Muir Woods National Monument, CA
If walking through ancient redwoods is your idea of a perfect day, make plans to visit Muir Woods National Monument on your next RV camping vacation. Part of Golden Gate Bridge National Recreation Area, this park is only twelve miles away from the excitement of San Francisco but offers its own pristine beauty.
If walking through ancient redwoods is your idea of a perfect day, make plans to visit Muir Woods National Monument on your next RV camping vacation. Part of Golden Gate Bridge National Recreation Area, this park is only twelve miles away from the excitement of San Francisco but offers its own pristine beauty. Coast redwoods line the spectacular shoreline to create a beautiful setting for hiking, photography and nature study.
We make it easy to pick up your motorhome rental on the way to Muir Woods by offering pick up and drop off service at the Dublin, CA BART station when you fly in through San Francisco International Airport. Pick your dates and call us to get started on your RV rental reservation; the beauty of Muir Woods is waiting!
RV Camping on a Budget
It’s hard to believe the luxury of an RV is actually more affordable than the cost of hotels, rental cars and restaurant meals. It’s true, and it makes motorhome camping one of the best vacation bargains ever, especially for families.
Pack the convenient RV kitchen with healthy food to prepare along the way, and drive your vacation home right to your favorite attractions. RV camping is easy, fun and affordable; why not find out for yourself this year?
Your First Visit to Muir Woods National Monument
Thousands of coast redwoods reach high into the California skies in Muir Woods National Monument. Preserving these old growth forests was the aim when Theodore Roosevelt set aside this area in 1908. Today, six miles of well-maintained trails allow visitors of all abilities to wander through ancient woodlands and enjoy the rugged beauty of the shoreline.
Whether you’re traveling with family or friends, the glorious views and fascinating history of the area make the trip worthwhile. Plan to stay in a nearby campground; there’s even a BART shuttle available to Muir Woods so you won’t have to find a parking space!
While you’re in Marin County, save time to enjoy the rest of Golden Gate Bridge National Recreation Area. Tour Alcatraz Island and picnic at Golden Gate Park, or fly a kite at Ocean Beach. There’s so much to do within the Golden Gate Parks, you’ll be planning to come back as soon as you get home!
Highlights of the Area
- Visitors Center and Main Loop Trail: Vacationers will find the Visitors Center full of fascinating details about the natural history of the Monument, and it’s also the trailhead for a very accessible Loop Trail to Cathedral Grove. Cross Redwood Creek over several bridges and be amazed by thousand year old redwoods as you stroll.
- Kent Tree: Hike Fern Creek Trail to Kent Tree, named for the Senator and his wife who donated the land, allowing Muir Woods National Monument to be created. This two-hundred-twenty foot Douglas Fir should definitely have a place in your vacation photos!
- Dipsea Trail: Are you up to a four mile hike up and down hill through redwood forests? If you are, you’ll be rewarded with amazing views of Stinson Beach, Mt. Tamalpais and San Francisco itself.
- Muir Beach Overlook: Spend a fascinating afternoon at nearby Muir Beach Overlook, watching the water for migrating whales. A dizzying trail with fabulous views runs along the cliff here, so if you’re into cliff-side hiking, definitely schedule in the Overlook!
These are only a few of the hiking possibilities within Muir Woods National Monument. Pack that RV with hiking boots and a camera, because no matter what your fitness level, you’ll find someplace beautiful to stroll while you’re here.
Where to Find More Information
We always recommend starting at the National Parks Service website for information about locations they maintain. You can find more information on the Golden Gate Transit shuttle service here: http://www.nps.gov/muwo/planyourvisit/directions.htm.
There’s also a very helpful description of all the major hiking trails in Muir Woods at VisitMuirWoods.com. And don’t forget to check the essential outdoor activities website, Gorp.com, for more information about gearing up for Muir Woods.
El Monte RV Rental Locations Near Muir Woods National Monument
RV campers can fly into San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and take the Bay Area Rapid Transit to the Dublin station, where we’ll pick you up and transport you to our Dublin El Monte RV office. Call ahead to make arrangements so we can help keep you right on schedule.
No matter how you arrive, your trip by RV to Muir Woods National Monument will be memorable. Give us a call at (888) 337-2214 to start planning that trip today.