Hike to the Nature Friends Tourist Club

San Francisco Nature Friends Tourist Club

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Combine 2 of the bay's best - hiking and beer. You can hike part of the historic Dipsea Trail to the Tourist Club. Duration: Half day.

On a warm weekend afternoon, this is a great place to grab a beer after hiking or running near Muir Woods. You can access the club by hiking the Dipsea (2 miles), the Redwood (~1 mile) or the Sun Trail (~0.8 miles). If you're coming by car, there's a parking lot above the club with a short hike downhill. Check their Calendar for hours and dates.

Pack List

  • Trail shoes or hiking boots
  • Athletic clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash for beers
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How to Get There

almost 3 years ago

Your hiking time can very much depend on where you park.

almost 3 years ago

almost 3 years ago

As others have said get there early and bring cash if you want to purchase anything there. Only open to the public apx 3 days/year so you have to plan ahead!

almost 3 years ago

about 3 years ago

Bring board games and blankets...epic entire day trip if you want it to be...and you will!

about 3 years ago

over 3 years ago

Can't ask for anything better then a beautiful hike and a cold beer waiting for you at the end. The Nature Tourist Club is one of a kind. Hidden amongst the trees in Muir Woods it has a beautiful location, great German beers (and wine), and board games to play. Make sure you check their website to see when they're open to the public. They have a Mayfest 5/18 you can buy tickets for on their website.

over 3 years ago

over 3 years ago

It can get pretty packed in here - but it really is worth the hike.

over 3 years ago

over 3 years ago

Awesome and rewarding hike to a hidden brewery!

over 3 years ago

over 3 years ago

Check their website to see which days they're actually open to the public, and try to get there early. It really fills up.

over 3 years ago

over 3 years ago

get there earlier, closer to when it opens so you don't have to wait in line!

over 3 years ago

over 3 years ago

Make sure you check the calendar as the Tourist Club is only open to the public (non-members) certain days/times. If you're planning to go - head out early and enjoy a picnic with beer. There is limited space for entrance and seating, so going early has its rewards. Bring food in - there are only a couple options (chips, beef jerky). This is a really chill, fun weekend destination!

over 3 years ago

over 3 years ago

A must

over 3 years ago

over 3 years ago

Don't forget to bring cash! No credit cards.

over 3 years ago

almost 4 years ago

Looks cool!

almost 4 years ago

almost 4 years ago

Bring food with you if you plan to spend a couple hours there. The food selection is a little limited.

almost 4 years ago

almost 4 years ago

Exercise and beer...umm, yes.

almost 4 years ago

almost 4 years ago

Come early and don't forget to grab an oversized Slim Jim from the bar.

almost 4 years ago

about 4 years ago

Be sure to bring some cash with you for the beers. They don't take credit cards.

about 4 years ago

Added by Nick Wagner

Activities:

Chillin, Hiking

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Rating:

Features:

Adult Beverages
Bathrooms
Forest
Groups
Picnic Area

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