Take A Hike

Join hiking leader Larry as he takes you on refreshing morning hikes through the beautiful scenery of different Bay Area trails. Each month, we'll venture to a different trail for fresh air and exercise. Family and youth hikes are also offered each month! Bring the little ones along as we take in views and spot local wildlife.

Some hikes require pre-registration. Please see the front desk for current hike offerings.

Don't Forget: Pack a windbreaker, water, snacks, and please wear comfortable shoes.

Upcoming Hikes

Lands End, Golden Gate Recreation Area
Saturday, September 8 at 10am

Famous for views of the Pacific Ocean, the Marin Headlands and the Golden Gate Strait, we will hike the Lands End coastal trail from the ruins of Sutro Baths to Sea Cliff and on to China Beach. This trail is the path of a former train line built expressly to bring swimmers to the Sutro Baths in the late 1900s.
This hike is about 5 miles and will take 2.5 hours—finishing up in time for lunch. After the hike, why not enjoy more views of the Pacific Ocean with lunch at Louie’s or the Cliff House nearby?


The Peninsula Watershed above San Andreas, Crystal Springs & Pilarcitos Reservoirs
Saturday, October 27 at 8:45am

This is a 13 mile hike and the longest one that the YMCA has ever offered. You must be a strong hiker for this hike. There are great views and this is a rare opportunity to visit a place normally closed to the public. Registration will be required and limited to 20 hikers max. 

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