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Muir Woods National Monument

#1 of 30 things to do in Mill Valley Features Animals
1 Muir Woods Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941-4205
+1 415-388-2595
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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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1 Muir Woods Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941-4205
+1 415-388-2595
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited the Muir Woods that last Saturday in June. Weather was a bit cool so my advice is bring a light jacket or sweatshirt just in case. We stopped at Point Bonita lighthouse on the way which is a must see if you have...More

Thank mrlaidbakk
Reviewed yesterday

This is a MUST do! The Redwoods are just amazing to look at. The nice thing, there is hiking or walking for all levels. The main Muir Woods trail is wooden planks for wheelchairs and walking. My husband and I hiked about 2 hours and...More

Thank otisdawg118
Reviewed yesterday

The forest was a restful place. It was relaxing to walk among those long and aged trees. Try to go there by shuttle because of parking problem..

Thank ENTsinan
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is BREATH-TAKING!! The paths, the trees are all so spectacular to see. I am not a hiker but you could hike if you would like too.

Thank 488cherissed
Reviewed 2 days ago

it was amazing I recommend bringing sneakers and non flash cameras it had a special feeling in me that is really magical it is a pure natural wonder!!!

Reviewed 2 days ago

My friend and I visited Muir Woods on our trip to California this spring; my friend suggested it, and I'm so glad we made the trip! We were staying in Sausalito, and it was only a 30-45 minute drive up to the Woods. We arrived...More

Thank Galeda
Reviewed 2 days ago

Large Pine Trees standing taller than skyscrapers with huge trunks. These trees have been standing there for more than a couple of centuries.

Thank SrikanthBhandari
Reviewed 3 days ago

They say go early or late for a reason--parking fills up! Make sure you are patient, and don't let a busy parking lot ruin your day. The trees are a site to behold and if you want them mostly to yourself, walk to just past...More

Thank BetsyGinDC
Reviewed 3 days ago

Want to experience Muir Woods in its (almost) natural wonder? Don't go at 9am or anytime later in the day. Get there when the birds are singing and the air is fresh, and there are fewer than 100,000 people in the park. I walked along...More

Thank theycallmealex
Reviewed 3 days ago

Parking at Muir Woods is crazy. Tours are expensive. So, be your own guide. Follow these easy directions. a) take Sausolito Ferry from either Pier 39 or Ferry building ($11 each way. Half price for seniors and kids.). B) Walk to Sausolito Chamber of Commerce...More

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July 6, 2017|
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Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
It is possible although I'm not sure which company. The local town offers a shuttle to muir woods and it is a good option to avoid traffic.
July 5, 2017|
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Response from MrNicTan | Reviewed this property |
Trip Advisor has a list it top 10 hotels to stay near Muir Woods. You can choose one out of the 10 recommended hotels. Enjoy your stay. 👍
June 27, 2017|
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Response from cloverclover111 | Reviewed this property |
We had our guide for the day, and he dropped us off. There is available parking for the guides, but if you were to park yourself, I would arrive as early as possible. Maybe even 8. Also the earlier you go, the fewer people... More