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Muir Woods Trail is a 1.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Mill Valley, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Length 1.3 mi Elevation gain 42 ft Route type Loop
Wheelchair friendly Kid friendly Stroller friendly Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Forest Partially paved River Wild flowers Wildlife Fee No dogs
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Accessibility: This trail begins as a boardwalk and later turns to asphalt after Bridge 2. It is mostly flat with an estimated average grade of 2% and a max grade of 4%. It is typically at least three feet wide. Wheelchair, mobility equipment, or stroller users may need some assistance between Bridge 2 and 3 due to some weathered areas. There is a water refill station past Bridge 3. A wheelchair-accessible shuttle service from accessible parking lots is available from Marin and Sausalito to Muir Woods. The visitor center is nearby with wheelchairs available for loan, as well as accessible bathrooms.

NOTE: The Hillside Trail is closed until after the 2019 holiday weekend. This trail is a loop of the Fern Creek Trail and Hillside Trail. Park at the Muir Woods Visitor Center.

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Hiro Yam
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Shean M
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Lots of shade and lots of uphill hikes going along Bootjack trail going to Van Wyck Meadow (3miles or so).

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Gregory Boehnlein
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Matthew Wotowiec
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Beautiful trail with groves of Red Woods all the way to the coast!

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Todd Chernecki
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Christina I
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Beautiful trail. Took some detours to get away from the crowds.

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Allie Cajigas
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Candice Cogdell
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It is a short, well shaded, paved/wooden trail. There are bathrooms at the visitor's center and a moderate size parking lot. I went on this trail today, 10/6/2020, so reservations had to made in advance for parking. It's $8.50 per small car. You can buy your admission ticket online or at the entrance. There are several non paved trails that you can take that are connected to this one. I did the Fern Creek/Canopy View trail (about 2 hours) as well. Steep with lots of steps. I really enjoyed it. Just gorgeous!

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Toku McCree
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Great trail. Got a little turned around in the middle but this trail really has it all. Take the ravine trail for an extra few miles to Stimson tree. Totally worth it.

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Dori Gillies
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HikingFeeGreat!

Get reservations for before 10 am. The carloads were showing up as I exited the park at 930. Quiet, beautiful...and you will not believe the fragrance of the redwood trees! I looped back on the hill trail after bridge 4 which gives you a nice and different perspective.

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Umar Khan
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Kathy Swank
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Samantha Jean
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HikingGreat!

Beautiful trail through some beautiful trees! We went early, before the area officially opened. Highly recommend, traveled October 2017.

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Shawn Reagan
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HikingFeeGreat!

Very easy, nice and scenic.

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Bhavesha Pawar
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Melanie Contreras
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Kori Schroeder
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Nature tripsGreat!

It was a wonderful walking trail that you can take at your own pace!

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June Manley
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Eric Benjamin
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awesome

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Christopher Leonard
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Brent Clausen
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Great day in the cool drizzling fog. Mill valley to Stinson via john Muir Woods, and back.

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EMILY Fornek
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beautiful!

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Alma Nelida Lopez
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Dayna Gilmore
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Nature tripsFeeGreat!

Easy trail, family friendly. Go during the week, much less crowded. Need to make reservations for parking ahead which helps to limit the traffic in and out and on the trails. Much better experience this go around. But definitely donut during the week as the weekend can be crowded.

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Yoshi Suhara
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Carlos Medrano P.
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Fácil y muy bonito!

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janine casale
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Great, easy trail , beautiful scenery !

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