In this 20+ mile hike, we climb from beach to east peak for 360-degree view of San Francisco area, then we go down into the redwood forest of the Muir Woods National Monument. We go back to the beach for the sunset view.
Route: Stinson Beach -> Steep Ravine Trail -> Pan Toll Ranger Station -> Alpine trail -> (Right) Matt Davis Trail -> (Left) Hogback Fire Rd -> (Left) Old Railroad Grade Fire Rd -> (Right) Fern Creek Trail -> Mt Tamalpais East Peak -> Temelpa Trail -> (Right) Vis Haun Trail -> Hoo Koo EKoo Trail -> (Left) Hogback Fire Rd -> Lost Trail -> (Left) Fern Creek Trail -> (Left) Bootjack Trail -> Muir Woods Visitor Center -> Muir Woods Rd -> (Right) Dipsea Trail -> TCC Trail -> (Left) Stapelveldt Trail -> Pan Toll Ranger Station -> Steep Ravine Trail -> (Right) Dipsea Trail -> Stinson beach
Difficulty: 4 out of 5. About 18-20 miles and 3,500 feet cumulative elevation gain.
Backup: Stinson Beach -> Matt Davis Trail -> Pan Toll Ranger Station -> Stapelveldt Trail -> (Left) Ben Johnson Trail -> Hillside Trail -> Muir Woods Visitor Center -> Muir Woods Rd -> (Right) Dipsea Trail -> TCC Trail -> (Left) Stapelveldt Trail -> Pan Toll Ranger Station -> Steep Ravine Trail -> (Right) Dipsea Trail -> Stinson beach
Difficulty: 3.5 out of 5. About 13 miles and 2,500 feet cumulative elevation gain.
This is one of our training hiking for Mt Whitney. Our pace will be fast, about 2.5 to 3 miles per hour. Please take the distance and pace into consideration if you want to join us. One may also take the backup plan for injury or otherwise uncomfortable. We may or may not meet the other group hiking on the same day, depending on our timing.
Things to bring:
Three or four bottles of salted water (can refill at east peak or MW visitor center), lunch, wind-proof jacket, camera, hiking socks and poles highly recommended.
From San Jose/Fremont/Milpitas:
Passengers: Sylvia, Xiaofeng, Roger
Location: 516 Alder Drive, Milpitas, CA (Park&Ride parking lot, next to VTA I-880 station)
Leave by 7:15am
From Peninsula/South bay:
Passengers: Haining, Aki, Xin Wang
Location: 121 East El Camino Real, Mountain View (Walgreens), leave by 7am
Location: 2992 S Norfolk St , San Mateo, leave by 7:30am
Please contact Kyle Sun directly (one slot open)
Carpool fees (including gas, toll, and mileage, see policy here (http://www.meetup.com/gowest/pages/Common_Rules_in_Hiking/))
From Fremont/South bay, per-passenger: $13
From Foster city/Peninsula: per-passenger: $10
From SF: per-passenger: $5
Hi 60F (3pm) / Lo 52F (9am/6pm), Sunny, Precip 0%, Wind NW 9mph, Sunset 5:59PM
Muir Woods: http://www.nps.gov/muwo/planyourvisit/uploa... (http://www.nps.gov/muwo/planyourvisit/upload/muir_woods_pad_map.pdf)
Mt. Tamalpais: http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/471/files/mtt... (http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/471/files/mttamalpaisbrochure.pdf)