We are three women planning to hike from the Marin Headlands to Olema at the end of September. We are between 63-63, in good shape and experienced hikers, but our knees are the same age that we are, so very steep or strenuous downhill stretches can pose a problem.
From our reading, it looks like the hike from Stinson to Bolinas will be the most challenging -- particularly the Willow Camp Trail to the Coast Trail. Our question: how steep and strenuous is this section of the hike? And how much of the Stinson-to-Bolinas route is climbing or descending, as opposed to being on more flat terrain?
I realize that the question "how steep and strenuous" can be hard to answer, so as a point of comparison: last year I hiked the Matt Davis Trail out of Stinson to the Pantoll Station, then back down the Dipsea back into Stinson. It was challenging but not beyond what was manageable. I just wonder how the Stinson to Bolinas compares.
Thank you so much for any input you might have.
Elizabeth, Danielle, and Cindy