Now that the weather is warming up in the Bay Area, we've been motivated to get back into our routine of weekend hikes. These are a few of our favourites:
Length: 3.4 miles
Bonus: Minimum hills. Maximum views. Enough said.
Nimitz Way Trail at Inspiration Point
Length: approx. 4 miles
Bonus: Panoramic views of the Bay Area, although be prepared for crowds during the weekends.
Length: multiple trails from 0.5 - 10 miles. See trail descriptions here.
Bonus: Walking under the giant redwood trees is pretty awesome; the Dipsea trail is strenuous but ending it at Stinson Beach is epic.
Photo: healthy maven
Since we are almost always hiking with the kids, we've learnt these are essential for a successful hiking session:
• plenty of water
• snacks: trail mix (make your own!), bars, bananas or apples, baby snacks
• sunscreen is a must!
• insect repellent
• sturdy shoes
The best part? They all fit nicely into our MAIKA adjustable roll top backpack.
Not only is it lightweight enough to lug around for a few miles, seeing how we've had more than a couple of accidental spills, we're pretty happy about the waterproof lining.😉
All photos courtesy of MAIKA unless otherwise stated.