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Bootjack-Rock Spring Loop

Located in Mt. Tamalpais State Park, the Bootjack-Rock Spring Loop is an 8-mile long hiking path that provides stunning views of San Francisco, the Marin Headlands and especially nearby Muir Woods National Monument. The Bootjack-Rock Spring Loop is moderate difficulty and is rock and rutted in some spots, but the scenery is worth the trip. The loop follows a waterfall-dotted stream through a pristine Redwood Forest, and has an elevation gain of 1,770 feet, providing its impressive vistas, to a high point of nearly 2,000 feet above sea level at the Mountain Theater.

The Bootjack-Rock Spring Loop is open all year thanks to the clement California climate, so visitors to the area can enjoy Northern California hiking at any time. Even winter backpacking is welcome there. A map of the Bootjack-Rock Spring Loop can be found on any map of Mt. Tamalpais trails or a map of the Marin Headlands.