Muir Woods National MonumentCurrently 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
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
- Tags: National Park, Trail, Hiking Trail, Walking Area, Family And Kids
Muir Woods National Monument - Review
Muir Woods National Monument in Marin County boasts of its old growth towering Redwood trees through which scenic trails meander to Bohemian Grove, Cathedral Grove, and Redwood Creek. Among the numerous trails, the most exciting are the Dipsea and Johnson Trails that will offer you stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, Mount Tampa, and the verdant treetops in the surroundings. Part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the Muir Woods National Monument has over 240 acres of Coast Redwoods. As you hike, the sunbeams penetrating through the marine layer fog looks magical. The native fauna of the area includes American Shrew Mole, Sonoma Chipmunks, Elk Deer, bats, Western Grey Squirrels, Northern Spotted Owls, and a number of fish in the Redwood Creek.
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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
87.96% of people who visit San Francisco include Muir Woods National Monument in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
88.34% 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
92.87% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Muir Woods National Monument
Muir Woods National Monument Trips
Muir Woods National Monument, San Francisco Reviews
Wonderful place to explore and hike. It's fun for the whole family and for all physical activity levels. If you're not super active then you can stay on the main path near the visitor center and you'll be able to see beautiful creeks, birds, and huge redwoods. However, if you're looking for an adventure then you can most definitely pick some of the longer trails and really get deep into the forest but no real hiking experience needed. You just need some good hiking shoes and water. We had a blast :)
This place is magical. It is well maintained with clear trails and many different hikes and options for exploration. I chose to go early in the morning when they opened and the fog made the woods look very mysterious. As the sun came out, the fog burned away and the colors became vibrant. It can be very peaceful at times if other people are being respectful, and it was so easy to spend an entire day there exploring and enjoying the redwoods. Reserve a parking spot in advance. It gets a lot of traffic. Bring plenty of water and use the rest room at the visitors center before starting. The photo ops are incredible.
How anyone could rate this place less than 5 stars I have no idea. There’s a lovely raised wooden platform for the flat stretch along the stream, but I enjoy the less traveled trails. Pro tip: make sure you buy your parking pass in advance online! They will not let you park there otherwise and you’ll have to drive 20 minutes away to take a shuttle. There’s no cell reception so if you take a ride share make sure to schedule a pick up BEFORE descending down the hill (where you lose service). Get there early to beat (most of) the crowds so you can enjoy the splendor of the ancient redwoods and make sure to catch some of the rangers’ educational talks on the wildlife!
Visited Muir Woods while out in California. This place is amazing. The red wood trees are huge! I have never seen trees so tall and large in my life! Me and my mother went off the main trails to hike up the some of the mountains. The views were amazing. If you love nature this is the place for you! Also, make sure you don't wear flip flops like I did.
Wow! This was a fantastic visit! I hadn't seen the giant redwood trees in about 30 years and seeing them again after such a long time was truly amazing. Standing below one of the trees and looking up is awe inspiring. If you haven't seen these trees in person, it's hard to describe how special the experience can be. It isn't always easy to find parking in the park, but it's worth whatever minor hassle you have to go through to visit this amazing park. Absolutely worth your time!!!!