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Muir Woods National Monument

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1 Muir Woods Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941
+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
1 Muir Woods Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941
+1 415-561-2850
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Muir Woods is a magical place that I thought might only exist in dreams or fairytales. I could have spent days exploring. The weather in October was perfect to enjoy the majestic trees.

Reviewed yesterday

Having grown up on the east coast the only Redwood Trees I saw were in geography books in school. They were remarkable to look at even in a picture. Let all that come to life at MUIR WOODS NATIONAL MONUMENT. You will be so appreciative...More

Thank Colleen K
Reviewed yesterday

If you are anywhere near here you must visit. Amazing beauty and majesty throughout the entire area. Make sure you have your transportation taken care of as there is no cell service. You can buy a bus pass when you are there for your return...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to Muir Woods on the last day that you could park neal the monument without reservations. It was a beautiful day and the walk was gorgeous....unfortunately we didn’t have enough time for the longer hikes. If you happen to go there on a...More

Thank Nate_TG
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Parking or bus reservation is now required starting this week - the first week of a fed government shut down. Anyway, we made reservation online for a Saturday morning at 10:00 am. Everything went well. We got our parking space near the park entrance. The...More

Thank sunjoe075
Reviewed 2 days ago

There is no other natural wonder this close to a major city. It's gorgeous And spectacular with magnificent redwood trees.

Thank Marie P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Wow! I didnt really know what to expect here but wow! It is so quite and beautiful here. Very relaxing and calming! It was CHILLY! make sure you layer because it is very cool under the shade and can be cool/damp. I did the canopy...More

Thank lwest1124
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped here on our way from Yosemite to San Francisco. I had read the reviews that parking is very challenging and that we should get here early in the morning or late in the afternoon, however, that did not work with our schedule so...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. Lush growth, green, green, green. High oxygen air content very refreshing. You should go!!

Thank kwdarby
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been in this park several times - enjoy it every single time. There are several paths, some easy and some needs effort. The winter is the best time to do this park, because of the damp air. I was there once in the...More

Thank sun20
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Sevdalina S
10 November 2017|
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Response from Janet W | Reviewed this property |
I'm not from there so I really don't know. The key is to get there really early. Parking is better then as well. Regardless, go! Its a must do!
9 November 2017|
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Response from Vijay K | Reviewed this property |
Not difficult....pl use the GPS.
9 November 2017|
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Response from Rayal50 | Reviewed this property |
9:30 Is not too late to get to Muir Woods. The actual woods are in a valley with almost no sun on the floor of the valley. The Road in is windy, narrow and mostly wooded with good views to the east and west in places... More