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Muir Woods National Monument

Highway 101, Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 388-2595
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Mill Valley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Forests, Monuments/ Statues, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, National Parks
Activities: Hiking, Walking
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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central Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Highly recommend that you visit this park. The redwoods are amazing. Just be sure to get there early to get a parking spot or get a bus ride there if it may be a busy time. Otherwise you could be walking miles just to get there.

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Marengo, Illinois
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This place is beautiful! If you appreciate natural beauty and love to hike this is the place to be. Not an easy drive from San Francisco so come early to avoid traffic and all of the tour buses coming here later in the morning. We left our hotel at 7am from downtown San Francisco and we didn't hit any traffic.... More

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Surprise, Arizona
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

WOW! This place is amazing.. So many trees, TALL, TALL TREES There are several hiking paths you can take to see from below and way up top. Trees are so tall and gorgeous and the Park Rangers are good with explaining how old the woods and trees are. You will love this place. It’s very green and beautiful

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

If you are ever in the San Francisco area you have to visit this national monument. The tree's are absolutely stunning and the walk is very peaceful.

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Singapore, Singapore
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We went to Muir Woods by chance as we were too tired to drive all the way to Yosemite. The drive from town to Muir Woods was about 45 - 60 min. As we started our journey very early, there was thick fog going up the mountain making the drive abit more challenging. When we got up there, it was... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We went here as art of an organised tour. It has several well-marked trails of varying lengths. It cost 7 bucks apiece to enter, but places like this cost a lot to run, so I have no problem paying it. Some stunningly large trees to be seen and very informative guides. Definitely worth a look.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We went to Muir Woods on our way to Napa Valley and loved every minute of it! We got there around 11:30am on a Wednesday afternoon and all the parking lots were already full, we had to park quite a ways down the road, about a 15 minute walk to the entrance. We veered off the main walking trail and... More

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Delhi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I expected the place to be serene and peaceful. Which, of course, it was... What i didn't expect however, was how awestruck I'd be, by these magnificent trees (and "tree families!" - you have to see it to understand that term)... The redwoods are (rather modestly) referred to as "the tallest living things on earth" (try beating that!), and make... More

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Arlington, TX
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

If you're coming to the Muirwoods from Napa, beware the Apple Maps directions! We drove through several neighborhoods, while interesting, it felt a little invasive. We did end up coming down the "Panoramic Highway" and it was a very curvy, steep, and picturesque way to enter the Muirwoods. We didn't opt for the shuttle, despite many websites recommending it. We... More

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St. Louis, MO
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The only reason why it's not a 5 star is due to the very limited parking. Other than that, it's a beautiful place to spend a late morning walking around these beautiful redwoods. It's a shame it's so crowded with so many crying babies and people talking about as load as they can, but it is what it is. We... More

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