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Muir Woods to Mount Tamalpais

HARD 9 reviews

Muir Woods to Mount Tamalpais is a 12.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mill Valley, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from March until September.

Distance: 12.4 miles Elevation Gain: 3,182 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

trail running

forest

views

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
no shade
21 days ago

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.

hiking
closed
private property
2 months ago

You are I M Until

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

just perfect

hiking
Thursday, November 09, 2017

hiking
Monday, August 07, 2017

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017

hiking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

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