This is a direct, bottom-to-top hike of Mount Tamalpais that gives you everything the mountain has to offer - from old-growth redwoods to panoramic summit views.
Features: River/Creek — Views
Dogs: No Dogs
There is a $10 entrance fee for Muir Woods when the visitor center is open. You can see the operating hours here
Start at Muir Woods. Be sure to get there early to find parking and avoid the crowds.
Take the Redwood Creek Trail
and then go uphill on the Canopy View Trail
through a dense forest of redwoods. At the top of the Canopy View Trail
, cross Panoramic Highway near the Mountain Home Inn and continue toward the Throckmorton Fire Station, where you continue on the steep and sunny Hogback Fire Road
to Old Railroad Grade
Turn left on Old Railroad Grade
and look for the small Fern Creek Trail
on your right. Stay on the Fern Creek Trail
until you get to the Mount Tamalpais summit parking lot. From there, take the Plankwalk Trail
to the top. Reverse the route to get back.