Muir Woods 6 mile Loop Intermediate

Muir Woods National Monument
Round-trip distance: 6 miles

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 built during World War I by the Tamalpais Conservation Club (TCC Trail). To catch the Stapleveldt Trail, take the left fork at the trail markers. Switchbacks bring you down to Ben Johnson Trail, leading you back to Muir Woods.

No dogs allowed on the trails.

Directions to Muir Woods National Monument: 
Take I-80 west
Take Hwy 37 west
Take Highway 101 south
EXIT Highway 1/ Stinson Beach Exit
Follow the signs to Muir Woods
Careful to catch the right onto the Panoramic Hwy

Parking spaces are limited and fill quickly on most days.
Meet at the kiosk
$5 entrance fee unless you have a federal park pass

Shannon Brinkley (916)[masked]

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  • Lorraine P

    Great weather, fabulous scenery and best of all fun people!

    January 23, 2013

  • Skyelar S.

    it was great! very beautiful. I loved the hike. I like that kind of scenery.

    January 21, 2013

  • Lori

    5 star...Awesome! A few of us went to Stinson Beach afterward, great food and watched an absolutlely gorgeous and serene sunset.

    January 21, 2013

  • Craig V

    Great hike, just what I needed.

    January 21, 2013

  • Chico O

    Beautiful, cool day at a beautiful, cool park--one of my favorites. Days are getting longer...yea! Thank you Shannon!

    January 20, 2013

  • Susan

    Pretty day in the redwoods; just the right sort of hike for me. I'm glad I didn't get locked out of it---thanks, Shannon!

    January 20, 2013

  • Brandon T.

    Thanks once again, Shannon, for another amazing adventure!

    1 · January 20, 2013

  • Laurie C.

    Fantastic and sooo surprised I didn't slow you down. Thanks for all the support to all of you experienced hikers.

    January 20, 2013

  • John L.

    Good workout.

    January 20, 2013

  • Alanretired

    need carpool ride

    January 20, 2013

  • Alanretired

    ave a fed park pass

    January 20, 2013

  • Janet

    About what time are we thinking we'll be back in Sac?

    January 18, 2013

    • Shannon B

      around four if you go straight back.

      January 19, 2013

  • Laura M

    Shannon - what time are you planning to start this hike? It's 8am at the PnR, but what time at the trail head?

    January 18, 2013

    • Shannon B

      Maybe 10 or 10:15am. Not sure exactly.

      January 19, 2013

  • John L.

    I would also like to carpool from Davis Park and Ride on Sunday. John

    January 14, 2013

    • Laura M

      Hey John - you can ride with me. Jackie is going to come along too. If you come with us, we still have room for 1 more.

      January 18, 2013

  • John L.

    I would like to carpool from Davis. Can someone stop at the 'Park and Ride' there at 9 AM and let me join their carpool? John

    January 18, 2013

  • Susan

    No waiting list? Should I just show up and see who drops out?

    January 16, 2013

    • Shannon B

      Sorry, I would like the number to subside.

      January 17, 2013

  • diane

    Would like a carpool ride from Davis (Mace) Park and Ride.

    January 3, 2013

    • diane

      Lorraine, are you offering to drive. I don't want to drive to Muir.

      January 14, 2013

    • Lorraine

      Diane, I need to drop out. However, considering doing this one my own or going out to Point Reyes on Monday.

      January 14, 2013

  • Joan K.

    Is there a limit as to how many can go?

    January 11, 2013

    • Shannon B

      I closed RSVPS. People will gradually drop out and we will end up with a more reasonable number.

      January 14, 2013

  • Shannon B

    I closed RSVPs to keep down the number of attendees.

    January 14, 2013

  • Buffy

    Would like to carpool with someone from Placerville area. Happy to chip in for gas and I have a Federal pass.

    January 13, 2013

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