This month we'll meet at the intersection of Muir Woods Road and the Redwood Creek Trail. This area is usually full of parked cars overflowing from Muir Woods along Muir Woods Road, so you may have to either hunt or just keep driving west on Muir Woods Road until find a spot. So come early to give yourself time to park and walk to the trailhead.
DON"T USE THE MEETUP MAP. It doesn't have enough detail. Use the google map of the meeting location at the trailhead:
This hike is a bit on the long side as it is a loop trail, but it is beautiful and exhilarating. We'll take the Redwood Creek Trail to the Miwok Trail and then take the Dias Ridge Trail down to Highway 1 and then return on the Redwood Creek Trail. The first part is in forest, and then at the top of the ridge it's clear all the way down to Highway 1 at Muir Beach, and that stretch has spectacular views of the Pacific. Then much of the hike back on Redwood Creek is semi-shaded and flat. We'll probably stop to break somewhere along the Dias Ridge Trail once or twice.
**PLEASE NOTE*** We/I have no idea if cells will work here, so please take the time to get directions (both what I wrote above and using "get directions" from google) and milage markers before you leave so that you can meet us at the designated place and time. We'll wait 10 to 15 minutes for everyone and then will begin the hike. Let me know if you have any questions.
Looking forward to seeing and hiking with you all!