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Scenic Nature Hike & Lunch

Half Moon Bay, United States

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Experience hosted by Rachel

3 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Looking for a local to show you the hidden trails in Half Moon Bay? Join me for a 1 to 3-mile (1.6-5K) hike/walk through the redwood forest in Higgins Purisima Canyon, just 20 minutes south of Main St Half Moon Bay. We can count banana slugs and look for other animals while walking along Purisima Creek through redwood trees native only to Northern California.

After the hike we will meet in historic downtown Half Moon Bay for deli sandwiches with freshly made bread (or other food items that meet your dietary needs). We can support local businesses and socially distance while sitting in the outside garden at San Benito House. We can discuss other trails and places to eat around the area. Guests will leave with newfound friends and knowledge of all the “hidden gems” the coast has to offer. This event is great for individuals, groups, couples or families of all ages, any time of year!

Who: Anyone interested in nature, light exercise, and conversation
What: 1-3-mile (1.6-5k) hike/walk, easy to moderate steepness
Where: Higgins Purisima Redwood Forrest (or another trail depending on size of our group)
When: 12:00pm weekdays
9:00am weekends
Why: Because it’s fun getting to know people and new areas!

(I also offer walks that are kid-friendly, dog-friendly, or appropriate for your level of fitness in eucalyptus or cypress tree groves along the coast. Just ask!).
Looking for a local to show you the hidden trails in Half Moon Bay? Join me for a 1 to 3-mile (1.6-5K) hike/walk through the redwood forest in Higgins Purisima Canyon, just 20 minutes south of Main St Half Moon Bay. We can count banana slugs and look for other animals while walking along Purisima Creek through redwood trees native only to Northern California.

After the hike we will meet in historic downtown Half Moon Bay for deli sandw…

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What's included

  • Food
    Deli sandwiches from San Benito after the Higgins Canyon Redwood walk
    ...
  • Drinks
    Soft drink with lunch
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Thu, Jan 21
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Fri, Jan 22
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Sat, Jan 23
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$49 per person
$49 per person

Meet your host, Rachel

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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As a fellow traveler, I always enjoyed meeting people in the places I visited. The interactions made my trips memorable. I’d love to do the same by hosting people who are exploring the coastal area of Northern California. I’m enthusiastic about sharing my favorite nature spots along the coast and I enjoy connecting with people from all walks of life.

I’ve lived in Half Moon Bay since I was four years old. As a kid we used to spend our days riding bikes along the coastal trail and around our neighborhood. We ran Cross Country in the trails through the trees and along the beach. I’d love to share that with other people.

As I got older I gained experience as a camp counselor and then as a high school teacher, so I’m good at asking questions and making people feel connected to each other. Hopefully my openness will make you feel at home.
As a fellow traveler, I always enjoyed meeting people in the places I visited. The interactions made my trips memorable. I’d love to do the same by hosting people who are exploring the coastal area of Northern California. I’m enthusiastic about sharing my favorite nature spots along the coast and I enjoy connecting with people from all walks of life.

I’ve lived in Half Moon Bay since I was four years old. As a kid we used to spend our days riding bikes along the coastal trail and aro…
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Where you'll be

There are several walks available to us in the Half Moon Bay area, depending on the size of our group and your needs. Half Moon Bay is 25 miles south of San Francisco and 60 miles north of Santa Cruz on the coast. We have the option of hiking through redwoods, eucalyptus, or cypress trees and eating at the nearby sandwich, burger, or taqueria places with outdoor seating.

1 review

Gina
December 2020
This hike was magical! I didn't know what to expect going into this adventure, but I was pleasantly surprised! Rachel was super nice and easygoing and the location was beautiful. I never would have known about this hike and I plan to come back to experience it again. It was nice to have rachel as a guide because she grew up here and had a lot of cool stories to tell. Although the hike isn’t for the thrill seeker because it’s fairly easy, it didn’t disappoint. Overall, I had a great day and it was just nice to be outside and meet someone new.
This hike was magical! I didn't know what to expect going into this adventure, but I was pleasantly surprised! Rachel was super nice and easygoing and the location was beautiful. I…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Sturdy walking shoes

Flexible clothing