Bastendorff Bog Hike
You can Opt Outside with the South Coast Striders this Friday and join them for a hike (good for working off the Thanksgiving feast). They will do the Bastendorff Bog trail hike out and back, with some additional hiking in the area. The hike will start in the Sunset Bay Day Use area at 9 a.m., and it's free and open to the public.
The South Coast Striders will hike from there (Sunset Bay Day Use area), cross Cape Arago Hwy, go through the campground, and follow the bog trail out to Yoakam Point, which will provide an excellent view of Cape Arago Lighthouse (above), and a mystery feature pictured above. They will then return to the starting point, and those wanting a longer hike will continue hiking along the coast to Shore Acres and back. You'll see some great ocean views and very interesting trees along the way.
Be prepared for any weather conditions with foul weather gear, food and water. Moderate, ~ 4-5 mostly flat miles. Note that the 9 a.m. start time will give you the opportunity to shop local in your home town after the hike.