Ocean View Trail

MODERATE 22 reviews

Ocean View Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mill Valley, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
705 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

no dogs

Experience Muir Woods by getting off the beaten path, this nice loop takes you away from the crowds and lets you experience some of the more pristine aspects of the redwood grove. Take the Ocean View Trail to the Lost Trail. Connect to the Fern Creek Trail to return to the Visitor Center.

hiking
2 days ago

2 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.

hiking
3 months ago

Not terribly strenuous, good for a weekend hike.

4 months ago

4 months ago

Gorgeous, expansive view of the pacific comes to view immediately from an accessible path (Old Mine Trail) off of Pantolla parking lot. Places to sit off the path as well. Smack at the edge of Steep Ravine and Dipsea Trail.

4 months ago

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4 months ago

Got there around 8:30AM on a Monday and had the trail mostly to ourselves. Great way to extend and diversify your Muir Woods experience a little more than the standard stretch. The last part of the loop was closed for us unfortunately so we had to double back but hopefully it will reopen soon (or you can connect to another trail for an even longer hike).

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
Saturday, June 04, 2016

What can anyone say about hiking among the sequoia's? Slightly crowded at first but most people are there just to look at the massive trees so it thins out quickly. Never really a steep incline/decline and views never end. If I lived in the area, I would be here every weekend. Oh...we were lucky but get there early for parking. You hate to enter a "five star" rating for every rating but this one certainly deserves it!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

hiking
Friday, July 03, 2015

Very nice, although no real ocean view.

hiking
Saturday, June 27, 2015

You really can't see the ocean. However the trail is nice and easy to hike to. Great scenery.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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Friday, August 15, 2014

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Beautiful hike! Unfortunately too foggy to see the ocean. Turned around and went back via the Lost trail and the Camp Eastwood trail.

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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

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Friday, August 02, 2013

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Worth the effort!

hiking
Saturday, March 16, 2013