Miwok Trail

Marin Headlands (GGNRA), California

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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.
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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: Dias Ridge Trail and Old Springs Trail.
Activity Type: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Marin Headlands (GGNRA)
Distance: 8.6
Elevation Gain: 2,069 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 618 feet
Top Elevation: 922 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Parks: Marin Headlands (GGNRA)
Elevation Min/Max: 184/922 ft
Elevation Start/End: 618/618 ft

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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