Hikes & Beer!

You know what’s better than a beer on sunny spring day? A hike and a beer! Here are some local adventures with a refreshing reward.

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1) Lands Zen

Find a little peace in San Francisco on an urban walk featuring a beautiful new stairway, panoramic views, a labyrinth, and plentiful coastal drama. Indeed, Lands End is a popular outing on the weekend, but go early or a couple…

2) Tam Hike & Pint

Mount Tam gets a lot of foot traffic, but its more subdued northern flank sees fewer people—and has everything you’d want for a bountiful hike: a large, glowing reservoir, green hills, a banner view of Tam’s east peak, Sierra Nevada–like…

3) Long Distance Relationship

Pacifica wants to get something off its chest. It’s got a lot more going on than a laid-back vibe, good surf, and a beachfront Taco Bell. It’s got a hidden waterfall back in the canyons east of town. And it’s…

4) Regal Eagle

Sure, the main summit of Mount Diablo offers one of the best views in the state, but if you’d rather hike than drive to a summit, lace up your boots for the mountain’s spectacular—and less-traveled—Eagle Peak. At 2,369 feet, it’s not…

5) Sunset Gone Wilder

So you’re sort of snobby about your sunsets? You like a brilliant technicolor all across the sky as the sun sets on the horizon? Great! Go Wilder! Wilder Ranch State Park’s Old Cove Landing Trail is an easy 3-mile (round-trip)…

6) Headlands Happiness

One of the many reasons people love the Bay Area is that getting outdoors for a coastal adventure is always an option. And there’s probably no better example than hiking the Marin Headlands from Muir Beach. Just 30 minutes from…


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