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Muir Woods National Monument

Address: Highway 101, Mill Valley, CA 94941
Phone Number: (415) 388-2595
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Type: Forests, Monuments & statues, Nature & wildlife areas, National Parks, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Hiking, Walking
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Muir Woods has a rich and varied history, from its use by the Coast...
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Type: Forests, Monuments & statues, Nature & wildlife areas, National Parks, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Hiking, Walking
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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.
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Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We spent about 2 hours hiking (easy level) through this incredible redwood forest preserve. What an unexpected pleasure! The most difficult part of the day was finding a place to park (we got very lucky when we took a chance on an area marked "full" and found someone leaving.) If you don't arrive very early in the day, you could... More 

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Tullahoma, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

First off I want to mention three things that upset me the most: 1- paying $7 per person to see nature. I have driven CA 1 and stopped at redwood groves bigger and better than these and had to pay nothing. This place is way too commercialized and are making money off people that have no clue that these trees... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The drive to Muir Woods is very pleasant from San Francisco. You have to stop and stare at the beauty before you get down into the Park. There is some stunning scenery. There is parking at the site though you may have to walk some way. We got lucky. It was great to see the trees and walk in the... More 

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Winter Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We had the most fun drive to get there - incredibly maintained twisting and turning roads. Then we took the short walk among the trees and gawked at their magnificence. Then we decided to hike the "Ocean View" hiking trail. We never saw the ocean but we had one of the best hikes ever. Just a couple of hours on... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful ancient redwood forest with lots of trails. The main trail goes along and around the creek, which runs through the middle of it. It can get cool and damp because of the tall trees and the moist conditions on the ground. There is also a nice Cafe on the grounds with all natural stuff.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

It takes some careful driving on narrow, unbelievably twisting roads to get there ... and then you will experience one of nature's true majesties. The main walkway has clusters and clusters of the amazing redwoods in darkened, other-world trek through this unique forest. The main walkway is exceptionally well maintained - as are the many side trails that offer a... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We parked our car in a lot near the Golden Gate Bridge (lots of signs direct you to it) and took a shuttle to the woods. We were hungry when we first arrived, so we were happy to see a cafe/concession area. The food was actually pretty good! After eating, we strolled along the pathways and were amazed. The scenery... More 

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Oakley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

What a great place to spend an afternoon. Hiking among the trees or even just staying on the paved areas, you'll marvel at the beauty of the woods. It can get crowded and you may have to actually hike a bit up the road after parking, but it's worth the trip!

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Cracow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This is worth a visit if you are staying near San Francisco. The road to the forest is quite remarkable - you are driving almost near a cliff. The park itself is really nice, but I would recommend to skip all the trails besides the main one - it is the most beautiful and has the best light conditions. The... More 

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Scottsdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

After touring much of the city, this is a beautiful must see. The serenity, giant redwoods, and walk through the woods delight the mind, body and soul. A powerful experience of nature. Stunning scenery to feel so humbled next to the giant redwoods and allow the imagination to soar.

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