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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
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had only an hour to hike through the park, but it was worth it. The views are stunning and it was really refreshing to escape for a while from busy SF city.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AliPablo
Reviewed 6 days ago

A nice place to get a redwood "fix" near the city. Parking reservations are a must so plan ahead. Love the peace and quiet there.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MO8ball
Reviewed 6 days ago

Take a step into a magical forest with giant trees, bridges and creeks! Beautiful stop for some awesome pictures.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank katiepate4
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a short drive across Golden Gate Bridge to Muir Woods. The scenery is breathtaking and so quiet. The walk is about 1 - 1 1/2 mile around but seems much shorter. Parking can be a problem so plan ahead.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank a b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a 1-day tour to Muir Woods during our last vacation in San Francisco. I simply loved this place!!!! This is a quiet, amazing and wonderful place to be if you love to be in contact with nature. In this bedazzling forrest you can...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 729euniceh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day trip if you llve or visiting San Francisco. One of my favorite National parks. Most hotels in SFO can book the tour, and there is a convenient pick-up/drop off by Union Square.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank mattinmpls
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fabulous park. Great hikes for every hiking level. The trees are amazing. It’s cool under those large canopies so bring a sweater. The gift shop is great too.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nicitica
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful day we had here in Muir Woods. Be sure to make advanced reservations for parking on the Muir Woods website. You can prepay your parking and park admission. Parking is VERY limited. Don’t try to go without a reservation it could ruin...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Stacy F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Muir Woods National Monument was established over a century ago, in 1908. Stop for a moment to remember these forests may never have been here, but for the vision and generosity of an individual – Muir Woods is the first national monument that came...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank TMenon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice visit to see the redwoods. We enjoyed the paths and the ability to visit at our leisure. however we planned to finish our walk with a coffee at the coffee shop and was rudely stopped at the entrance by having the door slammed in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Lizzie I
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Response from dtroyston | Reviewed this property |
They were mostly concerned you arrived on the date and time on the pass.
Luke C
November 4, 2018|
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Response from Richard R | Reviewed this property |
Greetings Luke C., 1-800-410-2419 is the phone number to call. This can be found on the Muir Woods web site. Takes a bit of digging to find it. Don't know why it isn't in the front. The person answering the phone can help... More
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.