Muir Woods National Monument

Muir Woods National Monument
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Muir Woods

Only a few miles north of San Francisco, in a isolated canyon, grows the ancient coast redwood forest known the world over as Muir Woods. The park offers solitude, interpretive displays and programs, and numerous hiking trails. Come troll through 1,000 year old giant trees towering 260 feet high and find out why famed naturalist John Muir called this… “…the best tree-lovers monument that could possibly be found in all the forests of the world.”


Muir Woods National Monument, 12 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, is reached by 101 and 1. Roads to the park are steep and winding; vehicles over 35 feet long are prohibited. No public transportation serves the park. Commercial tours are available from San Francisco.


The monument is managed by the National Park Service and is open year round from 8:00am to sunset. An entrance fee is charged. The monument is busiest during the weekends and the middle of the day. For more information, write or call Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, CA 94941 • (415)388-2596

Photos by Mark Henderson.