Muir Woods Trail

EASY 415 reviews

Muir Woods Trail is a 2.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Mill Valley, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
144 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

no dogs

Park at the Muir Woods Visitor Center.

hiking
5 days ago

Amazing, and a reverent, quiet kind of a place. We hiked the bridge 4 to Hilltop Trail, and it was a nice 1.5 hour leisurely hike...

20 days ago

Good accessibility for wheelchairs; incredible opportunities for redwood viewing

26 days ago

Easy walk through the huge redwoods surrounding you. It’s definitely busy and not as peaceful as one would like since it can be crowded and people aren’t as quiet as they should be. But overall gorgeous.

1 month ago

Always beautiful and super crowded. Love this place but the crowds and parking make it tough.

hiking
1 month ago

Had to experience this trail Saturday. First you have to reserve you a spot for parking its $8 . lot was packed and we came like 4pm. entry fee is $10 per person. nice scenes of large trees and views.

walking
2 months ago

Beautiful!! The old growth redwoods are huge and magical. I wouldn’t call this a trail since it’s more of a walk. Perfect for older parents/grandparents, wheel chair accessible, path is a wood boardwalk for the first half and a well groomed dirt trail for the second half of the loop back from the ‘4th bridge’. There are many places to sit and rest. Come early! Like arrive at 8:30 am early! Get your required parking reservation online. There are tons of crowds and you’ll have to wait for a parking spot to clear up (even with a reservation).

hiking
3 months ago

Absolutely breathtaking!

hiking
3 months ago

relaxing hike. such beautiful trees.

walking
4 months ago

Beautiful area just out side of San Francisco. It was breathtaking seeing the redwoods. Can get pretty crowded so I suggest arriving early.

hiking
4 months ago

very peaceful hike

hiking
5 months ago

Arrived at the park first thing in the morning and barely saw anyone for the first bit of time that I was there. I'm so glad I took the recommendations to get there early, especially since I was able to actually enjoy Cathedral Grove in silence before the crowds arrived.

walking
5 months ago

walking
6 months ago

This is an amazing place to see the redwoods. Nice, easy, wheelchair accessible boardwalk all the way for a nice little stroll. It was a pretty crowded though.

walking
6 months ago

I don’t rate this as a hike. It is a beautiful walk! Wish I had planned better for a full day in the woods. Too many people but we did a “side” trail and it was perfect!

6 months ago

Amazing just beautiful the trees are so special!!

walking
6 months ago

The majestic Redwoods tower high above you. The creek runs along side. The planked boardwalk makes for ease with strollers, wheelchairs and winter footing. This is a very child friendly walk full of Redwood wonder for all ages. Go take a Redwood walk!

6 months ago

Beautiful walk and incredibly scenic. Very easy hike.

7 months ago

Easy trail for family day

8 months ago

Pretty easy and busy trail. This was my first Redwoods experience and while I don't think it is the best, it was still very beautiful and worthwhile.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice trail. Offers some photogenic scenery.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice and easy trail. Good place to start your hiking adventures as it connects to many other nice trails. Large part of the trail is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.

walking
9 months 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
9 months ago

Super easy walking for all ages. Find a trail to add to the difficulty. Went with a friend for a guided tour, but guide never showed. For locals, not a big deal. You make do. For others who travels long distances, they were disappointed.

Regardless, gorgeous. Fun. Must do and see! Kids love it!

walking
9 months ago

Very nice in the early morning, later too busy.

10 months ago

Great little hike! The trees were amazing! Stroller friendly for first half of loop, so you can easily do an out and back with a stroller.

hiking
10 months ago

We stayed off the main trail and took the canopy trail - lost trail - sun trail to dipsea trail. We ended up missing the turn to lost trail the first go around and ended back up on the main trail. We went back up the Fern Creek trail and found our missed turnoff. Was a good workout with the stairs. Beautiful scenery but no wildlife and no breeze that day.

walking
10 months ago

Very impressive. Beautiful trees.

10 months ago

Great easy flat hike. You just follow the boardwalk which makes for a nice stroll. The only thing is it takes forever to get there with the shuttles.

hiking
10 months ago

beautiful but one of the most popular and thus crowded hikes in the Bay Area....

hiking
10 months ago

Hiking friends I HIGHLY recommend going to Muir Woods. If you have family and/or friends that are not hikers the main bottom part of the trail is family friendly for all age groups. TIP go early as parking fills up fast! Parking is free but you have to pay $10 a person to get in but well worth it!

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