“Muir and the Mountain” Route Details (Watopia)

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One of five routes rolled out with Zwift’s Titans Grove expansion, “Muir and the Mountain” takes you on a loop which includes the Titans Grove “Watopia Preserve” and the Epic KOM. Fittingly named for John Muir, “Father of National Parks”, this route’s in-game description is an adaptation of Muir’s famous quote: “The mountains are calling, and I must go.”

The route’s length and profile make it a nice choice for an hour-long session which includes a hard climbing effort.

One of five routes rolled out with Zwift’s Titans Grove expansion, “Muir and the Mountain” takes you on a loop which includes the Titans Grove “Watopia Preserve” and the Epic KOM. Fittingly named for John Muir, “Father of National Parks”, this route’s in-game description is an adaptation of Muir’s famous quote: “The mountains are calling, and I must go.”

The route’s length and profile make it a nice choice for an hour-long session which includes a hard climbing effort.

Route Basics

Length: 33.9 km (21.1 miles)
Elevation:
767 m (2,516‘)
Lead-In: 5.2 km (3.2 miles)
Map: Watopia

Start & Finish

This route begins just west of the desert start pens, facing the Titans Grove entrance. You will need to ride the ~4.8km lead-in to the top of the Titans Grove reverse KOM before the route begins.

Once you cross the KOM line the route officially starts. It ends when you cross the same line a second time.

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Route Description

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Begin your lead-in by turning left into Titans Grove (reverse direction) and enjoy your roller-coaster ride through the sequoia forest. Hit the reverse KOM section hard if you’d like, but keep in mind you’ll be hitting it again at the end of the ride… plus the much longer and steeper Epic KOM and radio tower climbs are coming up soon!

At the end of Titans Grove hang a right onto the Fuego Flats road, descending across the bridge and turning left onto the road to the Epic KOM. Climb up through this mountain pass, and when you hit the banner at the top remember: you’re not done yet! This route takes you up even higher as you turn left to take Watopia’s steepest climb: the radio tower road.

Once you reach the tower it’s time for a long descent. Enjoy the downhill–you’ve earned it! When you reach the windmills at the Ocean Boulevard intersection turn right, then another right after climbing out of the ocean tunnel to get back onto the road to Titans Grove. Keep riding all the way to the top of the Titans Grove reverse KOM–the route ends at the KOM line.

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Kyle Bredesky
Kyle Bredesky (@kylebredesky)
1 year ago

These updated route pages are awesome!!!

Brandon Krulik
Brandon Krulik
9 months ago

This needs to be updated. I thought this was going to end where it started but takes you half way back through the swap area.

Goyk
Goyk
8 months ago
Reply to  Brandon Krulik

It literally says that in the guide man

wcpulling
wcpulling
7 months ago

The actual elevation gain on Muir Mountains is 3,000 feet from the start point (including lead in)

R.oddy Laves
R.oddy Laves
7 months ago

Anyone else having trouble getting the route to go? I’ve tried twice and it skips the turns and just puts you on a loop around the desert through Titans grove

M. Gallant
M. Gallant
6 months ago
Reply to  R.oddy Laves

Me too!!! I can’t finish it!!!

Angela Boakes
Angela Boakes
6 months ago

I did this route today, the distance is accurate but elevation is actually 915 metres not 767.

Rob
Rob
6 months ago
Reply to  Angela Boakes

Yeah, I got 914metres!

Robert
Robert
4 months ago
Reply to  Angela Boakes

There’s 122m of climb in the 5,2km lead-in – so 792m in the route + 122m in the lead-in = 914m total. ZwiftHub shows both the distance and vertical for route lead-ins, contrary to ZwiftInsider which only shows distance.

Carl J
Carl J
6 months ago

I guess I should have read the guide before trying to complete this Why would they (Zwift) give the route a lead in, especially one that you need to do a climb before starting (and then climb it again to end it)? Kind of strange. I know that some of the routes are a bit whacky, so I went an extra 5Kms from the start (half way up the hill), before just turning around. So with that said, do all routes actually start at the first banner? Tempus is after the first sprint (or is that just the ZI segment?).… Read more »

Martin Thomsen
Martin Thomsen
6 months ago

Which frame and wheels to choose on this route?

Aaron S
Aaron S
5 months ago
Reply to  Martin Thomsen

Light and fast? Sounds like the tron bike to me.

Patrik Tötterman
Patrik Tötterman (@patrik-totterman)
3 months ago
Reply to  Martin Thomsen

Specialized Tarmac Pro + ENVE SES 3.4 (or Meilensteins if you have them) is not a bad choice considering how much climbing there is.

Necdet
Necdet
4 months ago

Please notify me

Notifier
Notifier
4 months ago
Reply to  Necdet

You’ve been notified

Trf
Trf
4 months ago

With lead in 38.7 km and 915 m as of today

Alec Salter
Alec Salter
3 months ago

nice

Alec Salter
Alec Salter
3 months ago

helpful but outdated😀

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