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Muir Woods to Mount Tam East Peak Loop is a 11.5 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 bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Length 11.5 mi Elevation gain 2,611 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Views Wild flowers Wildlife No dogs
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Paul Remmenga
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This is a really wonderful trail! It's easy to say that considering that your walking through the Redwood trees. What makes this trail next level is the way that the trail takes you from the Redwoods up through the other layers of vegitaion on you way to Mt. Tam East Peak. The views as you go are simply amazing! It then brings your back to the tall trees for the finish.

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Jacob Kaplan
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I parked on the side of the road and walked to the trail head. Eventually the trail split into two sections ( linger and less difficult, and shorter but more difficult) I went the difficult way. This path offered amazing views of the city’s and of nature. Parts of the trail are kinda steep. Eventually leads to the the summit parking lot.

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Ryan Lewis
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Challenging but great hike.

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Stephanie Tran
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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

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Patricia Gleason
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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.

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Jason Kantor
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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.

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Carl Cortez
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Paul Remmenga
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Ugo Nwakama
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Chen Liu
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jon foose
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