Looking for a good weekend trip in the bay area (CA)
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Oct 12, 2011 at 6:12 pm #1280519
I just moved to San Francisco and a couple friends and I want to go on a weekend trip somewhere relatively close to here. Scenery doesn't really matter, so I'm open to mountains, beaches, cliffs, etc.
Although I've lived in the area before for some time, I never really went backpacking around here and I haven't the slightest clue as to where to start. I'm used to backpacking the sierras, san gabriels, san bernardinos, etc.
We would prefer a place where we can get water nearby, stream/lake fishing would be a great bonus but its not a deal breaker. Just looking for a fun weekend getaway.
Any trail suggestions would be greatly appreciated!Oct 12, 2011 at 6:20 pm #1789774Ken ThompsonBPL Member
@hereLocale: Right there
+ a dozen moreOct 12, 2011 at 6:25 pm #1789776
Thanks for the quick reply, mate. I'll start researching those areasOct 13, 2011 at 9:35 am #1790011Ken HelwigBPL Member
@kennyhel77Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Ken is correct about Point Reyes. The area is quite beautiful but you can only camp at designated sites. I would also look at Big Basin St. Park or maybe Skyline To The Sea trail. Portola St. Park in San Mateo County has a few options. Ohlone Wilderness in Alameda County is another option. If you travel just south of Monterey there is the Ventana Wilderness where there are multiple places to go.Oct 13, 2011 at 11:19 am #1790058
This is why I love this community, so helpful!
Thank you so much!Oct 13, 2011 at 10:59 pm #1790366Stephan DoyleMember
Henry Coe can be hot and dry. Some good hills and elevation change that will keep you in shape over the winter months.
Lost Coast, a bit further north, is a bit of a drive (maybe 5 hours from SF? probably not worse than Ventena), but wonderful.
The Big Sur area, as mentioned, has some wonderful spots. You will leave with poison oak.
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