Ben Johnson Trail

 5 votes

1.1 Miles 1.8 Kilometers

 

63% 

Runnable

Singletrack

835' 255 m

Ascent

-36' -11 m

Descent

1,083' 330 m

High

284' 87 m

Low

15%

Avg Grade (8°)

36%

Max Grade (20°)

All Clear

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A steep run out of Muir Woods National Monument through the redwoods to the top of Mt. Tamalpais.

Phil DiGirolamo

Overview

Features: Fall Colors — Spring — Views — Wildflowers
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Runner Notes

Be early or be crowded.

Description

One can start the run to the Ben Johnson Trail through Muir Woods National Monument by either the Redwood Creek Trail or the Hillside Trail. The steep climb to the ridge snakes through the redwood forest and up through the fog-line onto the grassland and shrub-scaped top of Mount Tamalpais. This trail is well shaded on a mostly soft pathway. However, expect to spend some energy on this mile climb. Ben Johnson is a great escape from the crowds below and can be utilized to complete a much longer loop.

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#399

in California

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All Clear 20 days ago
Dry - No issues as of July 30, 2017. Trail all clear
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