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San Jose, California
May 23, 2009
Muir Woods National Monument
Mill Valley, Marin County,Ca.
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Muir Woods National Monument
May 23, 2009
10:00 AM

The Place

Quite frankly one of the most diverse and beautiful hikes that I have found in the Bay Area.

 


The hike starts from the parking lot directly past (south of) the main entrance to Muir Woods. We cross the creek and head up on the Dipsea trail through a somewhat tropical stand of ferns and fauna. In ten minutes we hop on the Dipsea trail with wide-open meadows of wild flowers and views of the Pacific. Douglas fir strands on the south ridge give way to ferns and redwoods again on the north side. On to the Stapleveldt trail! Within the next two miles we will come upon the Bootjack trail following the creek back down to Muir Woods.
This is the hike to see!


The Hike

Level 3 - Miles: 6.5 - Elevation 1,100' - Host: Tom D.

The meeting will be within the first 45 minutes of the hike in the meadow, weather permitting.

 

 



Getting There


From San Jose, After crossing the Golden Gate, drive to the Stinson Beach/Highway 1 exit. Drive west to the stoplight at the T intersection. Take a left onto Hwy. 1. Drive 2 miles uphill to Panoramic Highway and turn right. Drive .7 miles to a fork in the road and make a left on the Muir Woods junction. Muir Woods is .8 miles down this road. (dont forget to turn into the 2nd parking lot, not the main parking lot)


Drive time
from San Jose is 1 hour 25 minutes but you will never find us if you are running late.

Allow 2 hours! .







Walking the Walk

The hike starts from the parking lot directly past (south of) the main entrance to Muir Woods. We cross the creek and head up on the Dipsea trail through a somewhat tropical stand of ferns and fauna. In ten minutes we hop on the Dipsea trail with wide-open meadows of wild flowers and views of the Pacific. Douglas fir strands on the south ridge give way to ferns and redwoods again on the north side. On to the Stapleveldt trail! Within the next two miles we will come upon the Bootjack trail following the creek back down to Muir Woods.  

Know Before You Go

There is no fee if we hike in from this direction.
Do not forget the $6.00 toll per car when crossing the Golden Gate Bridge south




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