Just a short drive north of San Francisco, Muir Woods National Monument protects a pristine area of about 97 hectares (240 acres) of old-growth redwood forest. Walk among the giant trees, which are some of the tallest living things on the planet. You can choose from several trails, ranging in length and difficulty. For an easy hike through a grove of trees nearly a millennium old, take the short main trail loop. If you feel a little more adventurous, put on pair of good hiking shoes and take the 3 km (2 mi) trail to the top of "Cardiac Hill," which offers unobstructed views of San Francisco and the Pacific Ocean. To visit Muir Woods National Monument and other attractions in Mill Valley, use our Mill Valley trip planner .
Tours to Muir Woods National Monument
Muir Woods and Sausalito Half Day Tour (Optional Sausalito Ferry Ticket) BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $73
Duration: 4 hours
San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $134
Duration: 10 to 11 hours
Muir Woods National Monument Reviews
Me and my husband went here whilst on honeymoon and I am so glad we did. this is honestly one of the nicest places I have ever been to. it is sooo beautiful with lots of different paths to explore. if... more »
A great day out and with nature. Put on those hiking shoes and get there early; pre-book your parking and spend a good Saturday there. You can join the woodland talks to Learn about the ecosystem and ... more »
We went last fall to San Francisco and decided to stop here as it is close. It was one of my favorite parts of the trip. The park rangers are excited to teach kids. It was so beautiful and not overly crowded. Lots to explore and go at your own pace. My kids got to be junior park rangers and get a badge.
We loved hiking here. It is a one of a kind experience. We reserved afternoon parking and were able to park close to the visitor center. It looked like sometimes the parking is pretty far out, my guess would be in the morning. My son was in awe of the giant trees. I highly recommend this park! ♥️
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