Only a few miles north of San Francisco, in an 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 stroll through 1000 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 U.S. 101 and California Hwy 1. Roads to the park are steep and winding; vehicles over 35 feet long are prohibited. No public transportation serves the park though commercial tours are available from San Francisco.
Information and HoursThe monument is managed by the National Park Service and is open year round from 8:00 am to sunset. The monument is busiest during the weekends and the middle of the day. For the most solitude we recommend visiting during weekdays, morning hours and late afternoons. For information, write or call Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, CA 94941 (415) 388-2595. Entry fee required - $3 per Adult (17 and older). Golden Eagle, Golden Age and Golden Access Accepted.
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