Muir Woods to Mount Tam East Peak Loop

MODERATE 8 reviews

Muir Woods to Mount Tam East Peak Loop is a 12 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mill Valley, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
12.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2332 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

Muir Woods was of course beautiful. Once you're out of the woods, the hike gets a little boring. The summit was gorgeous, but overall scenery throughout the entire hike was subpar (had to cross a road, use fire roads, dusty). Off my bucket list and probably will not hike again, now onto other trails

hiking
2 months ago

Muir Woods area was a beautiful hike once I got about 2 miles away from the visitor center. Sooo many people there. Once you cross the panoramic highway the landscape changes. Most of it is on an exposed fire road. Was not my favorite part. Next time I will probably take the Matt Davis trail. Overall good hike. Inclines weren't to difficult.

2 months ago

tough trail on a hot day. would go clockwise on a hot day to get a bit more shade

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hiking
Monday, August 29, 2016

The loop starts and ends in the lush redwood forest of Muir Woods. Once you cross the road at Panoramic trail, look for the fire road to the Fire Station. The road continues behind the fire station. I tried to stay to the smaller trails on the approach to the summit. Make sure to turn around. The best views are behind you on the way up.

The way down on the fire roads is great for running - gentle slope, lots of room, good conditions -- just look out for the mountain bikers. You can make up a lot of time jogging this portion. Plus the scenery is a little less interesting - lots of rocks and dust.

The hike gets cool and scenic again once you connect to Boot Jack, which takes you back to Muir Woods.