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Canopy View Trail

Intermediate
 4.3 (8)

A meandering trail from the valley floor up to the wide open ridge through the redwoods.


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1.5

Miles

2.4

KM

73%

Runnable

935' 285 m

High

139' 42 m

Low

857' 261 m

Up

61' 19 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

38%

Max Grade (21°)

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Features Birding · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

When one reaches the Muir Woods National Monument expect huge crowds. Use this trail very early or during the off season. Otherwise you will have to step off the trail or slow down too many times for an enjoyable run.

Description

The Canopy Trail ascends to the eastern slope of the valley. This trail has switchbacks that make the climb much easier than other trails. You'll cross multiple bridges and be shaded most of the way up to the top. One will find that the footing is easy along most of the trail.

You can connect with the Lost Trail to do a counter-clock loop down back into the valley floor for about a 2.5 mile outing, or go clockwise onto the Panoramic Trail to begin a 3.4 mile loop. Either direction you choose to go, the trail and the views will be magnificent.

Many locals refer to this trail as the Ocean View Trail. There may still be signs with that designation.

Contacts

Shared By:

Phil DiGirolamo

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  4.3 from 8 votes

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Photos

Muir Woods
May 12, 2016 near Mill Va…, CA
Big trees are great all over in Muir Woods.
May 12, 2016 near Mill Va…, CA
Muir Woods Canopy View Trail
May 12, 2016 near Mill Va…, CA
Without a figure for scale, it's difficult to truly appreciate the size of these trees!
May 9, 2016 near Mill Va…, CA
Muir Woods- quiet, cool, fresh forest air - how peaceful.
Mar 24, 2016 near Mill Va…, CA
Winding through the redwoods.
May 17, 2016 near Mill Va…, CA

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Jun 12, 2019
WILLIAM FENWICK
Easy run with Mollie Redwood - Canopy View - Lost Trail - Alice Eastwood Camp - Redwood + run back to Pelican
May 26, 2017
Nick Pfenning