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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
+1 415-561-2850
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One complaint - we attended the 2:30 Ranger talk on Oct 17. Rather than focusing on ecology, conservation, info about the trees and the parks unique ecosystem, as we have seen the Rangers do in our past visits, this Ranger chose to call William Kent...More

Thank Drussell15
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We first went on a hike, well away from the boardwalk area. The area is so beautiful and we were afforded some wonderful views of the area. Make sure to make arrangements for parking in advance of your visit!!

Thank TravellingRings
Reviewed 2 days ago

Instead of making reservations, we hiked into Muir Woods on the trails. While the hike in was quiet and serene, that all changed when we got to Muir. We didn't let that deter us though, we still appreciated checking out all the redwoods. Its a...More

Thank Traci H
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went here as part of a coach trip and were really glad we had booked to come here. The drive down to the valley is a delightful experience and when you arrive you know that you are somewhere special. The park rangers give a...More

Thank GTSSurrey
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had missed Muir Woods the last time we were in the area, so took a bus tour that allowed us to wander through the woods for about 1 1/2 hours, which was perfect for us. The site is very clean, very well maintained, and...More

Thank MJB62
Reviewed 3 days ago

Spent a lovely Sunday morning in March walking the trail through this national monument. The size and scope of the surroundings can not be explained, it has to be experienced to appreciate the wonder of our natural world. So happy that I had an opportunity...More

Thank Romelle11
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I visited Muir Woods during our recent holiday in San Francisco. The giant redwood trees are magnificent to look at. The walking trails are well maintained and pleasant to walk through.

Thank PlanetOz
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I recommend doing the side trail after walking the main pathways. Was a quieter hike; not an easy stroll. You can be more in tune with nature than when you are with the hustle and bustle of the sometimes loud crowds below. I wish everyone...More

Thank Adrian M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a spectacular national park. We heard the reservation for parking could be tricky so just ended up booking an airstream on Airbnb on top of the dipsea trail. We were able to walk right down to the forest and hit up all the trails....More

Thank siouxsy
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the beautiful Muir Woods Monument Park! Loved our driver Mighty Mike.. He was fun and very informative on all San Francisco had to offer.. So go and discover the beauty of these Woods!

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Mike H
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.
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