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.




May 31 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

 Jun 7 Dave Mumford

Pipeline to Tourist Club.  A mini hike on the Pipeline and Sun Trails to the Tourist Club for lunch, then back on the Panoramic Trail. Back by 2 pm. Meet at 10:30 at the rear parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy, 759 E. Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley.  650-878-3363  ddmumford@yahoo.com


Jun 14 John Annee

Bon Tempe Loop.  A pleasant walk on the Sunnyside Trail to the Lagunitas picnic area for lunch, then back on the Shadyside Trail. Back by 2 pm. Meet at 10:30 am at Fairfax Parkade (across from the Fairfax Theater).

510-748-0478  johnannee@comcast.net

Jun 21 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


Jun 28 Gary Archer 
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.  510-523-3076  gary.archer@gmail.com

Jul 5 John Annee

Summer Potluck. We’ll do a short two mile mini hike from Bootjack out to Cardiac Hill and back, then set up our potluck on the picnic tables at Bootjack. 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


July 12 Lew and Helene Gibbs 

Pantoll - Dipsea – Steep Ravine.  We will meet at CVS at 10:30 a.m. to form ride groups and then reassemble at Pantoll.  We will leave some cars at Pantoll and transport everyone down Panoramic Highway to where the Steep Ravine and the Dip Sea meet which takes about 15 minutes.  There is a parking lot there.   Then we take our time hiking up the Steep Ravine to Pan Toll enjoying the scenery.  One of the cars left earlier at Pan Toll will take the drivers back down to their cars.  The hike is 1.7 miles with a 980 foot gain.  Helene and I have done this hike before using the car spotting approach and it works well.  We can decide to eat our lunch at Pan Toll and not have to carry them on the trail.  Please pass the word to others since we don’t have the full mailing list.   415-383-7468  hellew96@pacbell.net


Jul 19 Gary Archer

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). 510-523-3076  gary.archer@gmail.com


Jul 26 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 Valley.  650-878-3363  ddmumford@yahoo.com


Aug 2 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


Aug 9 Edith Goldstein

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.  

510-526-8759  edithg@transbay.net


Aug 16 John Annee
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. 510-748-0478  johnannee@comcast.net

 Aug 23 Ann Prince
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).  
 650-952-0990   annprince@fastmail.com

Aug 30 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




 Hike Levels:     Mini    1A   2B