Bay Area Hiker: Mountain Home Trailhead Troop 80/Bootjack/Lost Trail Loop -- Mount Tamalpais and Muir Woods

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0.0: Walk to the north end of the parking lot and look for a small trail on the left side of the road. Turn left onto Trestle Trail.
0.1: Trestle Trail ends at Camp Eastwood Road. Turn right onto this paved road.
0.4: Junction. Turn right onto Troop 80 Trail.
0.9: Sierra Trail crosses Troop 80 Trail at a signed junction. Continue straight on Troop 80 Trail.
1.8: Junction. Continue straight.
1.9: Van Wyck Meadow, dominated by a huge rock and the whimsical sign, "Population 3 Stellar Jays." Walk to the meadow's southeast corner and turn left onto Bootjack Trail.
2.9: Junction with spur trail to Camp Eastwood Road on the right. Continue straight.
3.0: Bootjack Trail ends at the paved Muir Woods Trail. Stay to the left.
3.3: Junction. Turn left onto Fern Creek Trail..
3.7: Junction. Turn right onto Lost Trail.
4.2: Junction. Turn left unto Ocean View Trail.
4.5: Ocean View Trail ends at a signed junction with Panorama Trail. Stay to the left as a spur trail cuts up to the road.
4.7: Panorama Trail ends at Camp Eastwood Road. Either walk down Camp Eastwood Road to the Trestle Trail and take that back to the lot, or simply walk on the left side of Panoramic Highway for about .07 mile back to the lot.
4.7: Back at the trailhead.

Getting there:
From US 101 in Marin County, exit CA 1/Stinson Beach. Drive north on Shoreline Highway about 1 mile to the junction with Almonte. Turn left to stay on Shoreline and drive about 2.5 miles to the junction with Panoramic. Turn right onto Panoramic and drive about 1 mile to the junction with Muir Woods Road; continue straight (middle lane) to stay on Panoramic. Continue about 1.5 miles more, then turn left into the parking lot across the street from the Mountain Home Inn.

GPS coordinates* for trailhead:
Latitude 3754'36.72"N
(* based on Google Earth data, shown as degrees, minutes, seconds)

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© 2002 Jane Huber/Bay Area Hiker