Explore the most popular forest trails in Muir Woods National Monument with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Good walk/hike. The big trees are all down on the boardwalk but it is much less crowded on this trail after leaving the boardwalk. We got an early parking reservation (9am) and glad we did. By the time we left it was crazy with cars circling the lot, looking for a spot.

walking
9 days ago

It's more a walk than a hike. The first part is quite beautiful along the stream with redwood trees and ferns lining the path.

one of most beautiful and easiest hikes in the area. best place to see sequoias outside Sequoia or Yosemite National Parks. just note that this hike is also in another National Park and you need to pay

It’s a beautiful hike, took someone with me that had some hip issues so we went nice and slow and she was able to enjoy the beautiful hike too. I do recommend going counter clockwise.

If your car-less and coming from San Fran, an easy and affordable way to enjoy Muir Woods is: 1. Take bus(#30)/ferry to Sausalito ($6.50/$12 one way), 2. Take Muir Woods shuttle ($3 round trip; reserve seat in advance). Beats the $70+ tours! This trail was mainly in the shade but got some filtered sun. Very few muddy spots. Well maintained, wide packed trail for most of it. There is no summit (it hugs the contour line once you’ve reached max elevation) and there aren’t viewpoints. Consider the Dipsea trail if you want a peak at the ocean. Definitely nice to get away from the crowds.

Beautiful coastal trail. Birthday hike surprise from my fav hiker

hiking
24 days ago

One of the most beautiful trails and not difficult at all! Can't wait to come back.

Beautiful and serene. Breathtaking

walking
24 days ago

Beautiful walk. The path is very accessible and great for children. The description says, “heavily trafficked” and that is an understatement.

beautiful

hiking
1 month ago

Easy, beautiful hike.

2 months ago

We took this trail after Canopy-Lost-Fern Creek trail. This trail passes Cathedral Grove, Bohemian Grove and Founders Grove. This trail is popular for public even children and elderly.

Started at 8am on a misty and dense Saturday. We found parking in the lot - keep in mind you have to pay $7-$10 for your permit. The trail started leveled ground, then midway it was incline and after it was steep. We ended at the exit, which led to a street and cars parked alongside. Decided to hangout at Stinson Beach for a while before hiking back.

Overall, this trail requires you to have stamina and endurance to keep going forward. Other than that, it was very scenic and I would do it again.

It's actually 7 miles from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach. I did this up and back Oct 20, 2018 from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach. I even touched the ocean. I had over 15 miles of hiking before it was all done. Great hike that has so much varied terrain and even multiple climates.

hiking
2 months ago

Enjoy this hike and the beautiful views. It was hard for me because of all the stairs and steps this hike had but overall it was beautiful!

Great trail with a huge diversity of terrain!

Start early and make sure to wear layers. I started the hike counter clockwise to end at the beach. I got sunshine, to rain and dense fog which you can't see 8 ft ahead of you. It was an amazing trail to hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Pretty. Get there early for a parking spot.

scenic driving
3 months ago

It’s so beautiful. I love this place.

Had a great hike. The best park was getting away from the crowded areas and exploring the woods.

A stunning trail. Make sure to check out the Zen Center at the start of the trail.

Absolutely beautiful but start early! A lot of stairs and bring layers as the weather changes quickly throughout the hike!

Beautiful views. Minimal shade. Lots of fun to be had.

hiking
3 months ago

Recorded route is shorter than mine. I recorded 8 miles to the beach.

Beautiful! Amazing trees!! Great hiking trail and so close to SF that it gives you a great day hike worth the time. We’re visiting from Va. and had to visit this beautiful area.

The information provided here is wrong. Dipsea trail is 7 miles one way. The trail path mentioned here does not include the first 2.5 miles of the trail.

Combines the essence of Northern Californian Nature - the redwoods, the long open hills, the Pacific coast. Good mix of not so exhausting stretches w very demanding climbs - beware the roots and loose stones. Steps down to Stinson should be taken w caution, and when you return from Stinson take your time on these steps, they are very uneven (no rhythm to establish). A trail that demands your attention/concentration at each step!

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