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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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Absolutely beautiful & bucolic Park. Despite the known hassle of parking it is definitely worth a visit. Plan to spend most of the day enjoying the variety of paths & trails... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Encino, CA.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Absolutely beautiful & bucolic Park. Despite the known hassle of parking it is definitely worth a visit. Plan to spend most of the day enjoying the variety of paths & trails. There is a good selection from flat & paved to hilly & challenging. Bring your own "picnic lunch". You'll love the experience.

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Pinecrest, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We arrived here late in the afternoon, around 4. We had read that the best time to come in order to score easy parking would be either early morning or late at night. This worked out well for us. We hiked all the regular trails, which offered stunning views of the majestic redwood trees, and serene sounds of water trickling... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Muir Woods is really very beautiful. We saw a fawn as we started our walk when the park opened, very peaceful and quite lovely. However as the morning went on it got very busy and the peace and tranquillity was replaced by a lot of people and a lot of noise. When you get to the Cathedral Forest there are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We loved Muir Woods! Relax and take a breath taking stroll, listen to the birds and look for the Banana slugs. A must see!

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Shanghai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A walk in this place is unforgettable. Easy for the main paths, several trails very well indicated about length and difficulty can fill in a whole day of joy among these nature beauties. This should be a must if you visit San Francisco Bay. This was my second time for me with same feelings, Attention to the potentially crowded parking... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I went there with a tour. We were lucky enough to arrive before the crowds. An early start it is highly recommended especially if you want to enjoy the amazing trees and take photos. Due to the tour time allocation we spend an 1.5 in Muir woods. An 1.5 if fine if you wish to walk the main trail. If... More 

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Laguna Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I'm an avid hiker and this was a beautiful place to hike. If you hike out a ways you will get away from the crowds and enjoy a quiet, peaceful hike. We hiked about 8 miles the day we visited, nothing more difficult than a moderate trail and all totally beautiful. Although, we never found the ocean view. Parking is... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great hikes and views. Also included some hiking in surrounding park. All around great experience. Highly recommended. The Muir park has flat trails accessible to everyone from young ones to handicap. The surrounding parks trails are more rugged with significant elevation gains.

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Fresno, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

These woods are really quite beautiful. We live in an area where we are not too far at all from Giant Sequoias and beautiful National Parks but i still wanted to go see the Muir Woods. It honestly didn't disappoint us at all. We showed up at 4pm and the park closes at 6pm. This was perfect because the tremendous... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We arrived late in the afternoon in March and expected crowds as it was prime spring break season. But we missed the crowds. We passed them on our way in. Traffic looked horrendous leaving the park. But we zipped right in and even got a close parking spot. The woods are beautiful. There is a lovely walking path and just... More 

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