60 Hikes in 60 Miles in 60 Weeks: Week Twenty-one
Mountain Home-Muir Woods Loop
|One of the newer sections of Troop 80 Trail, with a spectacular stone retaining wall
This loop through ancient woods is less than 5 miles, but feels longer, thanks to lots of small elevation changes along the way (and epic sets of stairs on Lost Trail).
The lower section of Bootjack Trail has just reopened after bridge repair and trail work. Yippee!
If you can't make it this week:
Truly scenic and gorgeous 365 days a year. Spring wildflowers are usually scarce on this hike (and since it's a drought year there will likely be fewer than usual) but autumn maple leaves are colorful near the creeks in September. I get a kick out of hiking here in August when the main parking lot at Muir Woods is packed.
Get there early for parking on weekends. If the lot is full, continue uphill to the Bootjack Trailhead and begin your hike from there.
Mountain Home-Muir Woods is hike number 9 in 60 Hikes in 60 Miles: San Francisco (third edition). Read about this hike on BAHiker.
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. day Monday, check out Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline in the East Bay. The trails are flat and paved and it's a great place for birdwatching.
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