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Sun, Redwood, Lost, Bootjack and Dipsea Loop

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Muir Woods National Monument

Sun, Redwood, Lost, Bootjack and Dipsea Loop is a 8.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Mill Valley, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips.

Length 8.6 mi Elevation gain 2,437 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Nature trips Forest River Views Waterfall Wild flowers Wildlife No dogs
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Please note: Deer Park Fire Road AND Dipsea Trail are CLOSED due to construction between Muir Woods Road and Ben Johnson Trail. Please use alternative routes. If passing through Muir Woods Visitor Center, entrance fees will apply.

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Doug Hyde
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Muir Woods is closed. Had to add a few miles to go around

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Heidi Roche
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Ansolutely stunning! Woods smelled amazing! Relatively not populated. Good shade. Nice mix of incline and flat trail areas!

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David Abbott
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Took the SF ferry to Saulsilito and the shuttle to the park. Make reservations early enough to get the time you want on the shuttle. The main trail with the boardwalks is well done and really nice. We got there early 9:30 so not as many people as when we left around 2pm - busy. Walked Bootjack trail towards the meadow. No one was in this trail due to the “beware of wasps” sign. We saw them but no issues. We also did the Fern trail to lost trail to canopy trail which was great! A bunch of steps going up but a different perspective from the top of the forest than the bottom.

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Matt Candela
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My wife & I did the "Canopy View/ Lost/ Fern Creek Trails Loop" that was posted near the entrance of the National Monument area, close to the Visitor Center. The ~2.7km loop was moderately challenging with most of the first half being uphill. Lots of great views of the canopy before coming back down to the main area. We loved it! There were lots of other trail options and we'd love to go back!

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Megan Hannon
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#1, get a reservation for parking. #2, get here super early. #3, download your maps. If early, you can do the soon-to-be-crowded part first with relatively no one around. Which is nice. Once you are back on the trails you may not see anyone for a half-hour at a time. This whole area is what you make of it. Bring your maps! We did this route minus the Hillside Trail Loop and it can kick your ass if in average shape.

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Brandon Huang
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Great hike with lovely views! One issue, however, is that near the end of the trail, you have to find the unmarked dipsea trail near the freeway. (near Muir Woods RD)

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Grant Norman
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Kim Touray
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This place is majestic to me. Muir Woods is my favorite place to visit and hike. One can spend the day exploring the park and hiking.

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Laura Moreno
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Great hike and views but terrible map.

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Monica T
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If you get here before 9 you can get in for free! I got there right after sunrise and was the only person there for a long time. It's really cold in the woods, like hat, gloves, scarf and multiple layers cold. Go prepared!

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Samuel Lara
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Plenty to take in on this hike, and topping it off with grilled cheese and tomato soup from the café is a must!!

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Jay Rodacker
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Very beautiful hike. Lots of options for trails and lengths.

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Bobbie Luke
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Wonderful! Beautiful ! Great way to spend your day

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Kristen Taylor
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Beautiful! So many great trails.

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Cesar Rivera
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Amazing

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Ken Knecht
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Beautiful hike.

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Paula Massarelli
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We started the Dipsea trail on the second parking lot from the Visitor Center, went up to Ben Johnson Trail (really up!) and closed the loop using Hillside Trail. Because we did the loop on hte oposite direction (not starting on the park), we did not have the pay the entrance.

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Anthony Gaglione
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The ultimate 7 mile hike from Mill Valley right into Stinson Beach. Recommended you bring someone along with you who has done it before as there are parts of trail you can make the wrong turn. For the ultimate challenge do it from Stinson beach to Mill Valley and back. Lots of elevation change and uneven sufaces

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Kristin Darnell
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Eric Rodriguez
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Tu Anh Nguyen
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Joe Lambe
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John Butchko
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David Phillips
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Eric Bohl
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Lori Price
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Steve Dustin
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Angeline Santos
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Jessica Arman
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Xiang Yuan
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