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Muir Woods National Monument

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1 Muir Woods Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941-4205
+1 415-561-2850
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Muir Woods has a rich and varied history, from its use by the Coast Miwok people, to its early days of tourism and the Mount Tamalpais Mill Valley Scenic Railway, to an era of conservation, to modern preservation. In each era, the forest has been affected by the actions of humans, for better or for worse. Part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, this coastal redwood preserve features majestic redwoods and scenic hiking trails that draw more than 1.5 million visitors each year.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Muir Woods Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941-4205
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Reviewed yesterday

Neither of us had ever been to Muir Woods, and I'd always heard the parking was bad & often full. After reading about the new parking reservation system, we decided to try it. It costs $8, paid on-line, in advance; this guarantees you a spot...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Felt like we were stepping back in time to a sacred space untouched by mankind. The walking path is smooth and there are several options for how long/far you choose to explore into the woods. We spent about an hour at the park and did...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful place to commune with nature and marvel at the beauty and majesty of these redwood trees. No need to be an accomplished hiker, there are easy trails to follow. If you are parked in lots 2 or 3 there can be approximately a half...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Came here with grandma, two teens, and two toddlers. We had a parking reservation for 915am on a wednesday. We didn't leave our hotel from the Financial District - Hyatt regency until 9:45am. The drive is simple, just pass the GG Bridge from SF. It...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was our first time and it was well worth it. We had to make a parking reservation online for $8 not too bad. The entrance fee was $10 per person which felt a little expensive but after walking amongst the groves of old and...More

Thank Delana E
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoyed the main trail, easy for a 7-year-old. The trail is mainly flat. It was very serene in the late afternoon (4 pm) and less crowded. it was definitely cooler in the woods so maybe bring a light sweater if you're sensitive to the cold....More

Thank rket2mars
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The pictures you see of Muir Woods do not do the in-person experience justice. The scenery, the insulated quietness of the groves and pathways, the fragrant smells you encounter along your walk, all priceless and unique. You can make this an all-day affair, or a...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited this Monument on a Sunday afternoon in April. We took public transportation instead of a guided tour. It worked out well and saved us a bunch of money. We took the BART to Embarcadero station. We walked a couple of blocks to the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Driving the highway north of the Golden Gate Bridge around 11am on a weekday, you start seeing signs that say parking for Muir Woods is FULL. When you ignore the signs and exit towards Stinston Beach, there are more signs warning you that Muir Woods...More

1  Thank Keepontravlg
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Reviewed 6 days ago

a peaceful morning walking in the park and looking at the trees! much larger than i had imagined. love nature!

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jerryp
21 April 2018|
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Response from Blossi63 | Reviewed this property |
Just reserve the parking on line charge is $8. Then the walk from the parking spot is just few minutes away from the entry and you are charged $ 10 to enter the woods. Easy walk and peaceful
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Merry S
21 April 2018|
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Response from PPooh72 | Reviewed this property |
I think it would be possible. I would recommend Dylan's Tours. We took Dylan's Famous Tour and it included a trip to Sausalito for lunch and a stop at Muir Woods. Charles, the tour guide, dropped us off about 2 blocks... More
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6amaggs
11 March 2018|
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Response from BoulderNut | Reviewed this property |
Don’t head to Muir Woods without a parking reservation. Well worth the $8 fee. Easy to make on line. Even with reservation you may have to walk up to 1/2 mile from your car to entrance. Plan on long time traveling home if... More
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