Good fishing

I usually float tube here, but have been on a boat as well. When I float tube, I’m less inclined to kick all the way to the inlet (where there’s usually pretty good fishing)... but I’ve always done pretty well along the shoreline & usually am able to catch my limit in my secret spot! 😉 There can be quite a bit of wind on this lake, so just keep that in mind if you’re float tubing or on the SUP (which they now rent in the marina!). FYI—fishing season here & nearby closes 11/15.

bring snacks & your fly rod!

Really beautiful hike! It was a good challenge for me, because of the altitude (& a couple switchbacks near the lake). We spent the day at valentine, had sandwiches & caught a bunch of small brookies on a fly rod at the outlet. There was still snow on the mountains (& a little remained on the trail) in the spring, which made for great photos!

unfortunately, we weren't able to complete this hike, since we arrived late and had permits for the subway the following day... but we did wander up the narrows for several miles and turned around. still definitely worth the trip!! i wore my trail runners and they did great! (just brought a little newspaper to shove in them & they dried overnight)

unfortunately we managed to miss metlako falls in both directions. Punchbowl falls was really beautiful. will definitely be back when it's warmer, so we can go for a swim!

one of my all-time favorite adventures and has gotten better each time i've done it. It's challenging and beautiful!

had such an amazing week with phil, hugh, oscar, steve & the rest!! the 4 of us were all beginners (at both surfing & yoga), but hugh was able to get all of us up on some waves & tara had us stretched and ready for the next surf session! super low key week, where you can do as much or as little as you want! definitely looking forward to a return trip!

really fun morning activity in a beautiful location! we were all beginners, but always felt comfortable. ryan was super pleasant, knowledgeable, attentive and shared his pho recipe with us! my mom even caught a few tiny waves at the end of our excursion!! would definitely recommend to people looking for a mellow half-day adventure!

Kelly Drake

almost 6 years ago

good hike--i'd definitely do it again. it wasn't too challenging, but got some decent mileage in! the weather was perfect!

Definitely hiked this after a rain & was covered in mud! Also, highly recommend bringing some bug spray.

Kelly Drake

over 6 years ago

Bring lots of bug spray &/or cover up!

The trail can get a little hot & a little crowded, so I prefer to go early in the morning. Also, you can drop off of the main path & hike down to some tide pools that are big enough to swim in (tide permitting, of course).

I met a friend at the safeway & we ran along crissy field to Hopper's hands (2.75mi one way, according to my garmin). We had to dodge some tourists, but the weather was nice & it was sunny by the time we got to the end! Since it was my first high five, I had to ask the rangers hanging out at fort point where to find Hopper's hands (I was pretty sure my brother sent me on a wild goose chase). They pointed me to the chain link fence, where the plaque is located. Side note: there are also SFMOMA traveling exhibits out in crissy field right now, if you're into that sort of thing.