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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  • Absolute delightful, peaceful and wonderful experience wandering among these beautiful giants. It was a must see on my bucket list. 
    Absolute delightful, peaceful and wonderful experience wandering among these beautiful giants. It was a must see on my bucket list.  more »
  • There are plenty of parks in California with similar hiking trails. For example, the Redwood Regional Park. Muir Wood is not that special to be honest. Just more crowded. 
    There are plenty of parks in California with similar hiking trails. For example, the Redwood Regional Park. Muir Wood is not that special to be honest. Just more crowded.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Reservations for parking need to be purchased online beforehand. Time slots fill up quickly so plan ahead! There's also a shuttle service but we didn't use it. This park is absolutely stunning. Clean, marked trails with historic and educational markers throughout and the raw nature within is well worth any of the costs. I can't wait to go back.

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