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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 lovely walk amongst the redwoods

This is a most beautiful area to walk through. The redwoods are spectacular. The tracks and boardwalks provide for good and safe walking. The is good commentary on plaques on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is a most beautiful area to walk through. The redwoods are spectacular. The tracks and boardwalks provide for good and safe walking. The is good commentary on plaques on the tracks. The wildlife is interesting and especially notable when people kept quiet so best to go in small groups or stand aside to allow noisy groups to pass. Worth... More 

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Montebello, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Not a challenging hike, but worth the visit in spite of the crowds of (sometimes) unruly foreign tourists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We stayed on the 1mike loop path. It was beautiful! We loved seeing the redwood trees we had only read about. As many others state get there early as parking is difficult. We got there about 10/11 am was able to get a parking spot in the second lot & it wasn't overly crowded. When we left the crowds were... More 

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Santa Rosa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The drive to Muir Woods can be challenging at times if you are not used to windy roads. The final challenge is finding a parking space. However, if you finally do reach Muir Woods the main trail is fairly easy to walk. There are other trails that may take a little more effort, but walking/hiking between the tall Redwoods is... More 

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

No pictures, not even Ansel Adams', can convey the grandeur of the giant redwoods in Muir Woods. The smaller loop is paved and the most crowded. If you budget a few hours and take the canyon trails it will make the experience all the better. It was so crowded that cars were parked 3/4 mile down Muir Woods Rd but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

It's a beautiful relaxing scenic area, but it gets busy. The drive can also be busy. It's a great way to get some good exercise and relax by getting out of the hustle and bustle. Just go early or it's too crowded!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Very large trees. Limited parking. Went at 4:00 pm and had better parking opportunities. Was told no parking earlier in the day.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Tranquil and amazing place to walk through. You feel so small among these giant trees. You should all I ample time for some of the trails. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water. Parking can be a bit of a challenge.

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Laurel, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I LOVED Muir Woods the first time I visited 3 years ago. This trip flat out sucked. Why drive an hour through horrendous traffic to walk through a scenic area that sounds like an amusement park? Even the beloved Chapel woods area was overrun by raucous people. Even the upper trails, which were much less busy, were booming from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Just a short drive (30-60 min) from San Francisco. This natural wonder has some beautiful redwoods in a serene environment. There is an easy walking trail that takes you into the trees & is well maintained. The only downside is parking can be difficult if it's crowded.

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Additional Information about Muir Woods National Monument

Address: Highway 101, Mill Valley, CA 94941
Phone Number: (415) 388-2595
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Mill Valley
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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