Long a gut punch portion of the legendary Dipsea Race – competitors in the race don’t have the time or inclination to take in the expansive views – Cardiac Hill presents gorgeous scenery and a fantastic sunset picnic spot, says 7X7 magazine.

For the uninitiated, simply drive from the 2am Club up Montford Avenue. Take a right to park ($6) at Pantoll Campground and Ranger Station. From here, it’s a mostly flat half-mile hike along Deer Park Fire Road, which crosses the parking lot, or traverse instead through the redwoods on the parallel Old Mine Trail. You’ll arrive at a grassy knoll speckled with large, flat rocks perfect for your picnic.

But first, stop for Puerto Rican eats—think veggie or bistec sandwiches and ponche (a mix of mango iced tea and limeade)—at Sol Food(401 Miller Ave., Mill Valley). Or, choose from a generous selection of cheeses and cured meats, wine, and beer at the Mill Valley Market(12 Corte Madera Ave.).