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Muir Woods National Monument

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Address: 1 Muir Woods Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941-4205
Phone Number:
+1 415-388-2595
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

Muir Woods has a rich and varied history, from its use by the Coast Miwok...

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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Nice place to visit. Weather in April was excellent. Enjoy the natural beauty and take awesome pictures.

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Nice place to visit. Weather in April was excellent. Enjoy the natural beauty and take awesome pictures.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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short drive from SF to this magnificent national park. we were all in awe of the beautiful trees and trails. wish we had more time there. great hikes for everyone in the family

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Olalla, Washington
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This is the local park you go to if you don't have time to see more substantial redwoods like Jedediah Smith. For close to town it has decent scenery but is in no way a solitary experience. Traffic is heavy, access is very time consuming, parking is almost impossible and crowds accompany you every step. Part of my problem was... More 

Thank JollyPaul
Uniontown, Ohio
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Was a windy road to get there but was worth the effort. Gorgeous views of the redwoods on a 2 mile loop trail. portion of the trail was made of deck material making it handicapped accessible.only one portion of the trail required effort to climb a hill.great time to visit is late early to late morning as the sun peeks... More 

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Bidford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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It was very very busy when we visited, people struggling for parking spaces abandoning cars everywhere! Having said that when we were walking around the woods you couldn’t avoid seeing people but it didn’t feel really busy. The redwoods were good to see as we had no plans to go further North! We had a nice hour walk through the... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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If you want to see Redwoods near San Francisco, this is the place to go! The trails were very well maintained and well laid out. The scenery was absolutely gorgeous and so lush. Parking lots were all full and it was quite busy with tourists at first, but once on the trails it didn't feel busy at all. Overall very... More 

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If your in the area and have never had the chance to see theses trees take the time to go. Granted there trees, but the sheer size of these things are amazing. If you are going to drive up its only about a 20 min drive from San Francisco but get there early because parking is extremely limited.

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Muir Woods is absolutely a majestic place to view some of the most magnificent trees in nature. If you can get away from the people who want to talk their way through it, you will find that it is so peaceful. If you can, take the hillside trail and look down on the trails and landscape below. Parking can be... More 

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This is one of the most beautiful and peaceful places to visit and a great place for all ages. There are two main trails for tourists to hike with many more challenging offshoot trails for more serious hikers. The kids will love the higher trail along the ridge. The lower trail is gorgeous and definitely doable for strollers and wheelchairs... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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You can't visit San Francisco without visiting Muir Woods. The giant sequoia trees more than 2000 years old and the lush vegetation cross crossed with little streams make for a perfect outing. However, during the visit it was raining which made it uncomfortable. The entrance of $ 10 was worth the price for such a gorgeous place. If you have... More 

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