A pleasant, undulating hike along Drakes Estero (see north district trails
, PDF) to Sunset Beach and back.
Gill illustrates the length of Drakes Estero.
Rob slowly sinking into the mud on Sunset Beach.
I think this is a striped shore crab, saw a couple of these guarding the approach to the beach.(7.71 miles, total elevation gain 1,594 feet, 2 hours 48 minutes (average 2.76 mph), view in Google Earth)
Hike starts at: 38.081683, -122.9142.
Hill 88 is a favorite walk when the Marin headlands are free from fog. Starting from Fort Cronkhite
the Coastal Trail winds up to Hill 88 at 960ft, past various WWII era coastal defenses. Cross the ridge and descend down Wolf Ridge Trail and Miwok Trail to complete a 4.5 mile loop.
Rodeo Beach viewed from the Coastal Trail. As you ascend there are views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco.
Battery Townsley, one of several coastal defenses passed on the walk.
View of Mount Tamalpais as you begin to descend Wolf Ridge Trail.(4.56 miles, total elevation gain 1,142 feet, 1 hour 38 minutes (average 2.79 mph), view in Google Earth)
Hike starts at: 37.832683, -122.526217.