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Muir Woods National monument Mill Valley

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Muir Woods National monument
Muir Woods Trail
Mill Valley
CA
94941
Tel: 415 388 2596

Where are we going today?

Muir Woods National Monument contains 6 miles of trails. There is a 30 minute loop, a 1 hour loop, and a 90 minute loop as well as longer hikes on trails that extend into surrounding parks. All of these walks afford views of thousands of old-growth coast redwoods, the tallest living things in the world.

Download a free copy of the Redwood Discovery Pack before you go and help the give solve riddles and learn facts on the way round.

Muir Beach and Muir Beach Overlook visitor centres offer a range of regular programming suitable for families which varies seasonally.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$7
  • Free Under: 15 years!
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

Park open every day at 8am, including holidays. Facilities from 9am.

I'm Hungry!

Food is not permitted except a light snack is permitted on the plaza and cafe deck..

Any Top Tips?

Why not consider the Junior Ranger Program?.

More information

Pets, bicycles, smoking, horseback riding and camping are not permitted within the park. .

What people are saying?

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    just so beautiful. A short drive from SF. Beware, weekends and holidays get super busy and parking can be a big problem so I recommend going early. Reasonable entry price, and a good place to see the famous redwoods!

    Go!

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    i thoroughly enjoyed every step, every breath, and every inch of muir woods!

    what a great way to spend a leisurely afternoon day over memorial day weekend on this nice nature walk / stroll. the redwoods provide plenty of shade so it kept us cool and collected while there are plenty of screaming and crying children around on a busy holiday weekend.

    the monument is well preserved and well paved. you can easily walk around in flip flops if you want, but if you're looking to hike back via the hillside trail or diverge to other trails then you definitely...Read More

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    The best treasure in the world and it's just 12 miles north of San Francisco. It doesn't matter if it's raining or sunny outside. Muir Woods is a sacred and beloved place! Redwood Trees, nature and fresh air! I'm lucky to live so close!

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    Breathtaking views with very nice pathways around Muir Woods. I really appreciate their focus on recycling and composting. They have educational postings in the cafe located by the visitors center. People need to remember this and do the same in their own household! Thank you for the great experience.

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    Muir Woods is a must visit when you are in the San Francisco Bay area. The forest is so peaceful all your worries fade away. It is an eye opening experience for nature lovers that didn't know they were! The road to the woods is a bit narrow and winds around, it is just another piece adding to the ambiance of the day. Would recommend for the whole family.

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by Alice Chang

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i thoroughly enjoyed every step, every breath, and every inch of muir woods!

what a great way to spend a leisurely afternoon day over memorial day weekend on this nice nature walk / stroll. the redwoods provide plenty of shade so it kept us cool and collected while there are plenty of screaming and crying children around on a busy holiday weekend.

the monument is well preserved and well paved. you can easily walk around in flip flops if you want, but if you're looking to hike back via the hillside trail or diverge to other trails then you definitely need tennis / hiking shoes and dress accordingly.

tips:
1) free parking, but be prepared to play musical parking spot because it was pretty tough trying to find parking.
2) $7 entrance, make sure you pay your dues! i think there are some people who weren't paying and just walked right in. since parking is free the $7 entrance fee kind of makes up for it and the $ goes towards maintaining the monument.
3) 2 restrooms, one once you enter, once before you enter. take your pick.
4) study the trails before visiting if you plan on conquering a longer hike and allot plenty of time to hike back.

would definitely love to visit again :)

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