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Muir Woods National Monument

Muir Woods Muir Woods Photo by David Fulmer via Flickr

Whilst not strictly located within the boundaries of San Francisco, the absolutely stunning Muir Woods National Monument is a 'must visit' if you are taking a vacation in the San Francisco area.

Muir Woods National Monument is dominated by 380-foot high Redwood Trees, one of the few places where you can see these stunning trees in all of their Glory. From time to time, a beautiful sea mist drifts into the area which provides the trees with the moisture that they need ever so desperately. Once you are finished exploring the Muir Woods National Monument you can head to one of two sandy beaches located close by.

For those after a bit more an adventurous vacation then Muir Woods is the place to visit. The area is a popular hot spot for runners, cyclists and hikers with some of the most stunning scenery in the area at your disposal. As you can probably guess, Muir Woods is home to all manner of flora and fauna as well as a number of animals which just can't be seen anywhere else. From time to time you may even be lucky enough to see an otter! If you are here for the stunning scenery then it is advised that you go on one of the many ranger led walks throughout the day. This ensures that you get to see as much as possible in these woods.

Honestly, this is a 'must visit' for anybody paying a trip to San Francisco but who wants to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. The opening times of Muir Woods National Monument vary throughout the year so it is worth checking in advance.


Hours: Open everyday from 8am to sunset, including all holidays
Address/Map:    Muir Woods National Monument Mill Valley, CA 94941
Phone: (415) 388-2596
Website: Muir Woods National Monument
  Adult (16 yrs & older) Child  (15 yrs & under)
Entrance Fees
$7.00 Free
Annual Pass $20.00 Free