Muir Woods Trail

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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 is primarily used for walking and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 2.2 miles Elevation Gain: 144 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

nature trips

walking

forest

partially paved

river

wild flowers

no dogs

This trail is a loop of the Fern Creek Trail and Hillside Trail. Park at the Muir Woods Visitor Center.

hiking
3 days ago

Redwoods! We took the valley trail out, the high trail back to trail head. Many tourists, but over all experience was good. The climb out of valley is easy, ~100 feet elevation change. If you are visiting SF area and have not seen Redwoods, this quick hike is recommended.

hiking
17 days ago

Easy trail but not one to miss. It was out first in CA and our introduction to the mighty Redwoods. The board walk makes it easy for all ages and abilities.

hiking
17 days ago

Easy and mostly level, much of it is even wheelchair accessible. Great place to take everyone for some nature time. It can get crowded on the weekends and holidays and a parking or shuttle reservation is required online. Recommend going very early to experience the full serenity of it! Plenty of more challenging hikes off of this path for more experienced hikers.

hiking
1 month ago

great trail, you can take side trails to extend it. the Canopy Trail was worth the climb.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy.

hiking
2 months ago

Not really a hike, kinda a stroll in the woods with a bunch of other tourists. But if that’s what you’re looking for it’s great. Since I had heard so much about it I was expecting the trees to be a little more impressive, some of them are very cool but didn’t blow my mind. If you actually like hiking I would recommend going bigger than just this trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Very beautiful- Easy Stroll - makes for some great pictures (highly trafficked).

hiking
2 months ago

Nice walk thru the park. Resembles a rain forest. not crowded.

Absolutely beautiful trail. Easy to walk. There is a very serene and peaceful spot just after bridge 4... pure silence.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail. You’ll lose the crowd as you get deeper into the woods . So peaceful and serene to commune with the giant trees.

hiking
2 months ago

A beautiful place and great for kids or elderly people. However if you're looking to "hike" this may not be the best spot. It really felt more like a stroll through a park, but enjoyable none the less.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice, but not as big of trees as I had hoped for.

recorded Muir Woods Trail

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful trail! It’s amazing to walk among these old redwoods.

3 months ago

Magical trail even with a moderate amount of people. We hiked back on the hillside trail and it was much less populated. Will definitely visit again for the extended version.

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

It’s a redwood grove. Magical and awe-inspiring even in the rain.

hiking
3 months ago

Great little trail.. we went up the hillside trail and came back the diodes for some great views of the coast..

hiking
3 months ago

Easy, accessible trail for all hiking types. Great option for families. There’s even several options to go off the main trail and still connect up at the turn around point, though it’s a bit more strenuous and obviously a little longer hike.

4 months ago

Fun hike in the forest amid huge redwoods.

hiking
muddy
off trail
rocky
4 months ago

A very easy hike but nonetheless very beautiful. It's great experience to listen to the birds chirping and water flowing along with seeing majestic Redwoods trees. The Cafe and visitor center are great to visit as well. Instead of paying $15 entry fees I'd suggest to buy a $80 national park annual pass. That way you would support the great public lands of America.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful walk in the woods. I highly recommend getting a parking permit ahead of time as it can get busy here.

hiking
4 months ago

This trail can be hiked/walked rain or shine. It is mostly boardwalk and cement. One optional portion of the trail is dirt but we went on a rainy day and we're still able to walk it.It was a beautiful trail surrounded by redwoods, birds, slugs and mushrooms.

hiking
4 months ago

boy I had a heck of a time navigating this website's function to suggest an edit and still I was not provided an option to write in my concern/edit. So, here it is. If i am not mistaken this park may REQUIRE reservations. Please do homework before going. However, one would not be at a loss for alternate activities. The area is saturated with natural beauty and the means to enjoy! Have fun

hiking
5 months ago

Pretty nice trail. Great during the summer thanks to all the shade. Been a few times and will return. Note: Parking is limited and can be a hassle, so I *highly* recommend visitors book a parking spot, show up early, or shuttle in.

walking
6 months ago

It's more a walk than a hike. The first part is quite beautiful along the stream with redwood trees and ferns lining the path.

6 months ago

one of most beautiful and easiest hikes in the area. best place to see sequoias outside Sequoia or Yosemite National Parks. just note that this hike is also in another National Park and you need to pay

hiking
6 months ago

One of the most beautiful trails and not difficult at all! Can't wait to come back.

6 months ago

Beautiful and serene. Breathtaking

walking
6 months ago

Beautiful walk. The path is very accessible and great for children. The description says, “heavily trafficked” and that is an understatement.

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