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  • Address: Highway 101
  • Hours: Daily 8am–sunset
  • Admission: $10
Coastal redwoods are the tallest living things on earth, and walking among these giants is truly an experience—one only to be had in Northern California and a small part of southern Oregon. Best of all, the old-growth redwoods at Muir Woods are only 12 miles (19 km) north of the Golden Gate Bridge, making this national monument an easy day trip destination from the city. Even at busy times, a short hike gets visitors beyond the crowds, onto trails with mammoth trees and stunning vistas.

For an easy hike, try the one-mile (1.5-km) Main Trail Loop, which runs alongside Redwood Creek to 1,000-year-old trees at Cathedral Grove. The trail then swings back via Bohemian Grove, where the park's tallest tree stands at 254 feet (77 meters). The more adventurous can take the two-mile (3.2-km) hike to the top of Cardiac Hill, which treks through a steep grade of lush, fir-fringed forest to an exposed ridge with views of Mt Tamalpais, the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco.

Practical Info

To get to Muir Woods, drive north on Highway 101, exit at Highway 1 and continue north along Highway 1/Shoreline Highway. Then take Panoramic Highway, a right-hand fork. Continue about one mile (1.5 km) to Four Corners, where you'll turn left onto Muir Woods Road.

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