Muir Woods National Monument
A $7 per person entrance fee is required.
This is one of my favorite loops.
Round-trip distance: 6 miles
Time required: + 3½ hours
No dogs allowed per park rules.
9:00 am at the park and ride
~11:00 am at the Muir Wood's entrance kiosk
Contact: Shannon B. [masked]
Muir Woods' main trail becomes the Bootjack Trail after the fourth bridge, and follows Redwood Creek until the forest opens at Van Wyck Meadow, a historic gathering site.
This is where we'll eat lunch. To the left begins a trail portion built during World War I by the Tamalpais Conservation Club (TCC trail). You'll cross several canyons while remaining on level ground. To catch the Stapleveldt Trail, take the left fork (TCC Trail) at the trail markers. Switchbacks bring you down to the Ben Johnson Trail which leads back to Muir Woods.
Directions to Muir Woods National Monument:
11 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Take Highway 101 to the Highway 1/ Stinson Beach Exit.
Follow the signs to Muir Woods. Roads to the park are steep and winding.
Parking space is very limited and fills quickly on most days. You may end up parking down the road.