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Muir Woods to Mount Tamalpais is a 10.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mill Valley, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running and is best used from March until September.

Length 10.5 mi Elevation gain 2,509 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Running Forest Views Wild flowers Wildlife No dogs
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Dirk Nennstiel
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Hiking

Trail is medium strengthening not to hard. Very crowded though. The fire road to the top is quite boring. Was nice to do but no need to repeat

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Jason Tay Tomczak
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An enjoyable and somewhat strenuous hike. I've gone to the summit of Mt. Tam from several different approaches, but never from Muir Woods before. The hike is not super strenuous, but it's not easy. There are several steep sections, as well as minimal cover on the fire roads. I did this hike by going up the Canopy View to Fern Creek route, and down the Old Railroad Grade, with a detour along the Nora and Matt Davis Trails to get to Bootjack on the way down. I recommend taking that detour if it's a hot day and you don't want to deal with the exposed Old Railroad and Old Stage Roads. The terrain there is mixed and the singletrack is very nice. Pros: stunning views, beautiful redwoods, and lots of great scenery. Cons: Parking reservations and fees in Muir Woods. It's possible to park along the Panoramic Highway and save yourself the entrance fee, but that means you'll need to descend down to the woods and climb back out instead.

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Christopher Chen
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HikingClosedPrivate property

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Alexandra Ortega
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Not at strenuous at all. I would recommend arriving early as 8 AM to avoid foot traffic and get parking.

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Martin Enriquez
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just perfect

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Freya Magnusson
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Hiking

I did this hike years ago with two friends and we made the mistake of leaving too late and got caught after dark trying to get back via cell phone light...definitely a surreal experience! I'd just say time this very early so as not to repeat our mistake especially since going back there were many exposed tree roots and it's a wonder I didn't trip! Also be advised it's a continual incline up to the trail and a continual decline down from the trail back...so very straining on the leg muscles without those ups and downs and levels...be prepared for shaking legs going down. Going up was fine.

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Cindy J
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David E Freeman
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Selena Lu
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Andrew Clark
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Haley Egan
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Andrew Warner
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John Smulo
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Gabe & Crystal Sumner
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Tara V
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Stacy Robson
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Paul Kang
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Maria Martinez
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