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Canopy View Trail

Intermediate
 4.3 (8)

A meandering trail from the valley floor up to the wide open ridge through the redwoods.


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1.5

Miles

2.4

KM

Point to Point

935' 285 m

High

139' 42 m

Low

857' 261 m

Up

61' 19 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

38%

Max Grade (21°)

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Features Birding · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Of the loops around the valley, this is an easier climb or descent than the Lost Trail. Expect a couple hours of hiking for sure.

Description

The Canopy Trail ascends to the eastern slope of the valley. This trail has switchbacks that make the climb much easier than other trails. You'll cross multiple bridges and be shaded most of the way up to the top. One will find that the footing is easy along most of the trail.

You can connect with the Lost Trail to do a counter-clock loop down back into the valley floor for about a 2.5 mile outing, or go clockwise onto the Panoramic Trail to begin a 3.4 mile loop. Either direction you choose to go, the trail and the views will be magnificent.

Many locals refer to this trail as the Ocean View Trail. There may still be signs with that designation.

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Shared By:

Phil DiGirolamo

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  4.3 from 8 votes

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Muir Woods
May 12, 2016 near Mill Va…, CA
Big trees are great all over in Muir Woods.
May 12, 2016 near Mill Va…, CA
Muir Woods Canopy View Trail
May 12, 2016 near Mill Va…, CA
Without a figure for scale, it's difficult to truly appreciate the size of these trees!
May 9, 2016 near Mill Va…, CA
Muir Woods- quiet, cool, fresh forest air - how peaceful.
Mar 24, 2016 near Mill Va…, CA
Winding through the redwoods.
May 17, 2016 near Mill Va…, CA

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Aug 30, 2020
Alli Rico
Lots of roots, watch where you're stepping! Narrow in parts, wear a mask.
Feb 17, 2020
Linda Reeves
Nov 13, 2019
Murphy Meisenheimer
Jul 4, 2019
Maxwell Liu
Reversed, cut Panoramic Trail short to go back to visitor center
Jun 22, 2019
Lyz Dinh
May 9, 2019
Caroline Hartford
beautiful slow decent 1.2mi — 1h 25m
Oct 27, 2018
Dörthe Ge