About 10 miles north of San Francisco, I hiked with a local friend to West Point Inn - a 110 year old cabin maintained for public use by volunteer inn keepers. On the upper south slope of Mt. Tamalpais in Mill Valley, the wood cabin towers above Marin County with vistas including Mt. Diablo, San Francisco skyline, Sausalito, Richmond Bridge and blue skies. Kind'a made me feel like an eagle soaring above it all.
We arrived to the West Point Inn on a rather gentle trail with a semi-steep switch back only on last 1/4 mile. Native flowers, trees, and deer were seen along the way. At one point, my friend slipped and fell on the trail because of either an untied shoelace or tree root, which I only mention to remind you to be careful where you step when hiking. And make sure your hiking boots have excellent tread!