Hiking is one of my most favorite things to do and lucky for me living in California, there is always a trail to discover. The hike from Muir Woods to Stinson Beach is especially spectacular. I love the mix of terrain you traverse as you walk through Muir Woods up to the summit and down through the valley overlooking the coast. The first time I did this hike many years ago was for a friend’s birthday, it was such a fun day. Nothing feeds my soul like long walks and good conversation with women I adore. Fast forward years later, this time I was able to capture our trek with my camera and share here with all of you. I hope this inspires you to find a trail near you to share with those you love. And if you are in San Francisco and haven’t done the Dipsea Trail from Muir Woods to Stinson Beach, you don’t know what you are missing. Go now!
Good to know:
- The one way hike is approximately 2-2.5 hrs. You can picnic on the beach and head back to Muir Woods. Allow 7 hrs. for the roundtrip with lunch at the beach.
- There is a $7 park entrance fee. Tickets can be purchased at the Visitor Center.
- Restrooms can be found in the parking lot and also near the Gift Shop in the park. Next restrooms are 5+ miles in at Stinson Beach.
- check out the NPS website for more info about Muir Woods National Monument.