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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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Beautiful and quiet park! If you are driving yourself, be sure to arrive early to get parking and beat the crowds. We arrive at 8:30 on a week day, when admission was free which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Beautiful and quiet park! If you are driving yourself, be sure to arrive early to get parking and beat the crowds. We arrive at 8:30 on a week day, when admission was free which was nice, but most of the lots were already full and we had to park on the side of the road, quite far away. When we... More 

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Ken Caryl, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful place! The drive there was only second to the actual park! The hike was quite easy and took us through the heart of the monument with a beautiful view with every step. The redwoods are so majestic and reach for the heavens. One of the country's must visit monuments!

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

If you need a break from the busy city this is a great place to go. We only live two hours away and haven't gone nearly enough. Fresh air and a beautiful view.

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Aachen, Germany
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

the trees are pretty nice although I expected them to be bigger. The place was pretty crowded and there is not enough space for parking. The food is really crapy and expansive so you should bring your own stuff. Although they try to be substainable its really just a joke, as they give you plastic cutlary and throwaway plates.

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Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Similar to Cathedral Grove on Vancouver Island, Muir woods is a protected area of original redwood trees, which is very peaceful and worth at least a 1/2 day. Would recommend you get their early, (8-8:30AM), before all the tour buses arrive, and if you have more time, walk as many of the trails as you can.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

My family and I had been doing all the San Francisco activities and needed a break, so one day we rented a Zip Car and went to Marin County. Muir Woods was probably my favorite place we visited that day. Parking was crowded, even though we arrived after dinnertime. Crowds thinned out after a short time and we had a... More 

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Atco, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The Muir Woods were really cool. There were a lot of trails throughout the park but if you want to see anything with a really cool view, you will have to walk about 4-5 miles. I would recommend staying on the boardwalk area.

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Let's start with the awesome ride to Muir Woods on a curvy mountain road...it was one such a beautiful ride! We arrived at the park at 7:45, before they opened in order to get parking in the front lot. I got this tip from Tripadvisor and I must pass this on. When we left the park at 10:30, the parking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This place is beautiful, especially contrasting against the craziness of San Francisco. It was my favorite place my husband and I visited on our honeymoon. Don't miss it if you're in the area!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

So easy to get to. Parking can be tough so get the early...even before they open...to get a good space. The walking trails are easy to maneuver. Beauty, quiet, peace, serenity. You cannot capture the majesty of the redwoods...amazingly tall!

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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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