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Muir Woods National Monument

#1 of 30 things to do in Mill Valley Features Animals
1 Muir Woods Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941-4205
+1 415-388-2595
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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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  • Average2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Muir Woods Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941-4205
+1 415-388-2595
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Muir Woods is probably the closest one can get to experiencing primaeval and peaceful perfection. The woodland is incredibly quiet and there is a host of walking trails to accommodate a wide variety of abilities. We arrived late in the day, around 4:30 pm, and...More

Thank James F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visiting Muir woods was an amazing experience! We took our time to really absorb the environment, think about the trees' lifespans, & listen to nature & the water flowing down the stream. Despite the tourists, the whole area was powerfully peaceful as most people showed...More

Thank Cecilio L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful and tranquil place. I'm so glad we arrived by 9:45 as by the time we left at 11:30, it was getting very crowded (and this was a Wed). I've heard the weekends are so crowded that it takes away from the beauty because of...More

Thank Sidney B
Reviewed 3 days ago

I'm not much of a nature person and I don't like to hike but Muir Woods was simply beautiful. The redwood trees were huge and some of the most beautiful trees I have ever seen. Like I said, I don't hike much. The hiking trails...More

Thank Sara W
Reviewed 3 days ago

I went to Muir Woods in June, early in the morning 8:30am. As others have said, it is free when you get there early, but the more important part is that it is QUIET! You can hear the birds waking up, the paths are clear,...More

1  Thank CaliforniaJbaby
Reviewed 4 days ago

Truly nature's wonder. Muir Woods is beautiful and serene. Being able to see these beautiful trees was breathtaking. Something that has been on my bucket list, and am thankful that I took the time to enjoy, and hope to some day go back. The layout...More

Thank melemc
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

People and cars and redwoods, oh my! There is no doubt that this stretch of coastal redwoods is stunning, but shuffling around the people and avoiding the cars does stifle any hope of solitude or peaceful reflection. According to a staff member, the park hosts...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Arrive early before opening to get free entrance and parking. Take the canopy trail high above Park for great views. Loop around and enjoy solitude, listen to birds. One they open crowds ruin experience. Absolutely breath taking beauty of redwoods. Done leave area without going...More

Thank FastGirl39
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

1'it was cheap $10 adult $0 for kids (No one watches the entrance and people could walk in for free) very scenic. Nice trails. Lots of redwoods The main takes about an hour to walk and multiple additional trails. You can buy maps for $1...More

Thank JimDeBerry
Reviewed 6 days ago

We are a family with 2 teenagers. We arrived a little after 7:30 in the morning. It was very nice to be there early. Plenty of places to park at that time. We were also there on a Monday morning. It was quiet and peaceful....More

Thank gina93
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Hi. Is it possible to get an Uber or Lyft to Muir Woods and then find one to return to SF? Thanks!
23 May 2017|
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Response from PadrePio22 | Reviewed this property |
And almost forgot Lombard St too!
We are traveling to Sonoma in August and thought we could go here on the ride up from the San Francisco Airport but we wouldn't get there until about noon. Would we possibly not be able to park at that time? I keep reading to go early but that won't be possible for us.
11 May 2017|
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Response from Michael S | Reviewed this property |
If you are there on a weekend, you might have to park on the road --- a long way from the entrance. They also have a shuttle ---look into that alternative.
Isabelle O
Does anyone know if the shuttle is running? Or if not if I took the 61 bus which dropped me off at Panoramic Highway / Bayview Drive would it be possible / safe to walk to the entrance of the woods?
2 May 2017|
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Response from Joefmgreen | Reviewed this property |
not sure if the shuttle is running ...as an alternative you can Uber...do not attempt to walk under any circumstances... the road leading to the entrance has a serpentine configuration and is difficult for driving let alone... More