SAN FRANCISCO HIKING CLUB

MT. TAM: LAGUNA CREEK, CARDIAC HILL & MUIR WOODS

  • 05/21/2022
  • 9:00 AM
  • Hikeleader: Gary Weiss

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MT. TAM: LAGUNA CREEK, CARDIAC HILL & MUIR WOODS

Hike Date:  Saturday, May 21, 2022

Leader:  Gary Weiss

Leader Email:  gary@sfhiking.com

Leader Phone:  415-279-5570

Meeting Location (ONLY IF you've arranged for a ride in SF): Whole Foods;
2001 Market St. @ Dolores (on the Dolores St. side); parking on the street or below.

Meeting Time:  9:00 AM

Departure Time:  Shortly after 9:00 AM

Rating: Level 4 

Mileage:  9.5 miles

Elevation Gain: 1700'

Description:  This is a really beautiful hike that includes most of Mt. Tam's varied terrains.  There is only one short (.6 miles) off-trail section at the beginning going up pretty Laguna Creek.  On that trail there are a few fallen trees that need to be "navigated".  The rest of the hike, all on official trails includes a few exposed sections with amazing views, but we'll mostly be in the shade of redwoods.  We'll stop off at Cardiac Hill - called that for the stiff climb up Dipsea Trail (which we're not doing). Then it's down to Muir Woods, the only place we're likely to see a lot of people.  The hike back out of Muir Woods is the gentlest route.  We'll get to see the late Spring/early Summer wildflowers.  A few of the native orchids and Clintonia lilies will hopefully still be around. 
If it's a really hot day we can cut out about a mile and a half of the sunnier sections.  Unfortunately no dogs are allowed in the National Monument.
Please carpool if possible - parking is limited.