Dias Ridge Trail, Mt Tamalpais CA

• 3-star hike
• 4.9 mile loop
• Medium difficulty | Gain 930 feet
• Mill Valley, CA | San Francisco Bay Area
• Driving directions: Trailhead

The Pelican Inn is the start & finish of this route

Almost certain to be a beer lovers' dream, this trail both starts and finishes at the Pelican Inn, a faithfully recreated seventeenth century English country pub, where you can enjoy a shepherds pie by the fireplace or a pint of ale on the lawn.

Set out in a counter clockwise route from an unmarked trailhead across the road from the pub, and you'll soon be climbing up the chaparral covered Diaz Ridge. Seven hundred feet of elevation gain later and you'll be overlooking Muir beach to the west and admiring the Mt. Tamalpais State Park landscape to the north.

Dias Ridge Trail

Dias Ridge Trail 3★
4.9 mi, Loop, Medium, Gain 930 ft
Trailspotting Map at AllTrails

Follow the ridgeline north-east for just under a mile and you'll hit the junction to the Miwok Trail, named for the folk who originally settled in the area as long as five thousand years ago. The Miwok trail switchbacks down the hill and into the oak woodlands that also share the return leg of the route - the Redwood Creek Trail, and onto the final half-mile along the road back to the pub.

Route Summary:
• Dias Ridge Fire Rd > Miwok Tr > Redwood Creek Tr > Muir Woods Rd/Shoreline Hwy

The chapparal and grasslands of Mount Tamalpais.

• Trail links: Official, Public Map at AllTrails
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