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Second time to this beautiful peaceful place. Couldn't do it first time around and I consider myself an able bodied person. The stairs are killer, but today doable! Breathtaking views, great smell of nature, more hikers today than last time, but friendly and courteous. Bring water and a snack. Consider finding a spot half way thru to sit and "be" in the beauty that is nature and California. I'll be bring people back here forever.
Great hike and a great burn for the gams! I did just an out and back from the bootjack campground parking lot to Muir Woods. It was a beautiful hike, much of it followed a small stream with multiple tiny waterfalls (or water falling over rocks really). Not many people on the trail until you hit Muir Woods. Next time I would probably cut back before the visitors center.
Very nice hike, worth noting that you can also drive your car down the hill, take a left and you can find parking with access to Rodeo Valley Trail which takes you to the Miwok / Bobcat intersection. Views are great at the top, you can see the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate through the hills. When you're down, its worth a drive down to the beach
Fabulous hike. Start from the auxiliary Muir Woods parking lot and you will see signs for Dipsea Trail. Once on it you will wind through the highlands cross crossing the fire road until you hit the woods. This is where it gets a little steep but the trail is well groomed and easy to navigate. I went on a weekday so the traffic was non existent. Took about 5 hours of consistent walking to cover the 10ish miles all the way down to Stetson Beach which is a sleepy town w cafes, etc. my tracker said I climbed 199 stories of stairs and took about 22K steps. Enjoy!!