California Coastal Range Walking & Hiking New!
- Delve into the natural diversity of Point Reyes National Seashore
- Ramble in Muir Woods, declared a national monument by Theodore Roosevelt a century ago
- Savor a Michelin-starred dinner at Murray Circle Restaurant
- Angel Island, a hiker's paradise
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From Point Reyes & Marin County to San Francisco
California's north coast will delight you. From the rugged beaches of Point Reyes National Seashore to the sparkling waters of San Francisco Bay. One day you'll hike in a natural cathedral of ancient redwoods. The next, through windswept native grassland and lush fir forests. The churning Pacific spreads out before you. The region's natural splendor is all around you. View it. Breathe it. Taste it. Will it be the succulent Tomales Bay oysters or the Michelin-starred cuisine you'll love most? The very best of the region in six days: we make it happen.
Days 1-2 Discover the stunning natural diversity of Point Reyes National Seashore Journey north over the Golden Gate Bridge for a hike amid Douglas fir and towering redwoods What's better than sublime ridgetop views of Tomales Bay? Savoring the bay's famous oysters! As you kayak on Tomales Bay, watch for tule elk grazing on the shore Walk along the water's edge on a sandy beach Enjoy a farm-to-table dinner at a working dairy and cheese farmstead.
Day 3 Ramble in Muir Woods, established as a national monument 100 years ago Get set to enjoy some of the most phenomenal views in northern California From Stinson Beach, hike the heavenly trails of Mount Tamalpais through the fern-lined canyon of Steep Ravine The evening is yours to explore the chic-meets-woodsy town of Mill Valley.
Days 4-6 Epic vistas of San Francisco Bay greet you in the Marin Headlands Ascend the Dipsea steps, an infamous section of the Dipsea Race, the oldest trail race in the country In Muir Woods, walk in the shadow of redwoods before sitting down to an authentic English pub lunch at the Tudor-style Pelican Inn Dinner at the Michelin-starred Murray Circle Restaurant might well be a trip highlight Ferry to history-rich Angel Island - once an immigration station, it's now a hiker's paradise boasting million-dollar views Say goodbye on San Francisco's iconic waterfront.
Guests Reviews About This Trip
This new trip gives hikers a chance to experience a wonderful diversity of pristine and protected landscapes, including Point Reyes National Seashore, Muir Woods National Monument, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and several state parks and county open-space preserves. And it's all located barely a stone's throw away from San Francisco - an amazing city to explore before or after your walking adventure!- Regional Manager, California
Marshall (2 nights) Beautifully restored by legendary San Francisco restaurateur and designer Pat Kuleto, this 1930s fish house and cabins are set on stilts above the bay.
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Mill Valley (1 night) Tucked in the redwoods at the foot of Mount Tamalpais, this chic European-style hotel is just steps from the galleries, boutiques and restaurants of Mill Valley.
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Sausalito (2 nights) Luxurious and impeccably restored military officers' quarters of Fort Baker, nestled under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa)
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This Trip Is Rated Level 2-5
Routes For All Abilities
Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next-and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.
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|Kayaking on Tomales Bay (2.5 hours)|
The terrain on this trip includes coastal trails, beach walks and forested and meadow trails.
* Includes a shuttle