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Muir Woods National Monument

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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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Hours Today: 08:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Muir Woods Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941-4205
+1 415-388-2595
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Reviewed yesterday

I highly recommend the park and ride Pohono shuttle to Muir Woods on weekends. Cost is about $15 per person, including admission to the park. Shuttle runs about every 20 to 30 minutes. There is a small gift shop and eatery at the park.

Thank reno1024
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The woods itself is nothing spectacular. It's overcrowded and the tourists take away from any enjoyment or peace present in the park. The shuttle is terrible. You line up and the crowds become uncontrolled and aggressive as seats are limited and often you miss out...More

Thank biancasaurusrex
Reviewed 2 days ago

Got here early (as had read previous reviews that parking could be a problem) This place is spectacular the size of the trees is amazing and truly breathtaking. If you stop for a while and observe the quietness of this place then you may catch...More

Thank pmiller1970
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A beautiful place for an easy walk or a rigorous hike, whichever you prefer! Just arrange your transportation ahead of time as there's no cell service there and the uber drivers don't want to pick up there.

Thank Bethany K
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took public transportation to Muir Woods and were glad we did. The parking lots was completely full by 10am on a Saturday in August. We walked a loop on the lower level of the park but wished we had time to explore some of...More

Thank EJBRags
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Muir woods was wonderful. So peaceful. Definitely worth the time. We did not do the major hiking trails, just the normal paths. So good for kids or people who are not athletically inclined. Parking is an issue. Go early or be prepared to hang around...More

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 5 days ago

To think just outside a bustling city such as San Francisco is the peaceful untouched area of Muir Woods is incredible. The Redwood trees which stand so tall are incredible. The pathways are well developed and the beauty is untouched. This tour took us from...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 6 days ago

A beautiful place to immerse yourself in the peace and tranquillity of the giant redwoods. There are various trails to follow, depending on how far/high you wish to walk. All the trails are either wood of tarmac lined, so for the easy trails leisure shoes...More

Thank theowler
Reviewed 1 week ago

The trees here are as advertised. Parking is completely inadequate, expect to walk a long distance from your car to the park entrance. The path through the trees is not wheel chair friendly. I would recommend going though.

Thank joeinfx
Reviewed 1 week ago

The park is a very pleasant place to take a walk. The giant redwoods are amazing if you're seeing them for the first time. There's one main trail with others branching off as you go along. I took the main trail to the end (by...More

Thank Raygun99
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Ishrath S
5 September 2017|
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Response from cranberryflash | Reviewed this property |
Anytime when the weather is below75 -80 went in August needed vest. Yet out in Sonoma was almost 90
Erin M
30 August 2017|
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Response from GoofysAwesomeTravels | Reviewed this property |
We stayed on all the main trails that were well maintained. Allowed for strollers and ease of walking. Was a rainy day when we were there in the spring but very enjoyable. Parking was a bear .... get there early to find a... More
24 August 2017|
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Response from JennyCass11 | Reviewed this property |
Honestly, we didn't get there early. We had to walk quite a bit from our parking down the road, so be ready to walk. Otherwise, we got there at 2pm. Bring water and camera. We also went from Napa to San Francisco to take an... More