Epic One-Day Adventures: Hiking and Running on the Dipsea Trail

On Friday, October 14, we will remind all of you of your God-given right to ditch out of work to raft, hike, learn how to surf, or take a motorcycle tour — basically to do any fun, outdoors thing you've been putting off. National Day of Adventure is a skip day for adults where we encourage you to take a single-day adventure that will turn your sick day into a sick! day.

California's Dispea Trail consists of five of the most awe-inspiring — and varied — miles you'll ever hike. It starts in the giant redwoods of Muir Woods and ends in the white sands of Stinson Beach.

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Muir Woods is one of the last old-growth coastal redwood forests on the planet, where redwoods can grow more than 300 feet tall and 30 feet wide.

Once out of the woods, there's the 1,365-foot vista, with a panorama of the San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Pacific Ocean.

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It's downhill from there to Stinson Beach, where you can surf, swim, or lounge on the sand before making the return trip. 

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