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Muir Woods National Monument

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Address: Highway 101, Mill Valley, CA 94941
Phone Number: (415) 388-2595
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8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Hiking, Walking
Description: 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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A Breath of Fresh Air

My wife and I wanted to revisit the park after about 20 years. It was just as good, if not better, than we remembered. It was a nice cool mid day walk in the forest. The trees are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

My wife and I wanted to revisit the park after about 20 years. It was just as good, if not better, than we remembered. It was a nice cool mid day walk in the forest. The trees are amazing and the atmosphere refreshing. The crowds can get quite heavy so get there early. We were there on a Friday around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We to Muir Woods with my family and it's beyond words! The park is beautiful and the trees are just amazing. My teenagers who don't care for hiking had a great time. Only negative is the parking, so get there early!

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Lanesboro, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We stopped here as we were on a wine and wood tour. Very beautiful park. Wish we would have had more time to look around. Well worth the trip. Very peaceful and relaxing...

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Lakeland, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This is a really nice park with great views and beautiful trees. There are sessions with rangers called "tree talks" that are very informative. I'm in no way a tree hugger, but really enjoyed looking at all of the history at the park. The park is very accessible to the elderly and handicapped with large boardwalks to access the park.... More 

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Brentwood, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This is one of my favorite places of all time. Being in the forest feels like you are in the heart of nature. The smells, sounds and air all combine to create a sense of both magic and peace. The majesty of these old and giant trees is awe inspiring. There are very few places in America where you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Drove to Muir Woods from San Francisco with my wife and 16 year old daughter. Fascinating. We did a hike that lasted about 4 hours and at one point were close to 1,000 feet in elevation. I wonder how many people have "disappeared" because they slipped and no one was up there to see (seriously!). Do not let that deter... More 

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Romeoville, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Tried to go since we had heard such great things. But when we got to the park the only parking was litterally miles away on the edge of a road (with some precarious sides).

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I've been to Muir woods 4 times in the last 35 years, and every time I got I have a wonderful time. Do what you can to get there early as the place does fill up, but by the time you reach the 2nd bridge, or go on the upper hiking trail, it really quiets out and you can enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We took a tour bus through Grey Line that stopped at Muir Woods and Sausalito. The road to get to Muir Woods is very winding and parking is extremely limited at the park. I was glad that we didn't have to drive it ourselves and try to find parking. Once we got into the woods it was amazing, the air... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

More of a Tourist trap. If You're going get there early got there at 11:30 and parking was a mile away downhill along side of road. Not even any handicap parking. I'll only go here if you're short on time and want to see some redwoods.

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