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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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This was the first time we cane to the area and we loved it. We weren't sure about booking a tour, so we decided to do it on our own. We went online to book parking, which is a must, and it was easy to...More
Have been every time we come to this area. Overwhelming beauty and so glad it is preserved. If your abilities allow, take an “outside” trail away from there boardwalk crowds. Did the Canopy trail this time. So tranquil.
It was lush and green and peaceful. The place had a magical mystical aura about it. I felt like I would encounter an elf or hobbitt at any momemt. ;) The path is most a boardwalk and very easy to walk. There are several places...More
We paid for our parking the day before to reserve our time slot. We showed up about 20 minutes early and they let us in without issue. Be sure to check out the marque where you park to know which direction to head. Free map...More
I guess it is a fail on my part, but their website didn’t jump out at me for needing to realize that parking reservations were required to visit here. Advance purchase is highly recommended because trying to get it day of could result in not...More
We decided to rent a car for the day just to visit Muir Woods. I am glad we did. We took a 3 hour hike and then lunch and some shopping in the gift shop. We bought the extra map that also shows the state...More
Best tour ever!!!! Our guide Per (pronounced Pear) was extremely knowledgeable about San Francisco's history and associated landmarks. He was an excellent driver and navigated the hills of Twin Peaks and Muir Woods effortlessly. My group thoroughly enjoyed our short stay in SFO. I highly...More
This park is beyond beautiful!! The drive was very beautiful as well. The trees are huge and I loved all the paths throughout the park. There are bathrooms, shop, and café. I would love to go back and spend more time. Our tour was only...More
Had a wonderful time with Kids ( 10 & 7 years). We pre- booked a parking spot which I believe is required. They give you 30min slot to arrive and you can stay as long as you want. There is also a shuttle service from...More
I would call the number on the website to make sure, but the impression I got when I was there was that the shuttle was mainly to reduce the parking space issue and for convenience. You can drive in if it is open but you do... More
I would call the number on the website to make sure, but the impression I got when I was there was that the shuttle was mainly to reduce the parking space issue and for convenience. You can drive in if it is open but you do have to call ahead to make a parking reservation; during busy timas of the year it is best to call a few days ahead to make sure yo can get the day and time you want. You can stay as long as you want (until closing time once you are parked - not just the time they give you, that is just your arrival window). There are also advertised tours available for a fee, if they are running on weekdays this time of year, but if you want as much time there as possible , I recommend driving in yourself.