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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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This was a definite bucket list item for me. How do you review something that has been around for thousands of years? It's really an understated spectacle that you must see in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was a definite bucket list item for me. How do you review something that has been around for thousands of years? It's really an understated spectacle that you must see in person to appreciate. I am including pictures, but it's impossible to capture the grandeur of these magnificent trees. What I love about Muir Woods is that you can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit if you visit San Francisco. Parking is just awful and you will need to get to the park earlier rather than later. The trees are cool to look at and walk through. I would suggest bringing a pair of shoes you don't care about, because you walk through a dirt trail.

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Friday Harbor, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Beware of the lack of proper signage when you get past the Fern Creek trail, as the signage they have is mis-leading and there are no maps on any of the trail markers. The map they give you at the gate does not have the entire trail system. We were trying to get back to the gate, and the sign... More 

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The trees are truly amazing and it is worth the 45 min drive!!! They do have some paved walkways at the entrance to the park so easy to access with wheelchair or stroller. There is limited parking so arrive early. It is also nice to get there early because you have the place to yourself! I would recommend grabbing something... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Since we didn't quite know where we were going, we came unprepared. We tried to explore the place with our baby in a stroller, so only the easiest main route was available to us. Next time we come, we will definitely bring a baby carrier to do hiking and a picnic box. The nature is marvelous, the air is SO... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Must be seen. The natural beauty should not be missed. You can't fully appreciate the majesty of these incredible trees from pictures. It is a spiritual experience to walk these woods

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Round Rock, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

At 48, seeing the Redwoods has been a longtime desire for me. To me, this place was spiritual! Lot's of history here. The park has been preserved very well and the trails, though some high up , were easy to walk on. There was information throughout explaining the various histories which occurred in addition to a information about the trees... More 

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New York, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Muir Woods has become extremely popular and the number of visitors is overwhelming. Parking at the park fills up early (before 8AM). You have to take a long windy road to get to the park and if there are no parking spots left, people park on the side of the road. Your best bet would be to park at a... More 

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Macomb, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Get here early so you don't have to park a mile away. We've visited several times over the years and it's still a beautiful place. We enjoyed an easy walk through and the crowds were low.

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I've always wanted to visit Muir Woods. Spectacular views on the way there as well as a feeling of magic while inside the park. Love that the main loop is raised off the forest floor and is handicap accessible. Truly a place for people of all abilities, fitness levels and ages to enjoy towering trees. Well worth spending at least... More 

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