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Best trails in Muir Woods National Monument

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Looking for a great trail in Muir Woods National Monument, California? AllTrails has 23 great hiking trails, running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 14 moderate trails in Muir Woods National Monument ranging from 3.9 to 11.5 miles and from 9 to 2,552 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
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. Hours: November 5, 2017 - January 27, 2018: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. January 28, 2018 - March 10, 2018: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. March 11, 2018 - September 15, 2018: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. September 16, 2018 - October 13, 2018: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. October 14, 2018 - November 3, 2018: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. November 4, 2018 - January 26, 2019: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Map of trails in Muir Woods National Monument
Park information
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Contact
(415) 388-2595
Top trails (23)
#1 - Dipsea Trail
Muir Woods National Monument
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Length: 9.7 mi • Est. 5 h 38 m
If passing through Muir Woods Visitor Center, entrance fees will apply. The Dipsea Trail (or the Ben Johnson Trail) through Muir Woods National Monument to Stinson Beach is an amazing trail through Show more
#2 - Dipsea Trail from Mill Valley Trailhead
Muir Woods National Monument
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 4 h 4 m
This trail takes you from the picturesque town of Mill Valley to Stinson Beach, it can also be hiked from either direction, but most people opt to go from Mill Valley to the coast. The Dipsea Race, foShow more
#3 - Muir Woods Trail [CLOSED]
Muir Woods National Monument
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 59 m
It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information.Show more
#4 - Bootjack Trail Loop [CLOSED]
Muir Woods National Monument
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 19 m
Admire the breathtaking Redwood (Sempervirens) Trees as you stroll through historic groves. Show more
#5 - Ben Johnson to Dipsea Trail Loop [CLOSED]
Muir Woods National Monument
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 14 m
Please note: Deer Park Fire Road AND Dipsea Trail are CLOSED due to construction between Muir Woods Road and Ben Johnson Trail. Please use alternative routes. If passing through Muir Woods Visitor CeShow more
#6 - Fern Creek, Lost, and Ocean View Loop [CLOSED]
Muir Woods National Monument
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 40 m
Note: As of September 2019, some of the trails were closed due to restoration. Starting at the visitors center, take the boardwalk into Muir Woods to where the Fern Creek Trail splits off. Follow thaShow more
#7 - Muir Beach to Tennessee Beach Loop [CLOSED]
Muir Woods National Monument
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Length: 8.4 mi • Est. 4 h 39 m
Excellent loop hike beginning at Muir Beach and taking in Tennessee Beach and Pirate's Cove. When done right, this hike has it all: wildlife, views (of San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, and rugged stShow more
#8 - Sun, Redwood, Lost, Bootjack and Dipsea Loop [CLOSED]
Muir Woods National Monument
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 5 h 7 m
Please note: Deer Park Fire Road AND Dipsea Trail are CLOSED due to construction between Muir Woods Road and Ben Johnson Trail. Please use alternative routes. If passing through Muir Woods Visitor CeShow more
#9 - Dipsea Trail and Ben Johnson Loop (from Mill Valley) [CLOSED]
Muir Woods National Monument
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Length: 10.4 mi • Est. 6 h 14 m
Please note: Deer Park Fire Road AND Dipsea Trail are CLOSED due to construction between Muir Woods Road and Ben Johnson Trail. Please use alternative routes. If passing through Muir Woods Visitor CeShow more
#10 - Coastal Trail and Coastal Fire Road Loop [CLOSED]
Muir Woods National Monument
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 29 m
It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information.Show more
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