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Exploring Muir Woods San Francisco Area

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This article is part of our
Hikes in San Francisco series.

Muir Woods National Monument is part of the National Park Service in Mount Tamalpais, in southwestern Marin County, California. It is also part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

Getting there:

Muir woods is located 12 miles north of San Francisco; about a 45 minute drive. Parking at Muir Woods is extremely limited. Expect parking to fill very early in the day. There is a Muir Woods Shuttle offered weekends, from April to October.

Fees :

The fees are $10 per person, or free for one group (one car) with the National Park Annual Pass

The hikes in Muir Woods

Muir woods is actually a valley, with the Redwood Creek flowing through the park.There is a nice short hike along Redwood creek. Actually it’s more of a walk that an hike, but the views of the redwoods are wonderful.
The park itself has only 6 miles of trail, but many trails extend from Mount Tamalpais State park, if you are looking for a longer day hike.


Recommended Links

Trail map of the park

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