An out and back from here, and an easy place to get in a mile and an half.
Take the Hawk Camp Trail to Hawk Camp. Whether you come from the Tennessee Valley Trail
by way of the Marincello Trail
or up the Bobcat Trail
through the Gerbode Valley, you'll be climbing regardless. Treat yourself to a picnic when you get to the campground, you'll have earned it!
Your view will be of the Gerbode Valley, which leads out to the Rodeo Valley and Cronkhite Beach. Thankfully there are tables and trees which makes this a great protected spot for your picnic. Be warned that unattended items can blow away, especially when the wind howls up from the valley floor.
Camping is not open year round. Check online