Explore the best trails near Mill Valley with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.




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January 12. Lots of water falls.

Beautiful hike. I highly recommend. I would actually give it about a 4.5. To clarify, the Tourist Club is a group of buildings along the route and is not the part of the route itself. You will not be prevented in doing this hike.

I love this place

Was a great hike, but we did end up turning the wrong way at a fork and had to walk an extra couple miles to get back on the loop. Pay attention and have fun! Beautiful views, and not very steep at all.

Second time to this beautiful peaceful place. Couldn't do it first time around and I consider myself an able bodied person. The stairs are killer, but today doable! Breathtaking views, great smell of nature, more hikers today than last time, but friendly and courteous. Bring water and a snack. Consider finding a spot half way thru to sit and "be" in the beauty that is nature and California. I'll be bring people back here forever.

18 days ago

Great hike and a great burn for the gams! I did just an out and back from the bootjack campground parking lot to Muir Woods. It was a beautiful hike, much of it followed a small stream with multiple tiny waterfalls (or water falling over rocks really). Not many people on the trail until you hit Muir Woods. Next time I would probably cut back before the visitors center.

Very nice hike, worth noting that you can also drive your car down the hill, take a left and you can find parking with access to Rodeo Valley Trail which takes you to the Miwok / Bobcat intersection. Views are great at the top, you can see the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate through the hills. When you're down, its worth a drive down to the beach

20 days ago

20 days ago

Plenty to take in on this hike, and topping it off with grilled cheese and tomato soup from the café is a must!!

Very easy loop around east peak. We went off trail a few times to climb onto some of the boulders before we went up to east peak. Great place for a beautiful panoramic view.

One of my favorite trails. Some fallen trees from the recent storm made it extra adventurous this past weekend (12/18/16). Beautiful as always, with frost everywhere and icy muddy puddles.

This is the top portion to several of the trails. Paved. Great views.

1 month ago

Love this hike so much. The giant redwoods are awesome. It gets a bit crowded near the visitor centre but thins out quickly once you push on further into the woods. I have done this in 2011 and May 2015.

Fabulous hike. Start from the auxiliary Muir Woods parking lot and you will see signs for Dipsea Trail. Once on it you will wind through the highlands cross crossing the fire road until you hit the woods. This is where it gets a little steep but the trail is well groomed and easy to navigate. I went on a weekday so the traffic was non existent. Took about 5 hours of consistent walking to cover the 10ish miles all the way down to Stetson Beach which is a sleepy town w cafes, etc. my tracker said I climbed 199 stories of stairs and took about 22K steps. Enjoy!!