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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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Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Muir Woods Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941-4205
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very well designed park and very popular! Need a parking pass and to review how parking and entrance is located prior to arrival. Plan on an hour visit, good walking trails and plenty of photo opportunities!

Thank BWAdams2016
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you visit San Francisco, this is a must see. Most of the redwoods are 500 to 800 years old, though some may be over 1,000 years old. The admission policy has recently changed....you know must reserve a parking pass in advance, which allows you...More

1  Thank Claire M
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A walk through this beautiful forest of coastal california redwoods is sure to delight even the most ardent city lover. The soaring woods and soothing sights and sounds of the forest are a testament to the importance of conservation and care for our natural resources....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So many Sequoias!, some dating back to 940AD!!! Amazing history of trees. Heavily shaded and very cool temps walking through, so bring a sweater! Cute picnic area right before you go into the woods. Love the serene section, where low-noise (zip those lips) is advised....More

Thank Azan K
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Make sure to reserve parking. Without a reservation you cannot get in. There were others around and for the most part were respectful of nature. Keep walking down the path and was able to experience the trees and forest alone. The main path is paved...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our tour allowed us 1 hr 45 minutes to walk the trails. It is absolutely incredible how tall (312 ft) these trees grow and to see nature at its best. We were lucky to see a couple of deers also. If you like nature, do...More

Thank maggiet0813
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is one of the most spectacular forests on the west coast. The drive up from SF is not for the faint of heart, with winding narrow roads heavily traveled by buses and cars. Weekends tend to be very crowded and parking is maddeningly limited....More

Thank MrandMrsStJohn
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Be CERTAIN to reserve a parking place online. After 4-5 may be less crowded. What glorious trees, just as they always have been! What a peaceful pleasure! Don't miss!

Thank Kathyindenver
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Reviewed 5 days ago

First, the National Park system has made this incredibly easy with the parking facilities outside the park and then bus in. The trip in is surrounded by beauty, including a brief glimpse of Muir Beach. The bus drops you off at the front of the...More

1  Thank Sondra W
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Muir Woods itself was beautiful, it is honestly a must go! There are walks for all different abilities and ages, so you can choose one that suits you and off you go! You can spend as long as you want there, the views are just...More

1  Thank Charlotte B
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Jay636
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.
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Saptaparni G
July 18, 2018|
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Response from marbenPa | Reviewed this property |
I purchased the parking right at the Muir Woods lot - they have 2 lots both a short walk to the entrance. The reservation/entrance fee is a separate charge. Both parking and entrance are done online. You pick a half hour... More
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0415_wanderlust
July 12, 2018|
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Response from Shelliu | Reviewed this property |
Most of the main trail pretty flat and nicely paved so you should be ok. There is some incline getting into the park though so if you can do a wheelchair, that may be a better option.
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