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Muir Woods National Monument

Muir Woods National Monument
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Type of Attraction
Wilderness, Mountains, Trails
Day Trip
Interests That Apply
Outdoors, Photography
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Price: $0-$5
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Mobility Obstacles: Extended Walking Required Dirt/off-road walking
Notes: Some trails are wheelchair accessible.
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Lunch
Restrooms: Available
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Muir Woods National Monument

Preserved Redwood Forest

Must See

Muir Woods Rd and Camino Del Cyn
(follow signs from Hwy 101 N)
Mill Valley, CA 94941


Named after the conservationist John Muir, Muir Woods became a National Monument in 1908 thanks to President Theodore Roosevelt and the Antiquities Act. Today, the woods are part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and the forest is home to a vast diversity of plant and animal life, namely the redwood trees. The forest is located only about 12 miles north of San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge into Mill Valley and Mount Tamaplais. The ancient coastal redwood trees, some of which are 1,000 or more years old and over 260 feet high, sprawls out over 560 acres of preserved land. Muir Woods is a popular place to hike and wonder through the protected wilderness. Take note that Muir Woods is protected by the National Park Service and although the area is open year-round, there are no bicycles, picnics, dogs, or camping allowed.

Times & Dates

Open Hours: 8am-5pm, daily
Notes: Muir Woods generally opens at 8am and closes at sunset and is open all days of the year.
Visit Time: 30min-2hr
Best Time to Visit: The best time of day to go is early in the morning or later in the afternoon.
Why Best: There are tour buses that visit the park throughout the afternoon.
Average Wait Time: None
Notes: Bicycles, picnics, dogs, and camping are prohibited!
Price: $0-$5


Outdoor with little or no covering.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car
Parking Availability: Yes

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