Explore the most popular kid friendly trails in Mount Tamalpais State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

29 days ago

Great views, beautiful stream, and good distance. A few too many people though

1 month ago

Great hike down into Muir Woods National Monument, and then back up. Like others have said, you cannot see the ocean, but plenty of amazing redwoods.

We arrived at 9:30 and it was easy to park, facilities were available and the trail boasted fantastic views. Things worth noting if mobility or balance is an issue: sometimes the trail has very steep stairs, exposed roots, narrow passage.

Just beautiful! Views everywhere!

Short, easy trail but THE VIEWS.. oh my god. So worth it getting here.

Beautiful hike. Takes you through the gorgeous redwood forest, and has some nice elevation gain. Be mindful you will have to reserve parking online which was $8 I believe, and then pay $10/person to get into the park.

so much greenery, feels like a wonderland!

we started at bottom neat stinson beach hiked up hill ,the trail has a lot of stairs and a ladder .stopped at top af mt tamalpias the loop back.

Great for small kids. Paved, with spectacular views of the Bay Area.

Very moderate with some steep hills

We started from/ended at the Visitor's Center parking lot. Muir Woods is gorgeous, and it was nice to get away from the crowds on the main loop.

Short trail with gorgeous views of East Bay, SF and the ocean. The "scenic overlook" offshoot trail that, according to the sign, "ends in 400 feet"... does not; don't try to reach the end unless you're up for a MUCH longer and harder hike. (We turned around after reaching a huge flat-ish rock with beautiful unobstructed views.)

Incredible views throughout the entire hike!

5 months ago

Sign said no dogs. I wish the data on AllTrails was accurate. Long way to drive to find out you can't take your dog.

trail running
5 months ago

One of my favorite runs of the year! Beautiful forest and soft trails. Perfect.

Parked at Muir Beach parking lot then walked an additional 1/2 mile to the trailhead. Hiked clockwise - the first several miles are a gentle hike through a pretty valley; then a steady uphill 2.5 mile climb on the Redwood Creek Trail / Dipsea Trail. Trail then meanders along TCC Trail for several miles followed by a steep descent along the Bookjack Trail into the Muir Woods Monument. Then back through the initial meadow and back to the start. The rating on this trail is “easy’”. This is not a difficult hike but an “easy” rating can be misleading considering the entire loop from the parking lot is 12 miles of mountain hiking.

8 months ago

Beautiful terrain!

9 months ago

Really good way to get into some Muir Woods redwoods without driving to the valley floor. Nice trails. Lots of people.

Great hike, bring water, exposed at times.

10 months ago

Nice, clean, jagged trail with lots of shade. Railing on cliff areas. Easy peaceful hike.

Amazing views! We discovered this trail from Ridgecrest Rd after discovering other hikers emerging from the trail. Looks like most people started their trek from Ridgecrest and parked their cars on the dirted area. The trails starts off like a meadow/grassy area with a slight incline. Once you get over the mountain range you will be amazed by the city and ocean views. Then the rest of the trail is all decline down the mountain side. We were above the clouds, and the teenagers loved it! The return hike was a bit difficult due to the incline but a great work out!
TIP: Route ends in a neighborhood type area, just follow the sprayed arrows (not the painted city ones) the opposite direction. It will take you right to Stinson Beach Market, and just past that Stinson Beach.

One of the most beautiful hikes I've been on. We went in the morning right before the sun come up and I highly recommend. The colors in the sky and the fog were out of this world. You get 360 views of the valley and of San Francisco. It is a relatively easy hike, the road to get to the top is pretty windy.

11 months ago

This trail has been renamed to Canopy View Trail, which is more appropriate considering there is no ocean view. It's a very nice, peaceful, and easy hike. I wouldn't go out of the way for this hike, but it is great if you are already chilling with the redwoods at Muir Woods.

If you go on a weekend, have cash for parking. Easy trail with great view of East Bay, SF, and the coast. There's a lookout area that's great for photos. Very flat trail, not intense at all. I saw a guy with a scooter kind of thing for his knee.

Awesome hike with just me and the mister. Went Memorial Day weekend and plenty of people on the trail. Started off pretty easy and then became a bit harder with roots coming up and thin trail path. We saw many turn around back to the main trail and a few that fell on the trail. Be careful! Beautiful hike, however, come early. We parked at muir beach and walked 3 miles just to get to the visitors center, and 3 miles back after our hike.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Not terribly strenuous, good for a weekend hike.

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