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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Muir Woods National Monument reviews
Wonderful views of the Redwoods - great paths to walk. Very friendly staff. We went with SF Excursions and it was a great place to stop along the tour!!
Wonderful views of the Redwoods - great paths to walk. Very friendly staff. We went with SF Excursions and it was a great place to stop along the tour!! more »
Muir Wood is an absolute must do while visiting the San Francisco area. Our family of 5 had 9am parking reservations and the kids weren't very excited to leave the hotel bright and early in the AM...
Muir Wood is an absolute must do while visiting the San Francisco area. Our family of 5 had 9am parking reservations and the kids weren't very excited to leave the hotel bright and early in the AM... more »
Great place to visit with Family. About 20 minutes from San Francisco once you cross the golden gate bridge. Reason I didn't give it 5 stars is there are no water falls. Only red woods and trails which is still very beautiful. There is a nice cafe that serves coffee, food and souvenirs. Price is very cheap per person and very accessible off the freeway. Highly recommend this place
My sister and I had a wonderful time. This is definitely a kid friendly activity. The peace and beauty that surrounds you is surreal. I will definitely be going back. The road to get there is very winding and slightly unnerving but totally worth it. The views are stunning. The trails are clean and well kept. They have several places to sit and relax. I would recommend this place any day. It is very cool in the mornings and the trees provide great shade but it stays cool for a while.
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