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About Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, California

Muir Woods National Monument is a unique pocket of unmolested old-growth trees on the southern slopes of Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County. The trees are gargantuan redwoods that will blow your mind. The redwoods are tall with high canopies and massive trunks. Their bark is made up of thick durable and irregular red strands. Some of the trees have evidence of fires that they survived due to their protective layers.

Wide paved paths meander between the trees and eventually connect up with hiking trails in Mt. Tam State Park. Muir Woods has six miles of trails to explore. The visitor center has loads of info about the national monument, the trails, the trees, and other things to do and see nearby.

There is a fee for adults to enter the park, but kids 15 and younger get in free. Parking is very limited so don’t come here in the middle of the day and expect to get a spot. Muir Woods is open 8am to sunset 365 days a year. Plan ahead to arrive as the gate opens or 2 hours before sunset to avoid frustration.

Address
1 Muir Woods Rd
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Phone
(415) 388-2595
Website
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Mill Valley, US
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