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Muir Woods 6 mile Loop Intermediate

Muir Woods National Monument 
A $7 per person entrance fee is required.

This is one of my favorite loops. 
Round-trip distance: 6 miles
Time required: + 3½ hours

No dogs allowed per park rules.

9:00 am at the park and ride
~11:00 am at the Muir Wood's entrance kiosk 
Contact: Shannon B. [masked]

Trail directions:
Muir Woods' main trail becomes the Bootjack Trail after the fourth bridge, and follows Redwood Creek until the forest opens at Van Wyck Meadow, a historic gathering site.

This is where we'll eat lunch. To the left begins a trail portion built during World War I by the Tamalpais Conservation Club (TCC trail). You'll cross several canyons while remaining on level ground. To catch the Stapleveldt Trail, take the left fork (TCC Trail) at the trail markers. Switchbacks bring you down to the Ben Johnson Trail which leads back to Muir Woods.

Directions to Muir Woods National Monument:

11 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Take Highway 101 to the Highway 1/ Stinson Beach Exit.

Follow the signs to Muir Woods. Roads to the park are steep and winding.

Parking space is very limited and fills quickly on most days. You may end up parking down the road.

 

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Very long drive...I assume the leader had no advance knowledge that the planned loop was closed. I wish we could have taken one of the more scenic alternate hikes, but maybe other hikers had time or fitness constraints...maybe next time!

    December 26, 2013

  • Brooke

    Beautiful park. Friendly people. Planning on going back!

    December 26, 2013

  • Mark S.

    Very nice hike, cool people, but I sure like a rewarding view at the end. No, I don't mean all the pretty ladies, I mean an ocean view, top of a mountain view, or a pretty lake view.
    All in all, a great hike

    December 26, 2013

  • Vivian O.

    Enjoyed the hike, fellow hikers, the incredible surroundings and the beatiful day! Thanks for your patience Mark! I had a great time!

    1 · December 24, 2013

    • Vivian O.

      It was nice meeting you Shannon. Looking forward to the next one.

      1 · December 24, 2013

  • Laura L.

    Beautiful day and met some extrapdinary folks in the cafe. No motion sickness on the way back. Sure glad I came, just a different way to spend the day. From the comments, Shannon, it appears you have much abundance in your life. Thank you for your concern about protecting the environment. It is so important to protect such a pristine place like Muirwoods!!

    December 23, 2013

  • Rebecca

    What a gem! Thank you for introducing it to me, Shannon! I LOOVED the day!

    December 23, 2013

  • Susan

    Wonderful. Thanks for organizing this, Shannon!

    December 22, 2013

  • Matt W

    Great day of hiking. Great weather, nice people.

    December 22, 2013

  • Florrie

    The hike was so nice that I wish it had been longer :). Thank you, Shannon, for putting it on. Great to see some old friends and meet some new ones.

    December 22, 2013

  • David V

    A very nice hike and an excellent group of hikers. Thanks Shannon for organizing.

    December 22, 2013

  • Sandy

    BEAUTIFUL DAY, BEAUTIFUL HIKE. THANKS SHANNON.

    December 22, 2013

  • Richard C

    It was a great day. Thanks Shannon.

    December 22, 2013

  • Paolo De S.

    great hike, thank you Shannon

    December 22, 2013

  • christine h.

    I am so sorry I didn't cancel in time. We had to take my boyfriend's brother to the ER this morning. It was very serious.

    December 22, 2013

  • T.J.

    We will meet the group at John Muir Woods.

    December 22, 2013

  • Liang

    We'll meet you'll there.

    December 21, 2013

  • Matt W

    I didn't have any takers to pick me up in Davis on the way, so let me propose another option.

    I'm willing to drive for those who live in Davis or West of Davis (will cut down on the travel time).

    We can still meet at the Park and Ride off Mace Blvd and Hwy 80.

    Let me know if you're interested.

    December 19, 2013

    • Murphy

      Can you let me know if you still have room for one more? I'm not sure if I can go yet, but will know at the last possible second!

      December 21, 2013

    • Matt W

      Yes. You'd be the last one to fit in.

      December 21, 2013

  • Murphy

    Considering doing this. Do I need to RSVP? Can I just show up at 11th and P if I decide to go? :D

    December 21, 2013

  • Bryon C.

    Hey Shannon, Bonnie and I will be meeting you guys at the trail head. Looking forward to catching up....miss you guys!

    1 · December 21, 2013

  • candace

    So who in Sacramento is driving? Not having met anyone from this group yet and I am planning on meeting you guys there in the morning at 11th and P for Park and Ride..So I guess we can make a plan from there??

    December 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sharon is very good at making sure everyone has a ride.

      1 · December 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Shannon

      December 20, 2013

  • nora

    Matt, That sounds great -- I will see you then. Thanks for driving.

    December 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sharon long time no talk. I'm already in the Bay Area. Where can I meet you all? What's a good number to call you if necessary. Thanks.

    December 20, 2013

  • Matt W

    I live in Davis. Any chance I can have someone pick me up from the Park and Ride off Mace Blvd in Davis on the way?

    December 16, 2013

  • Doris B.

    If it is much of a hilly and steep hike i might not be able to hike to whole way. Could I do just part of a hike? I might would just take myself in my own car too so that i c/go back whenever i wanted.

    December 15, 2013

    • Shannon B 😍

      Once you get out of the valley it is very hilly. You might opt to just do the valley floor.

      December 15, 2013

  • Carmen V.

    I would SO love to do this but just can't on the 22nd. Shannon, please do this again another time. PALEEZE??

    December 15, 2013

  • candace

    This looks beautiful. I may go. Let me triple check my schedule.

    December 15, 2013

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