Muir Woods National Monument is a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), one of the largest urban national parks in the world. GGNRA was established in 1972 and contains 75,398 acres extend from Tomales Bay in Marin County to San Mateo County in the south, encompassing 59 miles of shoreline – one of the nation’s largest coastal preserves.
Muir Woods contains 6 miles of trails. There is a 1/2 hour loop, a 1 hour loop, and a 1 1/2 hour loop as well as longer hikes on trails that extend into surrounding parks. All of these walks afford views of thousands of old-growth coast redwoods, the tallest living things in the world. View a map of the park here.
Camping is also allowed and I would take advantage of it. Muir Woods is wonderful place where the smell of pine, and nature will fill you in a spiritual way. Visit our Gallery to see photo’s of Muir Woods National Monument.
The park is open every day of the year at 8:00 AM (including all holidays). However, be prepared for weather. The park is cool, shaded and moist year round. Daytime temperatures at Muir Woods average between 40 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Be prepared for rain if visiting the park between November and April.
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