfax Theater).  510-748-0478  johnannee@comcast.net


Dec 27  John Annee/ Marilyn Hunt

The Hoo-Koo-e-Koo.  A gentle walk from Mountain Home along the Matt Davis Trail, then the Hoo-Koo-e-Koo across the flank of Mount Tamalpais to the site of the Mesa Station for lunch.  Meet at 10:30 at the rear parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy, 759 E. Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley.  The hike will be followed by a YEAR END PARTY at the California Alpine Club.  Please bring good cheer, snacks, finger foods or drinks to share. Nuts, cheese and crackers, dip and chips, dolmas etc. would be great! CAC is opening the Lodge to us at a reduced rate. A donation of $3 per person would be appreciated. For details, check with your hike leader. 

510-748-0478  johnannee@comcast.net,  415-435-6850 marilyn.hunt@comcast.net


Jan 3 Tessa Kohn

Mori Point (Pacifica).  A pleasant walk along the shore of GGNRA’s newest park - Mori Point. Lunch at the Pacifica Pier. Back by 2 pm. 

Meet at 10:30 at the end of Bradford Road in Pacifica (a short quarter mile past the Sharp Park Road exit).  Back by 2 pm.  

415-584-8445  t4kohn@sbcglobal.net


Jan 10 Dave Mumford

West Point.  A mini hike along the Rock Spring Trail to West Point for lunch. Return on the same way. Back by 2 pm. Meet at 10:30 at the rear parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy, 759 E. Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley650-878-3363 cell 650-267-1025  ddmumford@yahoo.com


Jan 17  Gary Archer
Troop 80-Camp Eastwood.  A mini hike along the Troop 80 and Sierra trails to Camp Eastwood for lunch. 
Return on the Camp Eastwood Road. Back by 2 pm.  Meet at 10:30 at the rear parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy, 759 E. Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley.  
510-523-3076  gary.archer@gmail.com

Jan 24 Naomi Hanson
Laurel Dell and the Cataracts.  An easy mini-hike going along Cataract Creek to Laurel Dell for lunch with an extension to see the cataracts. 
Back by 2 pm. Meet at 10:30 at the rear parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy, 759 E. Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley
415-925-0488 naomih39@comcast.net

Jan 31 John Annee

Bon Tempe Loop.  A pleasant walk on the Sunnyside and Forman Trails to the Lagunitas picnic area for lunch, then back the same way. Back by 2 pm. Meet at 10:30 at Fairfax Parkade (across from Fairfax Theater).  510-748-0478  johnannee@comcast.net


Feb 7 Donna Mumford

Tennessee Valley.  An easy walk down Tennessee Valley to the beach for lunch. Back by 2 pm. Meet at 10:30 at the Tennessee Valley parking lot by the stables. 650-878-3363  ddmumford@yahoo.com


Feb 14 Mary Johnson 

Barth’s Retreat.  A mini hike along the Benstein Trail to Camp Potrero and over to Barth’s Retreat for lunch, then return on the Mickey O’Brien and the Cataract Trails. Back by 2 pm.  Meet at 10:30 at the rear parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy, 759 E. Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley. 

415-388-7896  mttamhiker2@comcast.net 


Feb 21 Gary Archer

China Camp.  A pleasant mini-hike exploring the Shoreline Trail in China Camp State Park with lunch at Bullhead Flat on the Bay shore. Back by 2 pm. Meet at 10:30 at the Miwok Meadows trailhead on San Pedro Road in San Rafael. 510-523-3076  gary.archer@gmail.com


Feb 28 Tessa Kohn

Sutro Heights – Land’s End.  A mini hike along San Francisco’s Land’s End to the Legion of Honor, with lunch at the Japanese Memorial. Return through the USS San Francisco Memorial. Back by 2 pm. Meet at 10:30 in the parking lot above the Cliff House Visitors Center.

 415-584-8445  t4kohn@sbcglobal.net


Mar 7 Donna Mumford 
Point Isabel.  A walk along the Bay Trail from Point Isabel Regional Park to the Rosie-the-Riveter Memorial for lunch. Back by 2 pm. Meet at 10:30 at Point Isabel Regional Park. Directions: Take the Central Ave exit from Hwy 580. Turn left at the stop and go past Costco to the Point Isabel parking lot.
 650-878-3363  ddmumford@yahoo.com

Mar 14 David Mumford

Rodeo Beach.  Enjoy surf and turf in the Marin Headlands on this scenic loop around Rodeo Lagoon. We’ll go up the hill, take a look at the refurbished Battery Townsley, then down to the lagoon for lunch. After lunch, it’s across the beach and back to the cars. Meet at 10:30 at the Marin Headlands visitor’s center (old chapel). 650-878-3363  ddmumford@yahoo.com


Mar 21 Ann Prince

The Hoo-Koo-e-Koo.  A gentle walk from Mountain Home along the Matt Davis Trail, then the Hoo-Koo-e-Koo across the flank of Mount Tamalpais to the site of the Mesa Station for lunch. Back by 2 pm.   Meet at 10:30 at the rear parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy, 759 E. Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley. 650-952-0990   annprince@fastmail.com


 Mar 28 Linda Ward

West Point.  A mini hike along the Rock Spring Trail to West Point for lunch. Return on the same way. Back by 2 pm. Meet at 10:30 at the rear parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy, 759 E. Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley. ljward08@comcast.net


Apr 4 Naomi Hanson

Coastal Trail.  A mini hike along the Coastal Trail with great views of Stinson Beach and the coast to a lovely wooded lunch site. Back by 2 pm.   Meet at 10:30 at the rear parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy, 759 E. Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley. 415-925-0488 naomih39@comcast.net


Apr 11 John Annee 

Baltimore Canyon.  A mini hike through redwoods and Douglas firs in this cool and shaded Open Space Preserve on Tam’s north ridge, with an optional restaurant lunch after. Meet at 10:30 at Onyx Street and Madrone Avenue in Larkspur.  510-748-0478  johnannee@comcast.net


Apr 18 Kathy Kuefler
Bon Tempe – Shadyside.  A pleasant mini hike from Bon Tempe Dam on the Shadyside to the Lagunitas picnic area for lunch and return on the Shadyside. Back by 2 pm. Meet at 10:30 at Fairfax Parkade (across from Fairfax Theater). kkuef@hotmail.com


Apr 25 Helene Gibbs

Muir Woods A pleasant mini hike through Muir Woods to Camp Eastwood for lunch, then return on the Hillside Trail. Back by 2 pm. Meet Muir Woods parking lot at 10 am415-383-7468 hellew1996@gmail.com





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