Muir Woods Rd, Muir Beach, CA
Today is all about facing the sun and enjoying landscape views on a mixture of single track trails and dirt fire roads. Thirteen hundred feet uphill is worth the climb to reach an idyllic viewpoint for lunch on Cardiac Hill (This doesn't intimidate us Wanderers.) Our route winds up through an old heather farm and climbs up steadily with ocean views and returns east via the Dipsea and Redwood Creek trails.
From Hwy 101 near Sausalito, go West on Hwy 1. From Hwy 1, take a right on Panoramic Hwy and head towards Muir woods. After about a mile, Panoramic Hwy intersects at a "T" junction with Sequoia Valley Road on the right, and there you turn left downhill on Muir Woods Road. After about a mile and number of hairpin turns, you'll pass the Muir Woods entrance station and parking lots. Continue about a mile more and look for the large Santos Meadow with a closed gate to the horse camp on your right. There's parking near the gate on the shoulder (of the road, not the horse ).
Please read and be familiar with the guidelines of the group as listed below. It’s important before you come on a Wanderer hike that you agree and are prepared with the following.
We combine enjoyment of the trail with respect for everyone’s time. If you are in the lead you will end up waiting at trail junctions. If you are in the back you will be asked to do your best to keep up with the group and at waiting points the group may move on as soon as you are within sight. Our pace averages 2.5-3mph. We do get separated from time to time as everyone walks their own pace but please bear in mind that you will need to be able to stay within a reasonable distance from the group. Make sure this is something you are prepared for and would enjoy.
TO BRING: Your hiking safety essentials as well as layered clothing, water and food appropriate to the outing as mentioned below.
Please always check your email the night before just in case there are any necessary adjustments to the hike details. Cancellations or any adjustments will be posted by 10pm the previous evening.
Give yourself time to find the trail head so that you arrive prior to the scheduled time. That is the time we head out on the trail.
Wear comfortable hiking shoes with good rugged soles that are well broken in.Duration: 4.5 hours
Facilities: Only off trail
Bring plenty of water. More than one bottle is usually a good idea.
Dress in layers; weather by the coast can be very changeable.
Bring lunch or a snack for our break at the summit.
Bring your smile and great attitude! We are ALL about trail enjoyment while respecting everyone’s time!
Car pool etiquette- First and foremost....come prepared to drive. We can't guarantee anyone a seat because we never know until that day who will show up. We do our best to work it out and make everyone happy but we need everyone to pitch in and help make it work!
General rule of thumb for riders...$5 one hour or less to trail head, $8 over one hour to trail head. Please insist your driver accept the money. It's to cover more than gas money...it's the wear and tear on the vehicle. We like to take care of our drivers!
PLEASE, if possible try to use the locations below.
Car pool locations:
SANTA ROSA: Coddingtown Mall parking lot in front of the Coddingtown library to leave by 7:50am
PETALUMA: Lucky at the intersection of Lakeville and Caulfield Ln. Park closest to Payran St. suggested leave by 8:10am
See you on the trail!
LIfe long hiker and naturalist
Always looking to recharge my "outdoorphins"
What is better than being in nature---and sharing it with all of you.
I love being outdoors, wandering about with like-minded souls and having fun.
Love to hike, camp, travel and overall being in nature.
Hiking with the Wanders is so special!
HAVE A BLAST WHILE YA LAST
Love hiking and love this group
Hi--I'm Barbara, and I love to hike
Not all who wander are lost!