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Ben Johnson Trail

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A steep hike out of Muir Woods National Monument through the redwoods to the top of Mt. Tamalpais.


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Map Key

1.1

Miles

1.8

KM

Point to Point

1,083' 330 m

High

284' 87 m

Low

835' 255 m

Up

36' 11 m

Down

15%

Avg Grade (8°)

36%

Max Grade (20°)

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Description

One can start the hike to the Ben Johnson Trail through Muir Woods National Monument by either the Redwood Creek Trail or the Hillside Trail. The steep climb to the ridge snakes through the redwood forest and up through the fog-line onto the grassland and shrub-scaped top of Mount Tamalpais. This trail is well shaded on a mostly soft pathway. However, expect to spend some energy on this mile climb. Ben Johnson is a great escape from the crowds below and can be utilized to complete a much longer loop.

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Phil DiGirolamo

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  4.1 from 8 votes

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Muir Woods to Stinson beach
Aug 20, 2016 near Mill Va…, CA
My feet and lots of ferns on this trail.
May 21, 2016 near Mill Va…, CA

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Nov 28, 2019
Jen Manning
Sep 28, 2019
R L
Aug 5, 2019
Lukas Pankau
Up from Muir Woods 1.1mi — 0h 40m
Jul 12, 2019
Mary Jo Baniecki
Jun 1, 2019
Shelly Dee
May 30, 2019
Daniel Pew
25 May 2019
Apr 15, 2019
Jon Ulincy
Feb 6, 2019
Madhu Juneja