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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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Memphis, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This was great! My husband and I had the best time. Erin the tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny he really made the trip interesting. The bus was lovely and clean and on time. I will certainly use Gray line again. I had a positive experience with them in Las vagas when I used them for the Grand Canyon... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

What a place! A little crowded, but our tour knew to arrive by 9:30am and we had a nice 2 hour hike around on the trails. There is a great trail map available for $1 and it explains some of the history and gives many more options to roam on the more rugged paths. I hiked about 1.5 miles on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

They were going to destroy it, log it,, and the guy who owned it saved it by a day,, naming it a National something and dedicating it to John Muir. Walk in it and it will be clear what a great move that was.

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hemlock
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Drove from San Francisco. Get there early. 2 main reasons.. It's free before 9 am and you literally have the park to yourself. We randomly took one of the hiking trails and 2 1/2 hrs later we were back at the entrance. We saw very few people on the trails. It was perfect . Wear good shoes and enjoy.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Muir Woods is a really great place to see huge trees and enjoy a walk in nature. The park is well marked out and has some incredible trees. There are a few deer and chipmunks too. The cafe is also great and the Marin combo (grilled cheese and tomato soup) is definitely worth getting.

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Muir Woods is fantastic. Beautiful, peaceful and majestic. The air is so fresh and the trees are incredibly tall. We came add part of a half day tour which meant we didn't need to worry about making our own way out there, but which also limited our time there. The hour we spent was great but I could have happily... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Didn't plan to go there but ended up hiking in the Muir Woods for a couple of hours. The redwoods are stunning and I wish we had had more time to explore. Would love to go back one day. Nature at it's best.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

What a nice relaxing hike among the beautiful trees!!!! They are some of the tallest I have ever seen! Very shady, nice walk that my whole family loved. Well worth the visit!

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

The woods are a nice serene change just outside San Francisco over the golden gate. The redwoods themselves are magnificent. The sheer size/height of them is unbelievable. Worth a visit.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

So much to love here. Great hike and friendly rangers. Try to hear a talk about the redwoods and park history. I was inspired.

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