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Ben Johnson Trail

 4.0 (7)

1.1 Miles 1.8 Kilometers


63%

Runnable

835' 255 m

Ascent

-36' -11 m

Descent

15%

Avg Grade (8°)

36%

Max Grade (20°)

1,083' 330 m

High

284' 87 m

Low

Shared By Phil DiGirolamo

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

Phil DiGirolamo

Dogs No Dogs

Features Fall Colors · Spring · Views · Wildflowers

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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#651

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