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Muir Woods National Monument

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Address: 1 Muir Woods Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941-4205
Phone Number: 14153882595
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Muir Woods Tour of California Coastal Redwoods
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Beautiful piece of creation

We drove a rented car from San Francisco. The drive out of the city was quite a bit more precarious than the mountain twists and turns that get one to Muir Woods. Parking was a... read more

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Conroe, Texas
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Conroe, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We drove a rented car from San Francisco. The drive out of the city was quite a bit more precarious than the mountain twists and turns that get one to Muir Woods. Parking was a major disappointment when we arrived at 10 on a Monday morning. But with patience, we managed to find a spot in the lot that is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was an excellent decision to book a half- day tour to Muir Woods. It was a comfortable and convenient transport and the destination simply mesmerizing. I enjoyed looking up the trees, listening to the park rangers explain about the red woods and watching for wildlife. How lucky are we to be able to enjoy Muir Woods.

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Plainfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Muir Woods with friends. Be prepared to spend a good amount of time & of course bring your walking shoes. Very winding roads to get to the woods. Nice little visitor center & there are bathrooms prior to entering.

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Murrieta, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is a must see for anyone traveling to central California. The trees are unbelievable and amazing to look at. I was also pleasantly surprised to see a decent price of admission unlike other national parks in the bay area. $10 bucks to get in, kids under 14 are free. Next time I visit however, I will avoid coming... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Do get there as early as possible. Even though there are signs and forest workers to remind people to be quiet and not disturb the wildlife, the later it gets the more people are there and they often do not respect the request to be silent. That being said, the only complaint I have about Muir Woods is the people... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic !!! Take the shuttle if at all possible or arrive early in the day - they are not kidding when they say parking is limited. But boy is it worth the trip. The Park is well laid out - a good board walk on 1/2 of the walk and a small climb and a rough trail for the other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Muir woods was a beautiful destination on our trip through the California coast. The canopy of redwoods can make a giant feel small. This is one magical place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We decided at the last minute to book a tour to go to Muir Woods. We went with Tower Tours. The bus was late picking us up but once we got on the road, it was a great day. We had 1.5 hours in the woods. You could really spend all day there if you wanted to do some serious... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

always peaceful walking among beautiful redwoods. get there early! lots of tourists (like me) but I clearly noticed as you get farther from the main gate it gets quieter and allows you to just sit and enjoy nature. recommend walking past 3rd bridge atleast. if you want to get your hike on there are several different loop hikes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Coastal Redwoods are very beautiful and tall! Best to go early on a week day and enjoy the quiet in this ancient forest. Trees average about 1000 years old. Unfortunately, parking is very limited so tale the # 66 Golden Gate Transit from Sausalito and you will eliminate the lack of parking problem. In the summer it gets very... More 

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