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Muir Woods National Monument

“Keep close to Nature’s heart…and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” – John Muir

Named after the famed conservationist, John Muir, Muir Woods National Monument is one of the most visited attractions in the San Francisco area. An easy 45-minute drive from Inn San Francisco brings you to one of the more awe-inspiring landscapes of this world. Visitors can walk amongst the sleeping giants of the Redwood trees that reign the varied forest. The Redwoods are nearly 1,000 years old, making Muir Woods National Monument one of the last remaining ancient Redwood forests in the Bay Area. Reaching a height of up to 250 feet, the canopy of Redwoods creates a truly unique environment to explore.


Muir Woods National Monument contains six miles of easy to moderate trails. Ranging from ½ mile loops to longer hikes that take visitors into nearby Mount Tamalpais State Park.

There are also numerous guided walking tours to enhance your experience in this enchanted forest.

Plan your visit

Please note due to the increased popularity of Muir Woods National Monument reservations are now required for all personal vehicles and shuttle rides. Visit the park’s reservation page for current costs and availability. 

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