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Muir Woods National Monument

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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...more
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1 Muir Woods Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941-4205
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Rain or shine you must venture to Muir Wood and Mount Tam area.Great hikes and seeing the redwoods up close made a great experience. Book parking online before arrival to avoid disappointment as there are only so many spots and no other parking near by.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Watsondg
Reviewed 2 days ago

Things to know if you visit Muir Woods. You will need a parking space reservation and I would suggest getting there early before throngs of people show up. One mistake we made was that we opted to go to follow the canopy trail not knowing...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you’re in the San Francisco area, you should definitely check our Muir Woods - it was one of the highlights of our trip! Like many others mentioned, you need to reserve parking before hand. We did this the night before and had no problem...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Muir Woods National Monument is less than an hour by car from San Francisco. It's a lovely spot for all nature lovers. The redwood trees are so tall and beautiful. The trails are very well-maintained. It's no doubt a good day trip idea from San...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Parking is difficult and we made reservations in advance of our arrival. So you have to do some planning. Also they were working on one of the paved parking lots and it was roped off, so that made parking even more challenging. But it was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Deana M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit to Muir Woods was a highlight of our San Francisco vacation! Walking through the park of stately trees and gentle paths was magical! A morning at Muir Woods was a nice break from days in the city! My husband, and I along with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a great hike through Muir Woods. We did the Muir Woods, Ben Johnson and Dipsea loop trail which involves leaving Muir Woods at Bridge 4 and then finishing by re-entering Muir Woods. Took 2 hours and includes a moderate ascent and a glimpse...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank frijolitasa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We so enjoy the peaceful solitude of Muir Woods when we visit San Francisco. We easily used the website to reserve a parking spot for our visit, and were thankful to be prepared ahead of time. Don't miss this wonderful national treasure!

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time there thank god we brought our national park pass with us it saved us $30. Nice to see the red woods .Im not into woods so I was bored quickly. It seemed clean enjoyed the ranger’s talk

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank maricat1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Muir Woods is a beautiful place to see the redwoods and enjoy some quiet, nature filled time just outside the bustle of San Francisco. The hike near the visitor center is easy and lets you view the growth and experience the wonderful smells, sights, and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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March 27, 2019|
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Response from jdkilburn | Reviewed this property |
It is a good idea to plan about 3-4 hours to wander Muir woods. The Beach/overlook are a drivable distance from the redwwod park and I do not advise parking and return. It would be better at two 'trips' to see both. But what... More
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March 11, 2019|
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Response from Barry2137 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We were being taken by a family member and I can only advise you that it was extremely important that we arrived on time at the car park to collect our pre booked place.
March 8, 2019|
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Response from Cathy T | Reviewed this property |
I would call the number on the website to make sure, but the impression I got when I was there was that the shuttle was mainly to reduce the parking space issue and for convenience. You can drive in if it is open but you do... More