This is one of those hikes that you spend the first half hour walking uphill at various angles, from meandering to steep. We were going out to brunch, (or more like afternoon tea),to celebrate a friend's birthday at the Marriott Hotel in Half Moon Bay. Therefore we had to do quick 3.5 mile hike. It was however lovely and quiet. It had rained a few weeks before, so the moss on the trees was beautiful..