Explore the most popular Nature Trips 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.

hiking
1 day ago

A nice walk through the woods, and few views are worth the effort, highly recommend for first timers and intermediate hikers

hiking
3 days ago

magical lands do exist

hiking
5 days ago

Crowded and heavily trafficked. There is a reservation fee and an entrance fee you must pay before arriving this park. The trees are magnificent to view but the crowd does ruin the peacefulness of Muir Woods. Right now, there’s a lot of trail maintenance going on so it’s not the most quiet if you’re looking for tranquility. Otherwise, it is a beautiful trail! Very easy to hike.

Very crowded and loud, due mostly to children. Hard to enjoy much, but a decent flat walk.

Ansolutely stunning! Woods smelled amazing! Relatively not populated. Good shade. Nice mix of incline and flat trail areas!

hiking
blowdown
bugs
over grown
14 days ago

on Bootjack Trail Loop

hiking
14 days ago

Such a beautiful trail! We hiked down from Bootjack, explored Muir Woods, and then hiked back out via Bootjack as well! Outside of Muir Woods we saw very few people! Total serenity! Highly recommend arriving early and getting down to Muir Woods before the crowds arrive! Nice cup of coffee from the Muir Woods Cafe with some homemade banana bread at the base of the redwoods made this trip a day to remember!

hiking
14 days ago

Mostly shade, very kid friendly, Completed with a 2 year old, 7 year old and 11 year old. Fun family time.

hiking
14 days ago

Beautiful, easy stroll through the towering redwoods. Go early to avoid the crowds. And please be respectful of the peaceful serenity of the forest. Some folks are way too loud and it really takes away from the experience.

hiking
15 days ago

Sigh, didn't realize it was $15 entrance fee. Also didn't realize you had to make a reservation (wasn't this way 5 years ago). Anyways we actually found a parking spot that was .4 miles away from Muir woods entrance, so that worked out, didn't have to take a shuttle. Once you enter it's very pedestrian, and once you actually get to the real hike it's just the same trees with elevation gain that is not rewarding. I'ma be real I'ma a hiking snob, I hiked 8 miles and didn't really enjoy it. If you like forests the entire hike same exact scenery maybe this is for you.

really happy to have taken the time to add this trail on to my trip to muir woods...this trail is an offshoot from the main boardwalk trail at the park. it was really peaceful to walk alongside the creek + escape the crowds. FYI the canopy trail component was closed which is how we tried to access this trail initially so this review is for the shorter loop you can begin to access later on (past cathedral grove)...it was gorgeous nonetheless and I'd love to come back and do this trail again in the fall or next spring.

hiking
15 days ago

the first leg is all on boardwalk and then the return has a small incline up to a flat trail for the return. while this hike was more a walk it is magical experience nonetheless to be right next to the towering tall redwoods. be aware that they have a renovation program going on right now in the creek for the coho salmon which was nothing bothersome but got a little loud later in the afternoon

Canopy route was closed.

Some of the trails were closed due to restoration. Beautiful hike with the family nonetheless.

Good mix of sun and shade. It does go through Muir Woods where the main gate is with all the tourists.

No double/quad dipsea for me, just a stroll through the woods to hang out at the beach. Worth it, so much tougher than I thought it was going to be. It's not a mountain hike or anything, but it's pretty and it'll get your heart pumping if you're walking with somebody on a mission. It gets really hot, really consider your options for the return trip from the beach because we saw a lot of families struggling with those stairs heading into the woods from the beach. If you can't do it, take a bus or plan your shuttle options before hand.

hiking
17 days ago

Love this hike!

hiking
22 days ago

Good hike.. Ascends were not steep. Beautiful redwood views if you take hill valley route one of the ways to or from Stinston. The beach area was not my fav as it felt very commercial, did not feel like a fitting reward to such a hard hike

hiking
off trail
22 days ago

August 25 hiking with a group of friends more then the app shows. Visited both pics East and West and all those views, nature and strong green where the most spectacular experience!

Great hike & exercise. Muir wood visitor center and shops are half way through the hike, giving the ability to carry less by refilling and eating there. FYI: The Muir pass is now $15 (payable at the visitor center halfway in the hike)

It was a good hike and quite difficult at the last 3-4 miles (because of the length, I’m training to get better). The distance may be off a little bit, I logged 14.5 miles. I like the views: high up above the clouds, small canyon, redwood forest, trees with moss... I really liked Muir wood, great trees to see and you get the ability to refill or buy what you need half way at the visitors center & restaurants. However, it’s a little bit too crowded for a mile or so.

Had a blast on this trail! We started around 7am and went all the way to Stinson Beach and back! It was definitely a long hike around 10-12 miles but well worth the trek! Very foggy and was even raining while we were under the trees! If you guys want a visual experience of this hike check out MossHikes on YouTube we recorded our journey for others to enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-GK13DnsWU&t=3s

Some great climbs!

on Muir Woods Trail

hiking
27 days ago

Wonderful and relaxing trail.

lots of switchbacks at the dipsea trail junction. very enjoyable

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