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Muir Woods National Monument

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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...more
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1 Muir Woods Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941-4205
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The air, the track, the view everythng is worth ur time. Away frm all d pollution within d reach of d city. Refreshing experience

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took a tour bus as there were zero parking reservations available as many as 3 months out (for a weekday trip). It was great. The tour bus dropped us in Sausalito after the Muir Woods and we rode a ferry back. Great trip. Wish...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was an awesome adventure. Strolling through the Redwoods in awe of their majesty. Beautiful scenery.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank RonStroud
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very nice walk this time of year. We spend over 2 hrs at the park. Be sure to go reserve a parking lot in advance from the website if you drive there. Otherwise you will end up walking a few miles to the entrance. We...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank davepT9444RV
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredibly beautiful woods. We spent ~3 hours hiking up Ben Johnson trail and back via the Dipsea. Stopped a lot to take pictures and also had a lunch break. Tree talk is really interesting, so make sure to be around to hear one of those...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank IdReLi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Now that parking has to be reserved in advance, Muir Woods is back to being a quiet place to walk & enjoy the beauty of the National Park. Redwood trees provide an atmosphere to delight during any kind of weather.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time in any of these forests and it was great. Very easy walking trails. It was raining the day we were there but we still had lots of fun.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sford4491
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked about 4 miles in this beautiful park and throughly enjoyed the views and nature. It is a relatively easy hike. The terrain is not that rugged for the most part. A few steep spots but you do not need to be an experienced...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank allanb437
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Luckily, I had read several reviews ahead of time, because purchasing a parking pass ahead of time is a definite must! It was quite crowded, even though it was a summer weekday. The walk from the parking lot area was at least 3/4 of a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank travelingmom233
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The way they do the entrance and with no available transportation, I would suggest a tour. We did a small group tour with one of the VW buses and had good luck. The park itself has great trails. We walked up the the main boardwalk...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Luke C
November 4, 2018|
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Response from Richard R | Reviewed this property |
Greetings Luke C., 1-800-410-2419 is the phone number to call. This can be found on the Muir Woods web site. Takes a bit of digging to find it. Don't know why it isn't in the front. The person answering the phone can help... More
Mike H
August 23, 2018|
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Response from 2017sue2017 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we took the shuttle, which I highly recommend! It's a windy 2-lane road. It was nice to enjoy the view and not worry about the driving.
July 27, 2018|
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Response from M W | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure what time the ticket booth opens. Yes, you could probably go in without paying. The problem is parking. The ONLY place there is to park belongs to the facility. And you MUST have a reservation. Good luck.