Muir Woods National Monument, San Francisco
About Muir Woods National Monument, San Francisco
Muir Woods National Monument, San Francisco - Address, Phone Number
Address: 1 Muir Woods Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941, United States
Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
Timings: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
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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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The iconic tall trees make for a cool and breezy hike. Thankfully, they were spared from the recent wildfires. The hike is not difficult and is suitable for all ages. The hike starts at the Visitor Center and follows a loop along one of several well-marked routes. If you have a car or join a bus tour, it’s an easy day trip from San Francisco and the Bay Area. Public transportation is possible but not reliable and convenient. There is an entrance fee of $10.
Truly beautiful area. There are typically a lot of people here, but especially on the weekends. If you get here later than 9am on a weekday I'd expect to walk a while to find parking. On weekends it can be very difficult. There are both very easy to walk areas on flat ground and partially challenging uphill Hikes. There is a gift shop that also has a place to get food. Definitely worth visiting multiple times.
It was nice experience. Perfect for nature lovers who love to hike. Price slightly on high side esp if you go with a big family. It's 10 per person. You have to dress well and for families with kids you need to be careful as the hills are really steep with no support in a few areas depending on the route you choose. Parking can be very difficult if you are not early.
Muir Woods is a wonderful place to spend a little time among the ancient redwoods despite being only a short drive away from San Francisco. The oldest trees easily seen from a short boardwalk trail can be done in a short period of time. Additionally, there are a variety of other less traveled trails crossing the area, albeit with more elevation change and generally younger redwoods.
This is one of the few places in the world that I have visited that gives me a sense that God truly is real. The woods are well preserved and the trees are larger than life. I have never seen anything like that! You have to see it for yourself! And the drive up to it is a beautiful sight, just watch out for coyote's!
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