February 18, 2013

Muir Woods Main Trail

Muir Woods Entrance

Location: 30 minutes north of San Francisco
Distance:  2 miles
Difficulty: very easy
Elevation Change: climbs 100 feet above Redwood Creek 
Time of Year Best: year round, area is heavily shaded
Recommended Map: Mount Tamalpais/PT.Reyes -CA (National Geographic Maps: Trails Illustrated)

Muir Woods National Monument has several trails within the park.  Entrance fee is $7 per person.  Parking can be a nightmare.  Plan accordingly.  The trail is very easy.  The bottom portion of the trail that follows Redwood Creek is a boardwalk and stroller friendly.  The loop back to the parking lot climbs above the creek and is well used, but not stroller friendly.  There is a tour that begins every 30 minutes from the Muir Woods Visitor Center.  The trees are glorious.  There are much longer hikes in the area.  See this page for more hikes in the area.  Also, to plan your trip to Muir Woods, see my prep page.

Muir Woods Redwood

Muir Woods Posing

Muir Woods Main Trail Squeeze

Muir Woods Redwoods Up

Muir Woods Redwood Trunk