Simply to the north of town, this 6-mile loop has all of it: seaside leisure, ridge high ocean views, and tavern time. To completely benefit from the hike, in addition to the remaining spots, allot an entire day for this journey.
What Makes It Nice
From Muir Seaside, take Pacific Method over Redwood Creek then take a proper on to Hwy 1. Simply previous the Pelican Inn, on the alternative facet of the freeway, discover the Dias Ridge Path to start your ascent. The ridge you’re climbing is known as after Silvio Dias, a Portuguese farmer, who as soon as owned the land and ran the Golden Gate Dairy to start with of the 1900s.
Mountaineering up 700 ft onto Dias Ridge, you recognize the dairy farmer was a fortunate man; the views of the undulating coastal hills plus the sweeping views of the Pacific are unbelievable. As soon as on the ridgeline, observe it northeast to its intersection with the Miwok Path in your left; it's named after the those who initially inhabited this space for 1000's of years. Switchback down the hill and into the oak forest the place lastly you’ll have a break from the solar. Preserve left to observe the peaceable, however overgrown Redwood Creek Path to Hwy 1. Flip left onto for the ultimate stretch alongside the street to the Inn, and ultimately to Muir Seaside.
End up your day by exploring the tide swimming pools, mountain climbing up an intimidating bluff path to the remark level overlook, and/or lounging on the sand. Be at liberty to hike this loop within the different route when you favor to descend round 700 ft whereas dealing with the Pacific Ocean.
Who’s Going to Love It
Anybody searching for an amazing exercise, whether or not or not it's mountain climbing or working, and a calming relaxation on Muir Seaside will take pleasure in this loop path. Dias Ridge Path ends simply throughout the freeway from the Pelican Inn - a seventeenth century fashion English pub the place you may plop down on the garden and luxuriate in their drinks and meals.
The Redwood Creek watershed is a biodiversity hotspot and residential to among the West Coast’s endangered native species just like the California red-legged frog, Coho salmon, steelhead trout and the coastal redwood. Because the intersection of a number of pure landscapes (freshwater wetlands, lagoon, dunes, ocean), it features collectively to create the ecosystem wanted for these species to work together and survive. Naturalists and hen watchers will recognize the importance of the watershed's varied biospheres, every with its personal natural world.
Instructions, Parking, & Laws
Take US-101 and exit onto 445B for CA-1 towards Mill Valley/Stinson Seaside. In about 1 mile, flip left to remain on CA-1 N. Go about 5.5 miles then flip left onto Seacape Drive and park within the giant dust parking zone. Arrive early on weekends to discover a spot.
As a day use solely space, Muir Seaside is open from 9 AM till one hour after sundown. Though canines will not be permitted on the Dias Ridge Path, horses and bikes are.