Beat the heat with a hike to Muir Woods

I was hoping to do Henry Coe this weekend, but the temperature forecast there is in the 90's, so instead we'll beat the heat with a nice hike through the trees to Muir Woods. We'll avoid the busyness of the main entrance, and hike down from the Panoramic Highway, then back up the (partly along the Dipsea Trail).

The hike is about 4.5 miles, with about 1,200 feet of climbing. I'm following an EveryTrail hike route (here's a map) that I've done much of before, but never in this configuration. I also haven't scouted it out for rocks, but I'm sure we'll see a few, as well as lots of plants and animals. Really, I just want a cool hike on this hot weekend.

So, not a lot of promises for this hike, except:

  • There will be great people there (that includes you).
  • No one left behind.
  • You'll get to hike on the Dipsea Trail!

Even though it will be cooler than much of the Bay Area, be sure to bring plenty of water, sunscreen, etc. We'll stop along the way for snacks and a short lunch break, so bring some food

Kids who can do the hike are welcome. Dogs are not allowed in Muir Woods, nor on my hikes in general.

Parking is in the lot across from the Mountain Home Inn. Hopefully there will be plenty of space at 930, but if you are forced to park along the road, be sure to walk carefully and read the sign carefully (some of the stretches are strictly enforced no parking).

We should be done by 2:00.

See you soon.

Lee

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  • Karl R.

    A great hike, and it was good to know how to get into Muir Woods without the hassle.

    1 · May 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We (the two Erikas" totally missed everyone - we got there really early and had breakfast at the Inn...came out at about 9:40 and everyone was already gone. We hiked a counter-clockwise loop and never found you guys. Had fun but missed out on meeting you all. :(

    May 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for setting it up :)

      May 5, 2013

    • Lee T.

      I usually wait 10-15 minutes, but we usually have about 50% no shows, so with 22 out of 27 there, we left after ten minutes - plus, the wind was cold :-)

      1 · May 5, 2013

  • Jeff

    Loved the meetup, can't wait for the next. For the people who asked earlier here is my website
    http://www.undertreephoto.com/Nature/The-Natural-World/

    2 · May 5, 2013

  • Bill M.

    Drat! I asked about you this morning at the trail-head Erika, but no one had seen you. NOW I know why!

    1 · May 5, 2013

  • JoAnne T

    Enjoyed the day immensely!

    1 · May 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm driving from Albany in a two-seater pickup truck so I could take you, Erika, and if you are close, I'll pick you up.

    May 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone driving from El Cerrito/Albany/Berkeley with an extra seat available?

    May 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Leaving from Oakland, room for 3, can meet at McArthur Bart

    May 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Car may be full. Best to email me

      May 3, 2013

    • Lee T.

      For anyone who hasn't emailed through Meetup, click on the person's name/photo, then click the 'Message' link on that person profile page :-)

      May 3, 2013

  • Joy M.

    If anyone's coming from SF, I'd appreciate a ride.

    April 30, 2013

    • heather w.

      i can meet you in the city... i have a truck, can you drive or you dont have a car??? Heather

      May 3, 2013

    • heather w.

      plans changed i wont be able to make it that early. sorry.

      May 3, 2013

  • Laurie

    Any have any room in their car for another person, coming from Berkeley or Oakland? thx,Laurie

    May 1, 2013

    • Jeff

      Mariah and I are leaving from emeryville

      May 2, 2013

  • Cynthia

    I would like to catch a ride, please. I live in Concord, but I can meet at a Bart Station or shopping center.

    May 2, 2013

  • Bill M.

    Driving from Castro Valley - room for 3 in my car

    May 1, 2013

  • Rebecca

    I'm coming from Richmond, would love to join a carpool and can drive (BART pickup is easy) or ride. I'm not going to be online much between now and then, so it'd work best if you message me with a phone number.

    April 30, 2013

  • Julie

    Anyone driving from the east bay?

    April 29, 2013

    • Mariah W.

      I live near 50th and Adeline, and can meet anywhere in emeryville if there's still room in your car Jeff. Happy to pay gas, etc. I can also drive worst case though. feel free to message me to exchange contact info.

      April 30, 2013

    • Jeff

      Ok sent an email

      April 30, 2013

  • heather w.

    anyone interested in carpooling from southbay...palo alto..???ish...i could go north to meet you...

    April 30, 2013

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