Mini Hikes

Unless otherwise noted, Mini Hikers meet at 10:30 a.m., and carpool to the trailhead




Sep 12 Donna Mumford   
Bon Tempe – Shadyside.  A pleasant mini hike from Bon Tempe Dam on the Shadyside to the Lagunitas picnic area for lunch and return the same way. Back by 2 pm. Meet at 10:30 at Fairfax Parkade (across from Fairfax Theater). 
650-878-3363  ddmumford@yahoo.com


Sep 19 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


Sep 26 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.  415-731-1145   freespirittours@sbcglobal.net 


Oct 3 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 the rear parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy, 759 E. Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley.  650-952-0990  annprince@fastmail.com


Oct 10 Tessa Kohn   

Mori Point – Pacifica.  A pleasant walk along the shoreline in GGNRA’s newest park to the Pacifica Pier for lunch.  Meet at 10:30 at the end of Bradford Road in Pacifica.  415-584-8445  t4kohn@sbcglobal.net


Oct 17 John Annee   

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.  510-748-0478  johnannee@comcast.net 


Oct 24 Kathy Kuefler    

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.  415-585-3380 kkuef@hotmail.com


Oct 31 Helene Gibbs 

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. Only a snack stop on hike. Meet at 10:30 at Onyx Street and Madrone Avenue in Larkspur.  Lunch at Djs Chinese Restaurant.  415-383-7468  hellew96@pacbell.net 


Nov 7 Helene Gibbs 

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.  415-383-7468  hellew96@pacbell.net


Nov 14 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


Nov 28 Dave Mumford  

If it is raining the hike will be canceled

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 at Muir Woods parking lot at 10am.  You will need to purchase a reservation.

650-878-3363  ddmumford@yahoo.com


Dec 5 Naomi Hanson 

Mountain Theater - Rock Spring.  A mini hike up the Bootjack Trail to Mountain Theater, around to Rock Spring for lunch, then back on the Old Mine and Matt Davis Trails. Back by 2 pm. Meet at 10:30 at the rear parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy, 759 E. Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley.

415-295-0488 naomih39@comcast.net


Dec 12 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 am at Fairfax Parkade (across from the Fairfax Theater).

510-748-0478  johnannee@comcast.net 


Dec 19 John Annee - Please NOTE meet time at CVS is 10 am for this hike

The Hoo-Koo-e-Koo.  A shorter than normal hike along the Hoo-K00-e-Koo trail ending around 1:00 pm at the CAC Lodge where we will join the other Wednesday hiking groups for a holiday party.  Please bring food or drink to share and a $5 donation for use of the CAC Lodge. Drinks, nuts, cheese and crackers, dip and chips etc. would be great!    

Meet at 10 am at the rear parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy, 759 E. Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley.

510-748-0478  johnannee@comcast.net 


Dec 28 Dave Mumford

Pipeline to Tourist Club.  A mini hike on the Pipeline and Sun Trails to the Tourist Club for lunch. Return on the Panoramic Trail. Back by 2 pm.  Meet at 10:30 atthe rear parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy, 759 E. Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley.

650-878-3363  ddmumford@yahoo.com



 Hike Levels:     Mini    1A   2B