Thousand-year-old redwood trees pierce the sky 260 above the Muir Woods forest floor. Interpretive displays, special programs, and hiking paths through Douglas-fir, big-leaf maple, and bay laurel and among bird, deer, and reptile habitat, reveal the complex forest ecosystem.

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Expert Review of Muir Woods National Monument

Parks and Outdoors Review of Muir Woods National Monument

Away Travel Expert: Ann Marie Brown
ParksExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Birding,Day Hiking
Parks and OutdoorsExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Muir Woods National Monument is one of the best parks within a short drive of San Francisco. Its grove of coastal redwoods attracts people from all over the world who want to see and be humbled by these awesomely tall and old trees. The only drawback at this park is its popularity; Muir Woods is visited by more than one million people each year. Making the trip on a weekday is your best bet.
  • Besides avoiding weekend visits, another great way to get away from the masses is to get off the main boardwalk trail that leads from the monument visitor center. Leave the main path and take a loop hike on Ocean View, Lost Trail, and Fern Creek Trail, and you'll enjoy the big trees without the crowds.

Marin County
Muir Woods Rd.
Mill Valley, California 94941
Parking: 8 a.m. to sunset
Price: Adults $5, free for children 15 and under

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 415-388-2595
Fax: 415-389-6957
Price Information: Adults $5, free for children 15 and under
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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