Muir Woods National Monument, San Francisco

Currently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
  • Address: 1 Muir Woods Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941, United States, San Francisco
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-4153882595
  • Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Forest, Trail, Hiking Trail, Walking Area, Family And Kids, Nature
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About Muir Woods National Monument, San Francisco

Muir Woods National Monument is a redwood forest located in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. It protects over 500 acres of redwood trees. Lush and green due to the proximity of the Pacific Ocean and wet weather of the region, it is home to several species of birds and animals.

The Redwood creek is rich in marine life and occasionally sea otters have been spotted swimming here. Thre are several hiking trails in the woods that are worth exploring. Moonlight walks are held on full moon nights.There is also a visitors centre which has changing exhibits and a gift shop.

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Muir Woods National Monument Information

  • Picnicking, camping and pets are not permitted.
  • There are no lodging facilities in the Muir Woods.
  • Restrooms are available.
  • Moonlight walks have to be booked in advance.

How To reach Muir Woods National Monument by Public Transport

  • Bus Stop: Muir Woods Visitor Centre

Restaurants Near Muir Woods National Monument

  • Aramark Cafe

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Things to Know Before Visiting Muir Woods National Monument

  • 58% of people who visit San Francisco include Muir Woods National Monument in their plan

  • 83.45% of people start their Muir Woods National Monument visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 5 Hrs to see Muir Woods National Monument

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

93.92% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Muir Woods National Monument

People normally club together Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands while planning their visit to Muir Woods National Monument.

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Muir Woods National Monument, San Francisco Reviews

  • We are from Southern California and Muir Woods is a place to make our decision to come to the bay. If you have never been it is a must on the bucket list. We went with Dillon's tours and had no problems on waiting in line to get in. Take a deep breath and take in all the amazing marvels of Nature and unplug from the busy city environment. The trails are easy to follow and you decide how long your trip there is going to be. The gift shop has something for everyone in the family to take a piece home with you. The road there is a bit windy and not for the faint at heart with turns. But once you make it here it will all be worth it. We can't wait to come back.

  • No words can explain the feeling once you enter the park. Some say it brings out your inner peace, resulting in the urge to write poetry. Only you can say. I would definitely recommend spending a day here hiking through the amazing red woods. Dress warm because the giants block almost all of the sun, you will find yourself basking in the rare beams of light. P.S. You will have to schedule a parking appointment before heading down there! It's a very popular place! There is a 10 dollar entry fee!

  • Amazing national monument. We walked through most of the groves on the boardwalks/lower trails. Some of the best views and unique areas can be found on the canopy trail. It took us 2 hours to hike up and back. It was well worth it. See the huge redwoods on the forest floor, but take a hike up for scenic views. Wear proper hiking boots.

  • One of the best hikes and adventures I've been to. It's so nice to escape the big cities around the bay and come here. A completely different feeling in the environment when you're here. The air is so refreshing and nice to breath in. Great selection of unique gift shop items available with a cafe. Just remember to reserve your parking spot before coming here. The drive over here is really fun too.

  • Beautiful place with lots of tall Redwood trees. The road down is curvy but has nice views. The park closes at sunset, and with good reason: it gets extremely dark in there as sunset nears. I was pretty deep in there hiking, my wife and son had gone back to the enterance ahead of me to use the restroom. The ranger wouldn't let them back into the woods as sunset was approaching. I had to hike out via flashlight, and it wasn't even quite sunset yet when I turned back. This would be a great spot to visit midday.

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