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Muir Woods National Monument

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“san francisco”(630 reviews)
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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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All reviews muir woods san francisco gift shop arrive early main trail awe inspiring national monument beautiful trees entrance fee shuttle bus john muir big trees parking spot down the road parking is limited parking space ocean view
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was the first time we cane to the area and we loved it. We weren't sure about booking a tour, so we decided to do it on our own. We went online to book parking, which is a must, and it was easy to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Have been every time we come to this area. Overwhelming beauty and so glad it is preserved. If your abilities allow, take an “outside” trail away from there boardwalk crowds. Did the Canopy trail this time. So tranquil.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JenniferD988
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was lush and green and peaceful. The place had a magical mystical aura about it. I felt like I would encounter an elf or hobbitt at any momemt. ;) The path is most a boardwalk and very easy to walk. There are several places...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jdkilburn
Reviewed 4 days ago

We paid for our parking the day before to reserve our time slot. We showed up about 20 minutes early and they let us in without issue. Be sure to check out the marque where you park to know which direction to head. Free map...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Z4475IUjohnb
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I guess it is a fail on my part, but their website didn’t jump out at me for needing to realize that parking reservations were required to visit here. Advance purchase is highly recommended because trying to get it day of could result in not...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 431kevinz
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took our 9 year old daughter here today and did the entire 2 mile loop. It was beautiful. Stunning. There are truly no words to describe the beauty of this place. A must-see.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sparty1023
Reviewed 5 days ago

We decided to rent a car for the day just to visit Muir Woods. I am glad we did. We took a 3 hour hike and then lunch and some shopping in the gift shop. We bought the extra map that also shows the state...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jill R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Best tour ever!!!! Our guide Per (pronounced Pear) was extremely knowledgeable about San Francisco's history and associated landmarks. He was an excellent driver and navigated the hills of Twin Peaks and Muir Woods effortlessly. My group thoroughly enjoyed our short stay in SFO. I highly...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tracy W
Reviewed 5 days ago

This park is beyond beautiful!! The drive was very beautiful as well. The trees are huge and I loved all the paths throughout the park. There are bathrooms, shop, and café. I would love to go back and spend more time. Our tour was only...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Angela Z
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time with Kids ( 10 & 7 years). We pre- booked a parking spot which I believe is required. They give you 30min slot to arrive and you can stay as long as you want. There is also a shuttle service from...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Shari S
March 11, 2019|
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Response from Barry2137 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We were being taken by a family member and I can only advise you that it was extremely important that we arrived on time at the car park to collect our pre booked place.
March 8, 2019|
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Response from Cathy T | Reviewed this property |
I would call the number on the website to make sure, but the impression I got when I was there was that the shuttle was mainly to reduce the parking space issue and for convenience. You can drive in if it is open but you do... More
March 3, 2019|
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Response from nickandangels | Reviewed this property |
From arrival at the woods I’d allow at least a couple of hours (minimum). Enjoy!