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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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Baltimore, Maryland
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125 reviews 125 reviews
51 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The beauty of this place is undeniable. If you enjoy hiking or outdoor activities this would be an amazing place. The trails are not especially well-marked, but we were able to walk through some of the areas. We do not enjoy any outdoor sporting activities, so this was not a place we wanted to spend more time. In addition, our... More

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Carlsbad, CA
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6 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Against my preference, I had to visit San Francisco in ultra-busy August because of business. I took my wife along and against my better judgment I conceded to her desire to visit Muir Woods. After driving bumper-to-bumper from South San Francisco where we were staying, when we got to the CA-1 exit on US101, traffic to Muir Woods was backed... More

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Harrisburg, Pa.
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This was one of my favorite stops during vacation. Muir Woods is absolutely beautiful, a great place to enjoy nature’s majesty. When you go, just take your time, and drink all of it in. There are plenty of guided walking trails that take you around the redwoods. The walkway is raised, and doesn’t disturb the forest floor. It makes for... More

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South East England
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

We covered the relatively easy Eastwood Camp trail with just trainers and bottled water. It's good to climb up above the canyon floor and it remains cool and pleasant to walk in. The added attraction was imagining we were looking for chimps from Planet of the Apes! A very pleasant afternoon and nice gift shop and cafe at the end.

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New York, NY
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Perhaps the word "majestic" is/can be over-used but it is certainly applicable to this stunningly beautiful place! It had been decades since I was last there --- to my detriment! Hint: go early for decent parking and also if you arrive before 9:00 a.m. there is no entrance fee. Also the crowds arrive by mid-morning -- and to visit this... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Muir woods is beautiful and peaceful! We got there before the park opened at 9 and it was free! Also parking gets crazy so get there early! We had no problem parking when we got there at 8! There are a variety of trails for all people so you can choose as you walk! These are not the widest trees... More

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Johnstown, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This was an easy drive over the Golden Gate Bridge, Well worth the trip. Trees are so impressive!! Beautiful and tranquil!!

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Dallas, Texas
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This is tourist season and a lot of people are enjoying this very special place. Unless you go early, it is best to take the shuttle which is $5 round trip. That said, note that if you have a national park pass the shuttle is free. Muir Woods is very accessible to walking a short way or the full trail.... More

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Dearborn Heights, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

You know when you go to a place and it's just so much more than you thought it would be? This is that place. The trees are so majestic - words fail me (which never happens).

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Mississauga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

You have to see this if you are in San Francisco area. My teenaged boys were July impressed, and they are usually stuck on their electronic devices. What you see and smell is unbelievable. We were actually on a tour bus booked through Viator. They were highly inefficient, poor with conveying scheduling information, as we had combined this day with... More

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