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San Francisco Crosstown Trail Wellness Hike and Discussion

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June 15 @ 8:00 am 3:30 pm

Free event! 1.0 Hour Wellness Competence

Law practice can be grueling. The work can be intense, and the hours, long. Stress is inevitable, but with a systematic and comprehensive wellness program, with regular hiking as the foundation, manageable.

There is no better way to experience San Francisco than to hike it. The San Francisco Crosstown Trail is a moderate 15.5-mile (2,000 feet elevation) hike, traversing most of the green spaces in San Francisco, roughly in a diagonal line starting at Candlestick Point and ending at, quite sensibly, Lands’ End, overlooking the Pacific. Hike details are found here:

We will stop for lunch ( along the route, likely at around noon.

San Francisco Crosstown Trai

We will discuss practical strategies for managing mental health, stress, and overall well-being that are tailored to the legal profession, focusing on physical and professional health. Hiking and other structured social exercise activities, engaged in regularly and with intention, can form the foundation for a positive work-life balance, increase self-awareness and self-regulation, protect against attorney stress, and stimulate creativity and initiative both inside and outside a law practice. Program materials will be distributed to participants. 

Essential Information: Please bring water (at least 40 fluid ounces), snacks, good hiking shoes/boots, hat, sunblock, and long pants. Walking sticks are optional for this hike. Hiking can be a rigorous activity, with injury possible. By signing up, you understand and acknowledge the foregoing.

Pre-Registration Deadline: The deadline to pre-register is June 14, 2024.

Cancellations: For cancellations, please email

For registration information, call (916) 516-1757. Telephone registrations will not be accepted. For program content and/or Section information call (916) 516-1746. If there are questions about this program, including carpooling, please contact John Pavolotsky at

This event may be recorded. By attending this event, you consent to be photographed, filmed, and/or otherwise recorded, and to any use, by the CLA, of your likeness, voice, and name in any and all media including social media. If you do not want your name or photo to be used, please let us know in advance. We cannot, however, honor requests to opt out of the use of your image or voice if you choose to ask a question during one of the event sessions.

Photos from the Dipsea Trail Wellness Hike and Discussion on May 18

Group selfie at a bridge
Wide shot of hikers going up trail

We are committed to accessibility! Virtual events are equipped with closed captioning. To request an in-person accommodation, send us a note at or contact us at 916-516-1760 for assistance.


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