Muir Knoll

Named for John Muir who likely spent time in the area. He lived just a few feet away in North Hall while attending the University in 1863. In the 1910s the area was known as “Story-Tellers Hill” because it served as the site for university summer session “Folk Lore” meetings led by Charles E. Brown.

A concrete reservoir, just east of the scenic overlook, once served a nearby laboratory, but is no longer in use.

Site of the old Ski Jump.