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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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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 short drive north of San Fran, this is a much needed stop. The trees are amazing to stand next to. There is a boardwalk path to walk on throughout the main area allowing access... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Burlington, Canada
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Burlington, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

A short drive north of San Fran, this is a much needed stop. The trees are amazing to stand next to. There is a boardwalk path to walk on throughout the main area allowing access for everyone. There are volunteer talks throughout the day and it was quite interesting to learn about the trees and how they have been able... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

It's just a wonderful place. Arrive early as parking can be a bit tight. But after you get parked and your ticket... you are in for a real treat. If you are into walking - take the Canopy Trail. It's a workout but so worth it. We hiked to the top. Great photo op & wonderful views. Coming down I... More 

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Lakeport, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

This is such a beautiful spot, easy to drive to, and a plethora of trails to explore. If you are really interested in some spectacular trails to hike, this place has them. Beautiful coastal views, good inclines, enormous amounts of trees, and so much to take in. Even if you just want to casually stroll there is plenty for you... More 

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Algonquin, Illinois
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Parking is limited, so get there early. We arrived at 9 am and parked in second lot. What a beautiful, quiet place. There a varied hikes based on time limits. If you go by tour you don't get a lot of time here. We rented a car for the day so there were no time restraints. Very kewl drive into... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We didn't have much time but decided to side track from our route of travel. We were so thankful to have done so. In one hour you can walk along a loop of this beautiful forest. There are other side trails that you could probably spend all day exploring, but stop and see even if just for a short time.... More 

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Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Spent an hour hiking Woods today. It is such a zen experience to be among the redwoods. Saw a deer nursing her newborn twins. Just a beautiful site. Ate the grilled cheese in the restaurant. It is awesome!!!

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Manorville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The state park is spectacular. Don't miss it if you get to San Francisco. We took the longer hike and it was great. Takes about a hour and a half, and the scenery is beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I was in Awhhhh when we were there. It is tough to get to and make sure you go on the weekday as it is a 2 lane windy road. But once you get there it is fantastic! only 20 minutes out of San Fran and highly recommend this trip!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Muir Woods is worth the drive and at least a half a day. The redwoods are beautiful and there's so much to see. It is unfortunate that there are so many people in the woods. Animals and birds are scarce due to the crowds.

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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I liked walking on relatively level ground under and among giant redwood trees, enjoying the peace and quiet, the cool shade, and marveling at the size of these trees. I also like knowing that the leaders convened in San Francisco in 1945 for the UN founding conference took a break and visited Muir Woods for inspiration. It is a relatively... More 

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