Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley

4.7
Just a short drive north of San Francisco, Muir Woods National Monument protects a pristine area of about 97 hectares (240 acres) of old-growth redwood forest. Walk among the giant trees, which are some of the tallest living things on the planet. You can choose from several trails, ranging in length and difficulty. For an easy hike through a grove of trees nearly a millennium old, take the short main trail loop. If you feel a little more adventurous, put on pair of good hiking shoes and take the 3 km (2 mi) trail to the top of "Cardiac Hill," which offers unobstructed views of San Francisco and the Pacific Ocean. To visit Muir Woods National Monument and other attractions in Mill Valley, use our Mill Valley trip planner.
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  • Our family of four (including two teens) enjoyed a long weekend in San Francisco last summer. One of our trip's highlights was certainly our afternoon in Muir Woods. We stayed in downtown San...  more »
  • We stopped in here for half an hour as we leisurely made our way from San Francisco to Napa Valley. (I think you might have to book a car park? We had a driver, so that wasn't an issue for us...  more »
  • You need a few hours to hike thru the beautiful Redwoods. We were there about 4 hours. They are so beautiful. Wear good hiking shoes and take a jacket. It is a bit cooler here without the...  more »
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  • We went last fall to San Francisco and decided to stop here as it is close. It was one of my favorite parts of the trip. The park rangers are excited to teach kids. It was so beautiful and not overly crowded. Lots to explore and go at your own pace. My kids got to be junior park rangers and get a badge.
  • We loved hiking here. It is a one of a kind experience. We reserved afternoon parking and were able to park close to the visitor center. It looked like sometimes the parking is pretty far out, my guess would be in the morning. My son was in awe of the giant trees. I highly recommend this park! ♥️
  • Its always pleasant feeling to visit this place. Fresh cold air while walking among some of the greatest and oldest trees. Paved path make it easier for all age groups to enjoy. Reserved parking make it easier. Be prepared as there would not be signal.
  • Absolutely incredible. Pictures don’t do it justice. Be sure to reserve parking early - it looks like parking can be quite far away so an early time slot is better. We spent quite awhile hiking in the park. We also ate lunch in the cafe which was also really good - the Muir Melt sandwich was delicious!
  • The walks are laid out in a way that gives you a great experience while protecting the trees. The guides are knowledgeable and clearly love their work. Great gift shop with wonderful redwood products, seedlings you can plant at home, shirts, totes bags, and more. Be sure to take a moment to just soak in the atmosphere. It's an incredibly peaceful place. I took a couple hundred photos - no exaggeration.

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