SAN FRANCISCO HIKING CLUB

OAKWOOD VALLEY - TENNESSEE VALLEY LOOPS

  • 09/22/2018
  • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Meet under the Safeway sign at Market & Dolores

Leader:  Ken Robin & Keith Baillie

Leader Email:  k.robin@sbcglobal.net

Leader Phone:  510-926-9220

Meeting TIME & PLACE:  9:30AM Under the Safeway sign on Market at Dolores.  Depart 9:45.

Rating:  Level-3

Mileage:  8 miles for the longer loop; 5 miles for the shorter one.

Elevation Gain:  1500' for the longer loop; 1000' for the shorter one.

Description:  This hike will constitute TWO loops of different lengths: a shorter, 5 mile loop with 1000 feet elevation gain, and a longer, 8 mile loop with 1500 feet elevation gain. Both groups will start together in the scenic Oakwood Valley, only 12 miles from San Francisco. After hiking through the wooded valley, we'll climb up to the ridge, with views of Richardson Bay, and then all the way to San Francisco and down into the Gerbode Valley. At about 3 miles Keith will lead the shorter hike onto the pleasant Old Springs trail down to Tennessee Valley, and then on the wooded Rhubarb Trail back to the trailhead. Ken will lead the longer hike up Wolf Ridge, and then down the steep Coastal Trail into Tennessee Valley. We'll hike up Tennessee Valley, and then down Rhubarb Trail back to the trailhead. NOTE: Depending on carpool driver availability, the hikers on the shorter hike MAY have to wait for the other hikers for a ride back to San Francisco.

Bring / Wear:  Water, layers for a hike near the coast, lunch, sunscreen and hat for the exposed areas, hiking poles for the steep Coastal Trail descent.

Rain Policy:  Hike will take place rain or shine.

Driving Distance:  24 miles total there and back.

Total of Bridge Tolls and Entry Fees:  $7

Carpooling Cost:  $5

Alternate Meeting Place:  Oakwood Valley trailhead at 10:15 am. Take Highway 101 in Marin to Highway 1. In 1/2 mile make a left turn onto Tennessee Valley Road. In another half mile there will be a large meadow on the left. Park on the side of the road.  G-Maps link (or enter 700 Tennessee Valley Road, Mill Valley, 94941): https://www.google.com/maps/dir/2020+Market+Street,+San+Francisco,+CA/700+Tennessee+Valley+Rd,+Mill+Valley,+CA+94941/@37.8241415,-122.5478947,34437m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x808f7e1e329b437d:0xf9b56566bbf7a57f!2m2!1d-122.4279658!2d37.7688946!1m5!1m1!1s0x80858567b4cbd9d7:0xf98e645a19eb27f0!2m2!1d-122.5277377!2d37.8695886!3e0

Alternate Meeting Time:   10:15 - 10:30AM

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