This time of year is one of my favorites as the warmer weather means more time spent outdoors. My husband and I love to head into the mountains, pack a few snacks, and hit my favorite hiking trails in Mount Tamalpais. This month, in partnership with Backcountry, I wore some of my favorite pieces out on the mountain.
Backcountry is my one-stop shop for the fitness, yoga, and running gear I love. They carry some of my favorite brands like Nike, Prana, and Patagonia. The wide selection of outdoor gear, makes it easy to find everything I could need for getting outside. Add on the free two-day shipping for orders over $50, and I’m set to go. They have expert advise, their gearheads have extensive experience so whether you’re looking for a yoga set up or even your first pair of hiking boots, they can help through their dedicated service. This individual service goes beyond even after you’ve purchased something — they are curious to know how your purchase went and are always available for help.
My Favorite Hiking Trails in Mount Tamalpais
Mount Tamalpais is absolutely one of my favorite places to hike, as the views are always wide open of the Pacific Ocean. The rolling green hills and trails cut along the ridges of the mountain, making for one of the most scenic hikes I have ever seen. My favorite trail to hike and the one pictured in this post is the Coastal Trail or known as the Bolinas Ridge Trail. We park near a spot called “Parking For 6 Cars” and just over the edge towards the water, you can catch the trail along the road. It’s incredibly scenic, you see views of Stinson Beach and more. This trail is always wide open under the sun, so I always wear a light pair of yoga leggings with a t-shirt, like these Prana Ashley Leggings and the Prana Revere t-shirt pictured. I tie a light sweatshirt around my waist in case the wind picks up, like the Prana Ostara Top I’m wearing and a hat to protect my face from the sun — I love this one I’m wearing by Patagonia. Plus I wear a pair of lighter running shoes, since the trail is well groomed like these Nike Free Runs.
We hike a few of the different trails like the Dipsea trail from the start of Pantoll Campground where it’s cooler and in the shade. I normally opt for a warmer jacket like this one by Patagonia and a good pair of boots. If the winds are kicking in, the Houdini jacket by Patagonia is perfect for the hike. The trail twists in and out of the redwoods, out onto the bluffs where there are beautiful views down the coastline.
Be sure to checkout Backcountry’s Memorial Day Sale for some incredible deals to stock up for getting outside this time of year. There will be great discounts on the best yoga and activewear brands!
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