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Muir Woods National Monument

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1 Muir Woods Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941-4205
+1 415-561-2850
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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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Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Muir Woods Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941-4205
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Came here with grandma, two teens, and two toddlers. We had a parking reservation for 915am on a wednesday. We didn't leave our hotel from the Financial District - Hyatt regency until 9:45am. The drive is simple, just pass the GG Bridge from SF. It...More

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This was our first time and it was well worth it. We had to make a parking reservation online for $8 not too bad. The entrance fee was $10 per person which felt a little expensive but after walking amongst the groves of old and...More

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Reviewed today

Enjoyed the main trail, easy for a 7-year-old. The trail is mainly flat. It was very serene in the late afternoon (4 pm) and less crowded. it was definitely cooler in the woods so maybe bring a light sweater if you're sensitive to the cold....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The pictures you see of Muir Woods do not do the in-person experience justice. The scenery, the insulated quietness of the groves and pathways, the fragrant smells you encounter along your walk, all priceless and unique. You can make this an all-day affair, or a...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited this Monument on a Sunday afternoon in April. We took public transportation instead of a guided tour. It worked out well and saved us a bunch of money. We took the BART to Embarcadero station. We walked a couple of blocks to the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Driving the highway north of the Golden Gate Bridge around 11am on a weekday, you start seeing signs that say parking for Muir Woods is FULL. When you ignore the signs and exit towards Stinston Beach, there are more signs warning you that Muir Woods...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

a peaceful morning walking in the park and looking at the trees! much larger than i had imagined. love nature!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great park but scary ride on winding roads without guardrails down to the park and up from the park. Not a fun drive for those afraid of driving on these types of roads!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

MAKE SURE YOU BOOK PARKING AHEAD OF TIME. Woods are beautiful and what a tranquility atmosphere. Admission is $ 10 per person

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The system for parking is terribly complicate if you are on a holiday. You have to buy your parking ticket in advance - online -!!!, and get a 30 Minute slote to arrive. Did this people ever travel? Do they bring their computer and a...More

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jerryp
21 April 2018|
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Response from Blossi63 | Reviewed this property |
Just reserve the parking on line charge is $8. Then the walk from the parking spot is just few minutes away from the entry and you are charged $ 10 to enter the woods. Easy walk and peaceful
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Merry S
21 April 2018|
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Response from PPooh72 | Reviewed this property |
I think it would be possible. I would recommend Dylan's Tours. We took Dylan's Famous Tour and it included a trip to Sausalito for lunch and a stop at Muir Woods. Charles, the tour guide, dropped us off about 2 blocks... More
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6amaggs
10 March 2018|
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Response from BoulderNut | Reviewed this property |
Don’t head to Muir Woods without a parking reservation. Well worth the $8 fee. Easy to make on line. Even with reservation you may have to walk up to 1/2 mile from your car to entrance. Plan on long time traveling home if... More
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