From Pirates to Zen

San Francisco, California

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There are so many aspects of this hike to like. There are few more breathtaking sights than walking along the Paci?c Ocean on the Coastal Trail, and this route starts with almost 4.5 miles of coastal views. Muir Beach is a beautiful halfway point and a great place to stop and have a picnic. Others can stop for a bite at the Pelican Inn, a sixteenth-century-style inn and restaurant near the beach. The return trip meanders through the Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, an organic farm and Zen retreat that has you feeling like you’ve been temporarily swept away to Japan. And the Green Gulch, Coyote Ridge, and Miwok trails give you expansive valley views.
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by Alexandra Kenin (The Mountaineers Books)

There are so many aspects of this hike to like. There are few more breathtaking sights than walking along the Paci?c Ocean on the Coastal Trail, and this route starts with almost 4.5 miles of coastal views. Muir Beach is a beautiful halfway point and a great place to stop and have a picnic. Others can stop for a bite at the Pelican Inn, a sixteenth-century-style inn and restaurant near the beach.

The return trip meanders through the Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, an organic farm and Zen retreat that has you feeling like you’ve been temporarily swept away to Japan. And the Green Gulch, Coyote Ridge, and Miwok trails give you expansive valley views.

© 2016  Alexandra Kenin /The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: San Francisco
Distance: 9.0
Elevation Gain: 2,100 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 4 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Local Maps: Tennessee Valley trailhead
Driving Directions: Directions to From Pirates to Zen

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