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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1 Muir Woods Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941-4205
+1 415-561-2850
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Reviewed yesterday

A must see day-trip from San Francisco. Simply breathtaking. There are short, mostly level and paved paths near the entrance suitable for families with small children or those with mobility limitations, but the longer more challenging hikes take you to places of pristine, mystical beauty....More

Thank TheCrankyLibrarian
Reviewed yesterday

Muir Woods is part of the 3%-ish of Coastal Redwoods that remain after human destruction in the last century or so. It is a beautiful place that I return to whenever I am in the area. There are some amazing hikes with beautiful forest views...More

Thank Linda Z
Reviewed 2 days ago

a beautiful state park. the park was not crowded and the trails were clean. easy to get to and beautiful ride there. trails easy to follow

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 3 days ago

I could not stop looking up. Nature's beauty is so overwhelming at times, and this is one of them. The redwoods are gorgeous trees that can make you feel so small. I am so glad we stopped here. For the most part other guests were...More

Thank Whitney G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our much anticipated trip to Muir Woods was stopped in its tracks when we went to park and found out that we could not pay cash for parking. You have to have a reservation to park. It’’s eight dollars. You have to go online to...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited with a bus tour but was lucky to arrive early at about 8.30am before the crowds - I would definitely try to be very early if I can return as the parking lot was very full by the time we were leaving about...More

Thank SnowBees
Reviewed 4 days ago

I noticed there were some "terrible reviews" on here so I clicked on them to see what on earth people could be saying. I see it is mostly about the parking. We are fortunate in the fact that on our last visit to San Francisco...More

Thank Floridabeacbum
Reviewed 5 days ago

I can't get enough of this place. It feels magical, being surrounded by these majestic tall trees that have been around for centuries. It's within a short drive of San Francisco so it's a perfect half day to day long trip if you want to...More

Thank whatsoph
Reviewed 5 days ago

This beautiful, shady hike is definitely worth doing. Thank goodness for parking lot attendants, because Muir Woods is completely packed on nice days. Go early and have a lot of patience. It will take awhile to park, the hike will go slowly because of the...More

Thank Cassidy144
Reviewed 5 days ago

The windy road to the monument practically gave me a heart attack and I was thrilled once we were finally there. I cannot figure out how buses and large trucks make it on that road. Anyway, we really loved being here. It was our first...More

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Mike H
August 23, 2018|
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Response from annapN7702ZW | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but availability isn’t promised.
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.
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