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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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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth a visit when in San Francisco. We drove over mid afternoon and the views were incredible, but not as incredible as when we reached the woods. It's $7 pp to enter and worth every penny. We're really pleased we took the time to visit it.

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Yucaipa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The peaceful woods refreshed my soul. The bridges and water made for a restful day after the hustle and bustle of San Francisco.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

If you have a chance and you are in SF area make it a point to stop here. We were on the way to Napa from the SF airport and took the small detour to visit. The park is very beautifully maintained and is easy access based on everyone’s ability. It is a wondrous place especially if you are like... More

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Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Please go here. If you have only ONE place to visit - let this be it. Well worth the drive or the tour booking. It was incredibly humbling and a reminder that our earth is so precious. We need to become better stewards of the earth in order to preserve and foster a future - which includes beautiful places like... More

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Brooklyn
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

So I know these are the redwoods and not the sequoias. Frankly, thought they'd be taller. But I'm glad I went. The hike itself was worth it alone and the trees are quite beautiful. I recommend a gander through the gift shop - they have some great things. Take a sweatshirt or a jacket, it can get cold in the... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

There are two types of sequoias in Cali-coastal redwoods and giant redwoods. First are taller, giant are more wider. I know a lots of people want to see giant redwoods. Here is advice-is you havent see none of sequoias but you are out of time go there and dont regret you havent get to yosemites or wherever else and havent... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We had not visited this area in over 25 years. We had forgotten the beauty of the majestic redwood trees and the overall beauty of all the flora. It was peaceful and serene and we just sat on a bench and took it all in. We are grateful that this wonder is being cared for and preserved.

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New Albany, Indiana
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Several reasons to get there as early as possible: 1. The park opens at 8 am but the visitor center doesn't open until 9. We arrived at 8:30 and the entrance was free! 2. We also had arrived early enough to get the upfront parking. We got the last spot. I believe the other parking area requires a bit of... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

What a breathtaking journey through this park. Absolutely must see if you are around San Francisco. Just amazing trees and well managed by the state.

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London
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Spend a morning in Muir Woods. See the prehistoric trees and take a hike (2 hours) to the mountain top for great views.

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