Hike Date: January 23, 2011
Distance: ~ 5 miles
Trail(s): Bootjack Trail, Troop 80 Trail, Panoramic Trail, Sierra Trail, Camp Eastwood Trail
Where’s it at? Marin Headlands. Muir Woods. Northern California.


Took a great hike on a nice day with my buddy Lisa. This one was her call and she supplied the maps and some excellent photography lessons.

Most of the Dipsea Trail was closed or we might’ve gone on that trail. The trail we started out on was the Bootjack trail and it was a very nice trail running alongside what was a rushing creek after recent rains. Very scenic. Lots of man-made stairways along the way and a few spots to rest at.

From there we took the Troop 80 trail after arriving at Van Wyck Meadows, which really weren’t much of a meadow compared to other hikes I’ve taken personally. It was nice nonetheless. The Troop 80 trail was great, winding through forest where we saw a lot of mushrooms and crossed a few bridges as we ascended. From there we took the Panoramic trail which gave the first glimpses of the ocean off in the distance through some nice rolling hills. This was the most wide open and sunny part of the hike and provided a gradual grade upward until we reached the highest point of our hike.

We started descending on the Sierra trail which had a number of nice redwoods along the way. There really aren’t any GIANT redwoods here on this trail, but they are fairly old nonetheless, and it was definitely scenic. The forest floor was covered with nice ferns. The creek here (Fern Creek) was not very full of water; a mere tricle compared to Redwood Creek which we hiked alongside in the beginning.

All in all a great hike, can’t wait to get back to Muir Woods and explore further.

Photos from Muir Woods (click to enlarge)

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