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Main Trail - Muir Woods NM - 4 members in 6 triplogs have rated this an average 4.8 ( 1 to 5 best )
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May 07 2017
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29 male
 Joined Jun 24 2015
 Broomfield, CO
Main Trail - Hillside Trail Loop, CA 
Main Trail - Hillside Trail Loop, CA
 
Hiking avatar May 07 2017
lojones5Triplogs 106
Hiking1.94 Miles 136 AEG
Hiking1.94 Miles
136 ft AEG
 
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As mentioned on the page description, parking was difficult. We lucked out and got a spot by the visitor center. Plenty of tourists, but even so, Muir Woods was beautiful to walk through. The main trail follows a small creek, with plenty of giant Redwood trees throughout the hike. It is truly awe-inspiring and I would love to hike through a more natural giant redwood area rather than boardwalks and well manicured large trails. I will have to go back when I'm in the area for a longer hike.
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Nov 08 2016
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 Routes 22
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40 male
 Joined Apr 18 2009
 Anthem, AZ
Main Trail - Muir Woods NMBay Area, CA
Bay Area, CA
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LostTriplogs 67
Hiking1.50 Miles 66 AEG
Hiking1.50 Miles   2 Hrs      1.20 mph
66 ft AEG      45 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
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Oct 13 2016
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47 male
 Joined Jun 20 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Main Trail - Muir Woods NMBay Area, CA
Bay Area, CA
Hiking avatar Oct 13 2016
fricknaleyTriplogs 3,567
Hiking5.24 Miles 1,070 AEG
Hiking5.24 Miles   2 Hrs   27 Mns   2.14 mph
1,070 ft AEG
 
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we did a bunch of the main trail, then went up the canopy view trail to panoramic. short stretch on that to the redwoods/sun trails (which are awesome) then back down on the dipsea. this is a very nice loop with combo of the old growth redwoods in the busy main part of the monument then higher elevation trails with big open views and waaaay less people :)
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May 09 2016
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 Routes 22
 Photos 416
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40 male
 Joined Apr 18 2009
 Anthem, AZ
Main Trail - Muir Woods NMBay Area, CA
Bay Area, CA
Hiking avatar May 09 2016
LostTriplogs 67
Hiking0.90 Miles 66 AEG
Hiking0.90 Miles   1 Hour      0.90 mph
66 ft AEG
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Apr 04 2016
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43 female
 Joined Jan 18 2011
 In the Wild
Main Trail - Muir Woods NMBay Area, CA
Bay Area, CA
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LucyanTriplogs 1,202
Hiking2.00 Miles 65 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles
65 ft AEG
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Feb 15 2015
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37 male
 Joined May 30 2008
 Peoria, AZ
Muir Woods - Main/Fern Creek/Ocean View Loop, CA 
Muir Woods - Main/Fern Creek/Ocean View Loop, CA
 
Hiking avatar Feb 15 2015
hippiepunkpirateTriplogs 657
Hiking6.30 Miles 1,000 AEG
Hiking6.30 Miles   3 Hrs      2.80 mph
1,000 ft AEG      45 Mns Break8 LBS Pack
 
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Left the womenfolk in San Francisco and headed up to the Muir Woods for gentlemen-only hike through the Redwoods. The crew was myself, Dustin, Devin, Marius, and Mike (first time hiker!) The NPS website wasn't kidding...parking fills up early on weekends. Arrived about 9:00am and all the lots were full, had to park about half a mile down Muir Woods Road. Took a look through the VC and then some of the guys grabbed a pastry from the snack bar before heading up the Main Trail. I've seen the Redwoods once before, a couple years ago driving through in Humbolt County. This was my first real up close and personal experience with them. They are effing tall. Beautiful trees. A ranger was giving a talk at the Pinchot Tree, so we stopped to listen for a couple minutes. Passed through the Cathedral Grove, it was heaven on earth. Hung a right on the Fern Creek Trail, leaving the boardwalk and passing onto a nice dirt singletrack. There were still other hikers about, but far less of them. Yet we were still mingling with the Redwoods. Passed the Kent Tree, named for William Kent (supposedly his favorite tree), a now deceased giant Coastal Doug Fir now laying on its side. Took a drink from Fern Creek, some of the best water I've ever tasted. The trail started climbing faster, and we climbed up into the Redwood canopy and then out of the Redwoods altogether. Passed a couple semi-confusing trail junctions but made it to our turn-around point at the Panoramic Highway featuring distant views of the Pacific Ocean! Had cell service and called my wife to make rendezvous plans for later. Returned via the "Ocean View Trail", which is sometimes signed "Canopy View Trail" (like I said...semi-confusing). Hung around the VC a while and enjoyed the pleasantries while waiting for the womenfolk to arrive. They never showed so Devin and I walked down the road until we got cell service. Turns out our WAGS were taking their time and hadn't left the city yet. They weren't going to find parking down here anyway so we got the rest of the guys and headed out, meeting the girls for lunch in Sausalito. Trip distance includes walking up and down the road.
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