Hikers pause to enjoy the beauty of the Bootjack Trail Paul Myers
This climb up the steep slopes of Mt. Tam reveals beautiful vistas of the Bay Area and the Pacific Ocean. The redwoods of Muir Woods gradually give way to Douglas fir, bay laurel, and tanoak as the trail wends upward. From the Bootjack Campground, established in the early 1920s, continue to the Mountain Theater. After a storm in 2012 threatened to undercut a portion of the trail near its Rattlesnake Creek crossing, a new rock wall was installed and the existing footbridge removed and replaced. The renovated Bootjack Campground opened in 2013.