Stroll through an ancient coast redwood forest known as Muir Woods. Guests will find that the park offers solitude, interpretive displays and programs. A visitor can stroll through 1,000 year old giant trees towering 260 feet high. See why naturalist John Muir called it “…the best tree-lovers monument that could possibly be found in all the forests of the world.” Diverse plant communities contribute to the variety of life within the small Monument area. Muir Woods’ nearness to cities has been detrimental, but guests will find relative silence in these woods. Animal life in a redwood forest is limited because of the shaded condition. Many of the animals that do live here feed at night, as owls and bats do, or in early morning. Guests will find animals such as the Sonoma chipmunk and blacktail deer. If you’re lucky, you will possibly hear the scolding of jays or the raucous cawing of a raven. Guests can find reptiles and amphibians such as lizards, salamanders, and newts around the trees. A few trails also offer a variety of habitats, terrain, and degrees of hiking difficulty.
Address: 1 Muir Woods Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941
Phone: (415) 388-2595