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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 average grade of 2% and a max grade of 4%. It is typically at least three feet wide. Manual wheelchair 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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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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Nature tripsFee

Fácil y muy bonito!

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janine casale
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Great, easy trail , beautiful scenery !

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Daniel West
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wasps! multiple people were stung in the course of under two miles

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Megan Alderson
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Lady bugs! Very crowded but worth it. Left off a star for crowds but the beauty is 5+!

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RW Madrone
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Great variety with a long and easy finish. Add Stinson Beach as an optional extra.

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Patrick I
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Great hike! Challenging, but rewarding, with a stop at Stinson Beach to conclude it. The trail was beautiful most of the way, and it was really cool to watch the fog rolling in early in the morning as we climbed elevation.

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Cate Cattano
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Very pretty.

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A J
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Nguyen Nguyen
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awesomely nice trail

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monique borses
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Kelly M.
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Beautiful spot!! Lots of coastal redwoods. I went in the evening and it was quiet for the most part. If you go before 5pm, make sure to bring your national park pass and to reserve parking online ahead of time.

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DJ Goodman
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Short but beautiful & relaxing walk through a redwood forest! Make sure to get parking reservations before you arrive.

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Patricia Meyers
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Beautiful and very easy hike. Relaxing.

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Joe Kleiber
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Stef MA
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It’s a stunning walk through multiple trails. This trail is actually over 7 miles and the extra mile from the entrance to my car. The trails are extremely well maintained and easy to follow. The middle of the trail leads you to Mt. Tamaulipas Ranger where you can refill your water bottle and use the restroom. Moderately populated on a Saturday, but that could be because the shuttles were cancelled due to COVID-19. Parking reservations are required for Muir Woods online. So be sure to bring a mask during COVID-19 regulations.

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William Lam
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Great trail for the Muir Woods! Despite it’s pretty touristy, it has some good trails to hike which I traveled to Fern Creek Trail first while crossing to the Bootjack trail and back to the Bohemian Trail where the Redwood Creek Trail is. A well visit!

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Elbert Bartlett
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I’ve been on some great hikes as of late and this beautiful hike was well worth the drive. You’re in this beautiful forest that just feels enchanted. The trail was easy and yet I was burning some calories. This was a great day and I’d recommend it to anyone looking for a little heart exercise while taking in the beauty of God’s creation. He is quite a designer!

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Melissa van Ruiten
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Stunning, as always.

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