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

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller 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 hours ago

We went on a Monday at 9AM, wasn’t crowded and was quite serene.

hiking
3 days ago

magical lands do exist

hiking
5 days ago

Crowded and heavily trafficked. There is a reservation fee and an entrance fee you must pay before arriving this park. The trees are magnificent to view but the crowd does ruin the peacefulness of Muir Woods. Right now, there’s a lot of trail maintenance going on so it’s not the most quiet if you’re looking for tranquility. Otherwise, it is a beautiful trail! Very easy to hike.

hiking
8 days ago

Very crowded and loud, due mostly to children. Hard to enjoy much, but a decent flat walk.

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14 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

Mostly shade, very kid friendly, Completed with a 2 year old, 7 year old and 11 year old. Fun family time.

hiking
14 days ago

Beautiful, easy stroll through the towering redwoods. Go early to avoid the crowds. And please be respectful of the peaceful serenity of the forest. Some folks are way too loud and it really takes away from the experience.

hiking
15 days ago

the first leg is all on boardwalk and then the return has a small incline up to a flat trail for the return. while this hike was more a walk it is magical experience nonetheless to be right next to the towering tall redwoods. be aware that they have a renovation program going on right now in the creek for the coho salmon which was nothing bothersome but got a little loud later in the afternoon

hiking
27 days ago

Wonderful and relaxing trail.

Beautiful trail with a single main incline. We saw coyotes and chipmunks en route.

hiking
1 month ago

Pristine Clear Day in July. Once in a lifetime trail.

hiking
1 month ago

A simply magical place. Very easy, flat. The whole family can walk these little paths.

hiking
1 month ago

Exquisite hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous walk through an old growth redwood forest. It is a very easy stroll and not really a hike at all but it was still a great one. The only downside was that there are tons of people and many being overly noisy throughout, even in the parts that are specifically designated to be silent. Overall, still a wonderful trail.

hiking
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months ago

Wonderful hike among the giant sequoia! Highly recommend to anyone visiting or in the are.

hiking
3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

Easy.

hiking
3 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
3 months ago

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

hiking
4 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
4 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
4 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
5 months ago

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

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hiking
5 months ago

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

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