The Backdoor To Muir Woods - Franklin Young
Source: Mt Tamalpais State Park
Mount Tamalpais State Park Docent Led Hike See Muir Woods without any parking hassle and without the crowds. Along the way we will point out some historic markers. TENTATIVE ROUTE: Canopy Trail - Muir Woods- Plevin Cut - Alice Eastwood Camp (lunch) - Sierra Trail - Mountain Home Parking Lot MEET: Mountain Home Parking Area (parking is also available across the street on the Gravity Car Fire Road) DISTANCE: 5 miles / Moderately Strenuous DEPARTURE: 10am Departure - Group should return no later than 2:30 LUNCH: This hike will have a lunch break - bring your lunch NO REGISTRATION OR SIGN UP NECCESSARY. Everyone welcome! You do not need to be a Friends of Mt Tam member to participate. Just show up! CANCELLATIONS: Rain, red flag days, winds above 30 mph, and unforeseen circumstances will cancel. Check the Friends of Mt Tam Facebook for updates: https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfMtTam PARKING: We strongly recommend carpooling and arriving 15 minutes early to find parking. Certain parking areas require a $8 fee (Pantoll, Bootjack, and East Peak). Bring exact change! WATER: Bring at least two bottles of water on hot days. Most hikes do not pass by public drinking water sources. FOOD: Unless stated otherwise in the hike description, there will not be a formal lunch stop. Bring your own snacks. PROTECTION: Ticks, mosquitoes, horse flies and yellow jackets are present, but not abundant. STURDY BOOTS: Trails are uneven, rocky and can be very steep in places. Sandals, sneakers and running shoes are not recommended. COVID PRECAUTIONS: Frequent hand sanitation, physical distancing, and no sharing of gear or maps. Visitors need to be fully prepared to provide for all of their own needs, including a map (printed or downloaded), hand sanitizer, tissues, and first aid supplies. HIKE DOCENTS have been trained under the California State Parks Volunteers In the Park Program (VIPP).