Miwok Trail

Marin Headlands (GGNRA), California

Distance8.6mi
Elevation Gain2,069ft
Trailhead Elevation618ft
Top922ft
Elevation Min/Max184/922ft
Elevation Start/End618/618ft

Miwok Trail

Miwok Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Marin County, California. It is within Mount Tamalpais State Park and Marin Headlands (GGNRA). It is 8.6 miles long and begins at 618 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,069 feet. Near the trailhead there are parkings, restroom, an information board, information maps, and a waste basket. This trail connects with the following: Bobcat Trail, Coyote Ridge Trail, Miwok Cutoff Trail, County View Trail, Rhubarb Trail, Dias Ridge Trail, Old Springs Trail, Redwood Creek Trail, Wolf Ridge Trail, Marincello Trail and Panoramic to Miwok.

Miwok Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"This nearly circular trail takes hikers along a wide path up and down the pretty grasslands that make up the Marin Headlands. It’s hard to imagine that for nearly 100 years, the area served as a military base of operations. In spring, the grassy hills are filled with wildflowers, including purplishblue lupine and Creamsicle-orange California poppies."

"Miwok Liwi Notuka, in the native Miwok tongue, loosely means “Miwok trip, that way.” I do not profess to be an ancient Native American languages specialist, so my phrasing and tense may have some inaccuracies. But this route covers prime Coast Miwok territory (see sidebar), possibly retracing some of the paths traveled by this pre-European civilization."

"This nearly circular trail takes hikers along a wide path up and down the pretty grasslands that make up the Marin Headlands. It’s hard to imagine that for nearly 100 years, the area served as a military base of operations. In spring, the grassy hills are filled with wildflowers, including purplish-blue lupine and creamsicle-orange California poppies. The Miwok and Bobcat Trails will escort you around the U-shaped Gerbode Valley, which takes on many facets during the year. Windswept grassy hills show their colors in spring with the aforementioned wildflower display, go brown in the summer heat, and when the clouds and fog descend, it’s eerie and mysterious."

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Trail Information

Marin Headlands (GGNRA)
Nearby City
Marin Headlands (GGNRA)
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Marin Headlands
Local Contacts
Golden Gate Hiking & Biking Waterproof Trail Map; Map Adventures
Local Maps

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Oct 2018