Top local outdoor adventures for Mother’s Day

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Avery Josephs

Girl walking towards beautiful waterfall on Kent Lake via Candalero Canyon Trail Loop

If you find yourself at a loss for things to do with your mom this Mother’s day, a beautiful day outside is the perfect solution. Since the weather, this Sunday is predicted to be the ideal temperature of about 65 degrees, for an outdoor adventure we recommend a relaxing hike with Mom, while also embracing the beauties of Mother Nature. 

Crissy Field 

View of the Golden Gate Bridge from the Crissy Fields trail. (Chloe Levenson)

If your family isn’t keen on steep hikes, Crissy Field is the perfect option. Located right by the Golden Gate Bridge, Crissy Field’s path features breathtaking views of the bridge and the bay itself. An added plus is the delicious Warming Hut Park Store where you can buy Mom a cup of coffee or a delicious snack.

Mount Diablo 

Mount Diablo, in the eastern hills of the Bay Area, is a beautiful hike to take with your mother. Its vast variety of trails provides a high summit meaning plenty of incredible views, best when the skies are clear. The Four Peaks loop trail is perfect for a trip with family due to the lots of activities provided like camping and tours. You and your family can visit the trails with parking at the end of the regency drive.

Sorich Park

Outlook showcasing views of Marin County along the Sorich Ridge Loop, a perfect view for a Mothers Day hike. (Chloe Levenson)

Sorich Park, located at the end of San Francisco Blvd in San Anselmo, has many adventurous hiking trails available. We recommend Tomahawk Trail, the loop around Sorich Park. San Francisco, Novato, and more are visible from the trail, perfect for some Mother’s Day sightseeing. 

Dipsea trail

Views of Stinson beach from Dipsea trail. (Avery Josephs)

Hiking the Dipsea trail is a fantastic way to spend Mother’s Day. This hike starts in Mill Valley and reaches seven miles of hills, forests, and incredible views across the coast of California, ending at Stinson Beach. Prepare for a lot of ups and downs, but the trail will give you great exercise, and amazing sights.

Kent Lake via Candalero Canyon Trail Loop

Girl walking towards beautiful waterfall on Kent Lake via Candalero Canyon Trail Loop (Avery Josephs)

If your mom is in the mood to see some beautiful waterfalls, we recommend Kent Lake via Candalero Canyon Trail Loop. This hidden gem located deep into Fairfax, past Bon Tempe Lake, is a definite must-see. As you walk up the hills there is a massive waterfall visible for the majority of the hike. Additionally, if one doesn’t want to do the whole 6.5-mile loop, it is very easy to turn around at any point of the trail. 

Mother’s Day is a very special day to celebrate a very special figure in the lives of many people across the world. The perfect way to complement this holiday is by celebrating Mother Earth herself and venturing out into the wilderness.