Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley

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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 .
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  • This is a re-review after six years, because (1) it was about time to revisit this wonderful place; and (2) I now have a much better camera for recording what I saw to help readers understand why this...  more »
  • Park with Sequoias and Redwood, very well implemented and preserved forests. requires little mobility to navigate it. Spectacular
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  • We are from Southern California and Muir Woods is a place to make our decision to come to the bay. If you have never been it is a must on the bucket list. We went with Dillon's tours and had no problems on waiting in line to get in. Take a deep breath and take in all the amazing marvels of Nature and unplug from the busy city environment. The trails are easy to follow and you decide how long your trip there is going to be. The gift shop has something for everyone in the family to take a piece home with you. The road there is a bit windy and not for the faint at heart with turns. But once you make it here it will all be worth it. We can't wait to come back.
  • No words can explain the feeling once you enter the park. Some say it brings out your inner peace, resulting in the urge to write poetry. Only you can say. I would definitely recommend spending a day here hiking through the amazing red woods. Dress warm because the giants block almost all of the sun, you will find yourself basking in the rare beams of light. P.S. You will have to schedule a parking appointment before heading down there! It's a very popular place! There is a 10 dollar entry fee!
  • Amazing national monument. We walked through most of the groves on the boardwalks/lower trails. Some of the best views and unique areas can be found on the canopy trail. It took us 2 hours to hike up and back. It was well worth it. See the huge redwoods on the forest floor, but take a hike up for scenic views. Wear proper hiking boots.
  • One of the best hikes and adventures I've been to. It's so nice to escape the big cities around the bay and come here. A completely different feeling in the environment when you're here. The air is so refreshing and nice to breath in. Great selection of unique gift shop items available with a cafe. Just remember to reserve your parking spot before coming here. The drive over here is really fun too.
  • Loved every minute of the visit here. Everything about this park is great, the huge 2000 year old trees, the beautiful pristine river, the beach and the trails. The park offers various trails and has a gift shop and restaurant on site. The entrance was $10 per person, I recommend taking the shuttle here as parking reservations sell out quickly and the shuttle is more convenient. No dogs are allowed inside the park.

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