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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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8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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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Amazing spot! A must-see if visiting the San Francisco area! It's only a short drive north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Great for kids and adults alike! It was definitely a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Amazing spot! A must-see if visiting the San Francisco area! It's only a short drive north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Great for kids and adults alike! It was definitely a highlight of our trip to San Fran!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

needless to say that the wonders of redwood are easily visible here. the trees are amazing, truely a wonder. the enormity and the length of time they have see is brillant. the main trailis moderately challenging yet easily manageable by all ages. plenty of seating for elders, stroller friendly. you can go off to the side trails which are hiker... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

An uplifting walk in Muir Woods with: - amazing light - awesome trees - cute chipmunks - blue jays. Food was average and expensive which was unusual during our trip to San Francisco.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

I had been there years ago but my husband hadn't so we included this in our SFO getaway. Let me say this: I HIGHLY recommend taking the Muir Woods Shuttle bus up there. Most of the time parking is horrendous and signs will tell you that the parking lot up there is full and to take the shuttle. The main... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

The redwood forest is simply majestic. The walking trail next to the visitor centre is an easy walk for the whole family but the views of the towering red-tinged trees is no less stunning and impressive. The trail is peppered with educational information along the trail, giving visitors a great deal of info about the age-old forest.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
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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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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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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