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Muir Woods and Tourist Club Loop CA

• 4-star hike
• 4.6 mile loop
• Medium difficulty | Gain 1,063 feet
• Marin County | Mill Valley, CA
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The ancient California redwood trees of Muir Woods National Monument are one of several remaining groves up and down the coast that escaped the lumberjacks thanks to forward thinking preservationists.

Located just North of San Francisco this is the ideal place for visitors from around the world to come and marvel at the giant redwoods (which in this park grow up to 250ft tall and 14 feet wide) but it also means the area frequently attracts large crowds, bus tours and overflowing parking lots.

Our hillside loop trail offers a great way to visit Muir Woods National Monument and avoid many of the crowds, before returning along a scenic route over Mt. Tamalpais State Park that most visitors don't get to see.

Set into the hillside along the Redwood Trail is the Tourist Club. It's now necessary to be a member or friend of a member to enjoy a beer on the balcony and admire the views, but if you have joined or if you plan to visit while they host a festival then it's well worth it. There's more information at their website.

This route doesn't enter Muir Woods by the main entrance, so if you plan to enjoy the full Muir Woods experience - such as the 2 mile Redwood Creek loop - then please remember to pay the fee as you exit the park.

Route Summary:
• Panoramic Trail > Ocean View Trail > Muir Woods National Monument > Dipsea Trail > Sun Trail > Redwood Trail > Panoramic Trail.

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