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Muir Woods is a short drive (12 miles) north from San Francisco and is a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. This National Monument is known for its forests filled with coastal redwood trees, some of the biggest trees in the world. The area is often blanketed in fog which adds a mysterious atmosphere to any visit, and also helps the redwoods survive in the drier summer months. In May 1945, Muir Woods was host to a very special international event. United Nations delegates meeting in San Francisco traveled to Muir Woods to honor the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt with a special memorial in a grove of redwood trees. Please visit the United Nations Memorial Service for President Roosevelt at Muir Woods page for more information. Muir Woods has a rich and varied history, from its use by the Coast Miwok people, to its early days of tourism and the Mount Tamalpais Mill Valley Scenic Railway, to an era of conservation, to modern preservation. In each era, the forest has been affected by the actions of humans, for better or for worse.

hiking
19 hours ago

Awesome views. No traffic on first section whilst Highway 1 is being repaired. Easy elevation change stretched over the distance, except for the bottom of Dipsea. Nice mix of Fern Gully vibes and exposed coastal hills. Lots of water stops on the way round- really nice way to experience this spot on Mount Tam

walking
2 days ago

Easy and beautiful walk around the Monument area. Go for the trails for more of a challenge and moderate trails. Can easily spend 3+ hours when taking multiple trails. Enjoy! Haven’t seen a difficult trail here but next time I’m in town I’ll extend my 3+ hour hike and see what I find.

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
3 days ago

Hiked from Mill Valley to beach and back. Beautiful trail with enough variety to keep it interesting. Great to have the beach as a midday break.

Muir Woods was of course beautiful. Once you're out of the woods, the hike gets a little boring. The summit was gorgeous, but overall scenery throughout the entire hike was subpar (had to cross a road, use fire roads, dusty). Off my bucket list and probably will not hike again, now onto other trails

hiking
11 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

Great hike with two different opportunities to spend time in the beach. The trail gets confusing at the end on the Middle Green section because that section of the trail has been moved and you have to go around a farm and then through a farm. Don't fret!