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Hike And Watch A Magical Sunrise

guided hike

Hike And Watch A Magical Sunrise

30 reviews
Availability for this experience is rare.
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transportation, Equipment
Hosted in
English
guided hike

Hike And Watch A Magical Sunrise

guided hike

Hike And Watch A Magical Sunrise

30 reviews
Availability for this experience is rare.
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transportation, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Mount Tamalpais has one of the BEST sunrises in the Bay. The road to the top is only open to vehicles after 7 am—hiking up is the only way to enjoy the sunrise. Rachelle and I will meet you in the parking lot next to Mountain Home Inn between 5 and 6 am (time of year dependent). I’ll send a group message before the hike with the exact meeting time. If you're in San Francisco and need a ride, let us know! It's 2 miles on trails to the top with 1,600 ft. of elevation gain. You should be in moderately good shape--we'll go at a pace allowing everyone to keep up though. We'll reach the top 15 - 25 minutes before sunrise. We'll spend 20-30 minutes at the top to give you time to watch the sunrise, take pictures, and soak it all in. You'll get amazing views of the Bay, Mount Diablo, and Sutro Tower. Once back, we'll drive 10 minutes to Flour Craft Bakery (it's gluten-free!) in Mill Valley where you can purchase coffee/tea and baked goods likes waffles and toast. This hike normally has 4-5 people (not including Rachelle and I). - Instagram account where you can see recent photos: @airbnbtamsunrise - We donate a portion of proceeds to local non-profits we love - If you're a Veteran, the hike is free for you and a +1. Message me for details! See you soon! Andrew + Rachelle

Your hosts

Hey, I'm Andrew! I've lived in San Francisco for six years and I've led groups on hikes and backpacking trips 10 years. I love helping people explore nature and new places and I especially love sunrise hikes. Before joining Airbnb I spent three years organizing and leading athletic camps for Veterans, including hiking camps. Hey, I'm Rachelle! I'm Andrew's wife and help co-host for this experience when my schedule allows me to join. I was born and raised in the Bay and love hiking and sunrises and baked goods just as much as Andrew. I can't wait to take you up Mount Tam to experience the magical sunrise. If you need a ride, let us know and we can coordinate to pick you up! We also host a cooking experience! https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1298734 Instagram account to see more photos: @airbnbtamsunrise We donate 10% to charity.
Andrew
Andrew
Rachelle
Rachelle

What's included

Food
Energy bars like Rx bars and Clif bars will be available during the hike. After the hike we'll head to Flour Craft bakery…
Drinks
Bring a water bottle on the hike, there are drinking fountains at the start and at the top to fill up on water.
Transportation
If you're staying in San Francisco and need a ride, we'll pick you up and drop you off afterwards. We'll message you the…
Equipment
I'll have my iphone 11 pro which takes great low lighting photos. I'll show you where to get some of the best photos, and…

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Where you'll be

Mount Tam used to be home to the Mount Tam and Muir Woods Railway, a railroad that went up to the top of the peak. It's the highest peak in the area and has views of the entire Bay Area. The Mill Valley Lumber Yard was founded in 1892 and has been converted into a place full of really great places to eat and relax. Flour Craft creates their seasonal menu from local ingredients in a dedicated gluten-free facility. https://flourcraftbakery.com/

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Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend. If you have any medical conditions that might impact your experience (asthma, food sensitivities, bee allergy, etc.) please message me or pull me aside before we start hiking. Thank you, and can't wait to hike…

More tips

You should be in moderately good shape to do this hike. Please wear sturdy running, walking, or hiking shoes as you'll need good footing in the dark and some spots are uneven. I've taken first aid courses to treat blisters, cuts, and sprains and will have a first aid kit on me during the hike.

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Hike And Watch A Magical Sunrise
30 reviews
From $80/person
30 reviews
From $80/person