Muir Woods National Monument
Old Mill Park
Several blocks west of downtown along Throckmorton Ave is Old Mill Park, perfect for a picnic. Here you’ll also find a replica of the...
A beloved though demanding hike is the 7-mile Dipsea Trail, which climbs over the coastal range and down to Stinson Beach, cutting...
Mountain Theater Astronomy Program
Mill Valley Beerworks
With 60 bottled varieties of brew and a few of its own (from the Fort Point Brewing Company in San Francisco) amongst the dozen or so on...
Muir Woods Trading Company
It's pricey, but this little cafe near the park entrance serves melty-good grilled-cheese sandwiches, savory soups and hot drinks that...
1 Muir Woods Rd · interesting places nearby
Muir Woods National Monument information
Wander among an ancient stand of the world's tallest trees in 550-acre Muir Woods. The 1-mile Main Trail Loop is a gentle walk alongside Redwood Creek to the 1000-year-old trees at Cathedral Grove; it returns via Bohemian Grove, where the tallest tree in the park stands 254ft high. The Dipsea Trail is a good 2-mile hike up to the top of aptly named Cardiac Hill. Come midweek to avoid crowds; otherwise arrive early morning or late afternoon.
No camping or picnicking is permitted. Because the parking lot is often full, ride the seasonal Muir Woods Shuttle . You can also walk down into Muir Woods by taking trails from the Panoramic Hwy, such as the Bootjack Trail from the Bootjack picnic area, or from Mt Tamalpais’ Pantoll Station campground, along the Ben Johnson Trail.