For those of you who are out here in SF, and are looking for a quick escape, and are sick of the crowds in Muir Woods, try this hike. It’s just off Highway One beyond the Devil’s Slide (near Montara.) It’s eight miles round trip — and the first four miles are straight uphill— but the views of the East Bay and San Francisco are tremendous. Warning: clear your schedule after you do this. I couldn’t walk for a couple of days afterwards.