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Muir Woods National Monument

Highway 101, Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 388-2595
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Mill Valley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Forests, National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Walking
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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 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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Denton, Texas
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

This the place to go if you are in the city and want to introduce someone to the redwood grove. These trees are small compared to the sequoias, but those are hundreds of miles away. This place gets VERY crowded. Come early! It is a beautiful place! Excellent paved and boardwalk trails for the mobility impaired. Cool gift shop

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Tromsø - Rovaniemi
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83 reviews 83 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Its an half hour drive from San Francisco - and if you haven't seen these old giant trees - I would really recommend the trip. The parking place is small, so it easily fills up and you have to drive further down the road to find somewhere to park. making it an extra walk. Bring a light jackets if its... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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99 reviews 99 reviews
40 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

A wonderful forest that make you a picture of the old era of our civilisation. Big and high sequoia trees with 3 to 9 m diameter are around you. The picture is fantastic and you can spend 1/2 to 3 hours in this unique forrest. Must see this.

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Richmond, Virginia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
24 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Just 20 minutes from the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge, you'll find a quite unexpected peaceful and tranquil forest. The main trails are wide and flat, and perfectly maintained making the forest easily accessible to handicapped persons. Although it was crowded on the late October very warm day, guests respected the quiet atmosphere of the park. Spotlessly clean... More

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Brea, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Muir Woods is only a short drive from the hustle and bustle of San Francisco, but it is absolutely beautiful. The towering redwoods are beautiful, the trails are well maintained, and the air is just so refreshing to take in. Definitely worth a side trip if visiting the area.

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Swift Current, Saskatchewan
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Just a short drive over the Golden Gate Bridge and you arrive at Muir Woods. I was amazed at the size of these protected Redwood trees. You can go on various distances of path - the main path is wide and nicely paved. As you walk farther in you are asked to remain quiet so that the wildlife are not... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The magnificent coastal redwoods in this park are a must-see. But go early on a weekday if possible to avoid the larger weekend crowds. I took a series of side trails to enjoy the solitude and to walk on dirt (instead of the raised wooden boardwalk) and only saw three couples during my hike ... until I returned to the... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The Redwoods are magnificent to see. The trail through the trees was awe inspiring. Glad we stopped to see it. Close to San Francisco. You could do this in a daytrip.

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Mississauga, Canada
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243 reviews 243 reviews
163 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

If you want to see the big giant trees when visiting San Fran... I think this the closest spot, not too far from the city. This place gets very busy and although they have lot of parking it gets full and people do park on the side of the roads and have to walk up to the gate. If you... More

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Elyria, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Told my friend I wanted to see redwood trees...she didn't disappoint! The park ranger's talk was very informative. Parking was an issue, as some other reviewers have stated. Then again, we went on Veterans Day, when admission was free instead of the usual $7. What a lovely place!

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