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Golden Gate National Recreation Area

September 4 - September 9

Trip Navigation

Volunteers will help with coastal trail projects in Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties. Projects will include repairing trail tread and drainage systems, re-grading trails, cutting back encroaching vegetation along trail corridors, hauling heavy materials, and maintaining and reconstructing trail features such as staircases, fences, and boardwalks.

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Host

National Park Service

Accommodations

Car Camping Tent Sites

Hiking/Access

Day Hiking up to 3 miles per day

Project Rating

Difficult

Minimum Volunteer Age

14

Maximum Group Size

8

Area and Attractions

The Golden Gate National Recreation Area consists of a network of National Parks, Monuments, and Historic Sites located in the San Francisco Bay Area, and stretches 70 miles north and south of the Golden Gate Bridge along the Pacific Ocean. The Parks include ancient redwoods, historic landmarks, miles of trails, rocky shorelines, rare and endangered species, lush coastal wilderness, and breathtaking vistas. Staying in Kent Canyon is an extremely rare opportunity to explore a spectacular section of the San Francisco Bay Area and California coast.

Accommodations Description

Volunteers will stay in car camping tent sites in the Kent Canyon Spike Camp. All group cooking gear is provided for the participants, including utensils, plates, mugs, bowls, two camp cooking stoves and fuel, as well as cleaning supplies such as sponges, soap, wash bins, towels, bleach, and hand sanitizer. There is potable water at the campsite. The camp boasts access to many trails, the occasional early morning bobcat, red-tail hawk, and turkey sightings, running water, toilets, campfire pit, large kitchen space, and two private showers. A short drive away or longer walk and you’ll be at the newly restored and jaw-dropping Muir Beach and the infamous Pelican Inn, a traditional English-style Tudor Inn. The Pelican Inn has a restaurant that serves a hearty blend of country English fare with fine ales, draught beers, stouts, pilsners and a whole range of wines, sherries and ports from around the world. Also nearby is the Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, a lovely place to walk around and enjoy the gardens, and on Sundays they offer public programs and sell homemade, delicious bread! Parking is available at the camp area for all volunteers that are driving to the site. Volunteers should bring their own tent, sleeping bag and pad, and personal items.

Travel

Airport Pickup provided from San Francisco International Airport

Location

Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Haypress Campground, Sausalito, California 94965 United States

Registration

Out of stock!American Hiking Society Member$275.00Wahoo, you get a registration discount!
Out of stock!Non-Member$330.00Registration includes 1-year AHS membership. Welcome!
Out of stock!Additional Trip(s) in 2018$195.00Registration includes 1-year AHS membership. Welcome!
Out of stock!Youth$195.00Under 18 years of age- Must be accompanied by legal guardian on trip
Out of stock!Group$195.004+ Participants, All must be AHS members