Muir Woods Redwood Creek Trail is a 10.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mill Valley, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, bird watching, and horses and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Length10.5 miElevation gain1,568 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingHorseback ridingBird watchingRunningForestRiverViewswild-flowersOver grownWashed outNo dogs
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Follow the Redwood Creek Trail alongside a babbling brook. This Trail gets you away from most of the crowds that are going to Muir Woods.

Park off of Muir Woods Rd.

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Joju Mangalam
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DO THIS CLOCKWISE.. I read a review here which mislead me to do this counterclockwise. That means you have to pay $15 to enter through Muir woods on the beginning leg of the loop. If you do clockwis,you will enter Muir in the end wo paying fee and cap off your effort w great sceneries. Also avoid fire road as much as possible and take Dipsea. Finally this is about 13 miles - not 10. Good hike and I recommend it

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Angela Hu
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HikingGreat!Over grown

Superb hike! Showered with redwood trees and different fauna and floras. Agree with other hikers to go counterclockwise. On your way back as you finish the loop you enter Muir Woods. Lots of families and kids on the weekend so plan ahead. Would absolutely do again.

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Ceci Leung
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Hiking

Great variety. Clockwise coming back through Muir Woods entrance. Would do again

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Kevin Friesen
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HikingGreat!

What a amazing hike!! From Muir beach to Muir Woods and back! So much to take in! As soon as I started on the redwood creek trail, had a spike buck coming down towards me, luckily he decided to head down into the brush on his way. Recommend going clockwise at the loop start, that way your in the shade and mostly down hill on the way back. Lots of views of firs, redwoods, and as the fog pulled back, some views of the ocean, on the deer park fire road and dipsea trail. It gets even better as you get to the TCC and bootjack trails, more redwoods, some amazing still running creeks, with coho salmon fry and baby steelhead trout.. so peaceful listening to the stream and small waterfall, pretty cool for September. As you descend into more of Muir Woods, words and pictures do not do it all justice. Definitely something to experience.. a few times. Even found a few ripe huckleberries. Only a few, save the rest for the wildlife. Three quarters of the hike was pretty peaceful, just a few hikers and runners, as you get into the center of Muir Woods, more people. They’ve done a good job of one way in and another way out. Everyone was good at social distancing and masking up. Recommend doing more of Muir Woods during the week days, probably less people. Next adding more of the fern creek and Eastwood trails. Boot jack trail alone was worth it!! Good signage and trails well maintained in the woods, the redwood creek trail was under maintenance and construction in some parts, nettles were trying to encroach on some of the trail. By the time I got back to the beach, parking lot was packed and quite a few people on the beach. A little crazy. A great early morning hike. You can even hear the fog horns faintly from the Marin headlands. Moderate hike, pretty easy overall. Lots of breathtaking views of the redwoods and creeks. Headed south next week to one of a favorite, Point Lobos:-)

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Arnoldo Gomez
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Awesome trail, muddy but no problem. Amazing trees. Bring extra socks and shoes as you will get feet wet. take pictures, awesome! A lot to see, mushrooms, snails, deer, birds. get out and hike!

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Anne Russell
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Hiking

Like some of the other reviewers noted, the trail is a little overgrown, particularly along the start/end, but not bad - just some trees that you need to crouch low to pass underneath, as well as tall plants (just keep your hands up to avoid getting scratched). Noted lots of poison oak, but it was easy to avoid. Great views, tons of different birds to hear and see, and not heavily trafficked. Arrive early to avoid a full parking lot at Muir Beach. I would definitely recommend!

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Chris Schreiber
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Hiking

A little over grown but great overall

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Alex Lubinski
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Overgrown in parts, look out for ticks! Otherwise a great hike with lots of variation in views and biomes.

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Leif Park Jordan
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Part of the redwood creek trail was inaccessible because of a washed out bridge, and the rest of it was quite overgrown. We ended up walking back along the road. The Muir Woods portion of the hike was nice.

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Roger Ostrem
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Hiking

Parked at Muir Beach parking lot then walked an additional 1/2 mile to the trailhead. Hiked clockwise - the first several miles are a gentle hike through a pretty valley; then a steady uphill 2.5 mile climb on the Redwood Creek Trail / Dipsea Trail. Trail then meanders along TCC Trail for several miles followed by a steep descent along the Bookjack Trail into the Muir Woods Monument. Then back through the initial meadow and back to the start. The rating on this trail is “easy’”. This is not a difficult hike but an “easy” rating can be misleading considering the entire loop from the parking lot is 12 miles of mountain hiking.

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Jason Harris
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Running

Tough ascent up the Dipsea but it's a beautiful run!

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Roland Williby
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Great time but a bit confusing at times as far as directions.

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Pratima Dulal
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We planned for all day hiking but we were just a newbie.... When we got there deep sea trail was under construction so it was quite confusing as where to start .. And we decided to take Muir beach trail hoping to get to Muir beach but it does not take you to Muir beach instead it takes you to a driving road to Muir beach which is not an ideal path for hiking as there are vehicles on the road so we changed our route to costal trail

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aimee lopez
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Love this hike. If you are traveling to San Francisco take some time to hike the Muir Woods. Great experience and an easy hike!

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Anna Gurleyen
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Tobias Wacker
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Albert Gussmann
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Mark Chaussee
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Sean Setterfield
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Mitch Aman
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Ward Trowbridge
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Chelsea Poteet
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Marjorie Yeaple
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Kyo Jade Stone
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Jesslynn Webb
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Eli Staton
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Bob Sneathen
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Stephanie Perez
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Dan Murray
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