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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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Muir Woods is excellent for the longer hikes and the views from the top are awesome. I recommend the shorter hikes for people who come unprepared for the hike or may have limits. A slow walk through Cathedral Grove has a very calming effect. l

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Dcark
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So much to see and so unique as a national park. There’s a lot of signs to explain things and the rangers are very helpful. The trick is to make a parking reservation ($8 - from their website) or you will be turned away. On...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jerry L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Muir Woods is not a wood with trees. It's a wood with the oldest living trees on the planet. It's so beautiful to walk there, even when it pours. There are a lot of trails, with very nice signs everywhere. No need to stay just...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 0069michaeld
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Normally come here for a weekend hike. But got a chance to visit during the week couple of weeks ago. It is quite pleasant. Quite, lesser people and it was refreshing and green after a rain.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank zhuo l
Reviewed 5 days ago

The woods are just beautiful. We were lucky to go at an uncrowded time and enjoyed a quiet walk. Make sure to book a reservation before driving in to the park where there is no internet. It is required to pre-purchase a parking spot or...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank M F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A visit to Muir Woods is like a visit to Endor (forest moon from Return of the Jedi) and a fantastic half day escape across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Fran! These ancient woods predominately consist of coastal redwoods, which are the tallest of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank nickandangels
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Words can’t express how impressive Muir Woods’ beauty. I would suggest this to anyone visiting the area.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dmbmtrip
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take time to enjoy the majesty of nature. The trees, ferns and creek are truly inspiring. Try to hit trails that are a bit off the beaten path to avoid the crowds. The cafe has very good sandwiches. Be a kid and enjoy the PBJ....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ringo317
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make sure to reserve a parking spot online before arrival otherwise you are likely to be turned away. Some easy walks among the coastal redwoods. For me, not as impressive as those in Sequoia National Park, but a lovely area to wander around on good...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sleepybexhill
Reviewed 1 week ago

The redwood forest is simply magical! It feels like one is entering a fairy grove, all hushed and quiet, clean and pristine and slightly chilly. There is a bubbling brook that runs through the forest that is so clear that you can see the trout...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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December 20, 2018|
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Response from dtroyston | Reviewed this property |
They were mostly concerned you arrived on the date and time on the pass.
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
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.