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Muir Woods National Monument

Type: Outdoor Activities, Sightseeing

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More than 1 million people visit Muir Woods National Monument each year, and for good reason. The grove of coast redwoods has been protected for a century, and the amazing specimens rank among the tallest trees in the world. Some reach 252 feet, are 14 feet across, and are more than 1000 years old! Paved trails promise about an hour of strolling, while unpaved trails can occupy hikers for a full day or more. If you need a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, take a quiet stroll in lovely Muir Woods and get back to nature.


Hwy 101 N to Hwy 1 exit
Mill Valley, CA 94941

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Expert Tips by Tom Molanphy

San Francisco Local Expert

Sightseeing: "Fun Muir Woods day: hike through the park and then up to the Tourist Club for a well-deserved bavarian-style brew."

Best for Sightseeing Because: Of all the area's natural wonders, Muir Woods is the Bay Area's cathedral of Nature.

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