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Marin Headlands: Tennessee Valley to Muir Beach via Dias Ridge:

This trek through Mount Tamalpais State Park (as well as GGNRA lands on the Dias Ridge Trail) crosses the northwest corner of Muir Woods.
5.5miles

5.5 miles one-way for hikers and equestrians, 8.3 miles one-way for mountain bikers; car shuttle possible

DIFFICULTY: Moderate

From: Shoreline Highway

To: Pantoll Ranger Station in Mill Valley

Watch raptors soar above open chaparral slopes, take in spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, follow a moist creekbed, and cross shaded oak woodlands and redwood–fir forests; this trek through Mount Tamalpais State Park (as well as GGNRA lands on the Dias Ridge Trail) crosses the northwest corner of Muir Woods. Hikers and equestrians descend into Frank Valley on the Miwok Trail and mountain bikers descend the Dias Ridge Trail; all users then make a steady climb to the Pantoll Ranger Station.

Elevation Gain/Loss 1,505 feet/660 feet one-way for hikers and equestrians, 1,745 feet/865 feet one-way for mountain bikers

This trail description is an excerpt from our new 2019 edition of the Guidebook. If you would like more detailed information including trailhead locations and color maps, buy the book today from Wilderness Press.

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