The Hiker's Hut in Sam McDonald County Park, San Mateo County CA
The Hiker's Hut is a hidden treasure, owned and operated by the Loma Prieta Chapter of the Sierra Club. It can be reached from several different trail heads, but the primary one is a one and one-half mile hike from the main parking lot at Sam McDonald County Park. Starting up the trail, the first half-mile leads steeply up through a redwood forest; the last mile heads over grassy meadows and wooded ridge tops.
Take a look, and see if this is your idea of a quick get-away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. It works for me!