We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Awesome!”

Muir Woods National Monument
Book In Advance
More Info
$117.00*
and up
San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch
More Info
$99.00*
and up
Small Group Muir Woods and Wine Country Tour
More Info
$60.00*
and up
Small Group Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour
Ranked #1 of 30 things to do in Mill Valley
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed March 8, 2013

OK, I'm not the biggest tree hugger in the world but this place made me a wannabe. If you've never seen the big trees before and don't want to drive way out of town, this is the way to do it. Get there early or you might have to park a mile or so down the road and walk in.

Thank ATrav64
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (5,543)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

4,056 - 4,060 of 5,543 reviews

Reviewed March 7, 2013

A short drive from downtown San Francisco, Muir woods is a great way to get out of the house and enjoy mother nature. The staff and volunteers obviously enjoy what they are doing as evidenced by their plentiful smiles and quickness to assist with your questions. Traveling with babies, toddlers or people with limited mobility? No problem, shorter trails are accessible to strollers and to people wheelchairs. Want to get away from it all for a while? There are longer more rugged trails for your liking. Get there before 9:00 to avoid crowds and find parking in the parking lots close to the entrance but don't let a late start deter you from going either (just be prepared to park along the road and walk a bit to the entrance). Take a guided tour or at least a self guided walking map for $1.00 to gain some understanding of what you are looking at. We brought our 3 year old, let him walk until he got tired then placed him in our Ergo baby and got off the paved path for a while. A good breakfast, good walking shoes, water and three hours refreshed our appreciation for mother nature and the work of the National Park Service.

1  Thank racite
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 6, 2013

Being a couple hours early for our flight, my co-worker and I stopped off at Muir Woods on our way back to the airport. What a great place. Not a huge park, but plenty of space to get in a hour or so of hiking through the enormous trees. Fairly easy hiking - the main circuit trail is almost flat. We went Friday afternoon inn late February and it was not too crowded - and a very comfortable temperature.

Thank Bob21782
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 5, 2013

I am a city person by nature but quite enjoyed our visit to the Muir Woods. The trees are exceptionally tall and very impressive with a pleasant nature trail/walk through and round the area. We went mid week and the place was busy, it must be crazy at a weekend. Interesting visitor centre gift shop.

Thank James E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 4, 2013

it's still. In the late afternoon shafts of sunlight are filtered through the leaves and hit the dust you've scattered in the air as you stroll.

Thank Paul K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Muir Woods National Monument also viewed

 

Been to Muir Woods National Monument? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing