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Muir Woods National Monument
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San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch
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$63.00*
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Muir Woods Tour of California Coastal Redwoods
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$112.00*
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San Francisco Super Saver: City Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip
Ranked #1 of 30 things to do in Mill Valley
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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 December 29, 2013

the Redwoods are so beautiful! Go early, as others have said, so that you can park. If you have the physical capability, I recommend buying their $1 map and taking a good hike through (and in/out) of the whole park for spectacular views as well as Redwoods. With extra spurs up to various sites (and especially the only in-park bathroom, up a steep hill -- the Alice Eastwood campsite), we got in a 7 mile hike (take the Dip Sea and Ben Johnson trails). Another trail that looked great, Bootstrap, was closed when we arrived. I'd take it the next time. Please observe the rules to maintain the beauty and calm of the park.

If you go on the basic Muir Woods trail, you can use a wheelchair or stroller and the bathrooms are close by. No food allowed in the park.

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Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

We went to muir woods early december in a particular sunny cold day. The morning light is just perfect to admire the beauty of the wood. In december I know there is no public transportation so we rent a car, it is totally worth it, the fresh air the quetly of the park is just beautiful. Its a must if you go to san francisco

Thank spinjosovsky
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

We arrived early. It was already a bit crowded (during the Christmas holiday week).
We got tickets and the Ranger gave us directions to a nice, quiet trail away from the chattering masses.
We had a nice hike. The Redwoods / Sequoias are astounding.
For those of us who have a short while to visit, we're glad that a national monument exists so close to San Francisco.

Thank LearningCurv
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

This was our second visit to Muir woods. Our first visit was without our kids so we told them what to expect and they were not disappointed. It's amazing to see the huge trees soaring up to the sky. The fees are a little steep for a walk through national park but I look at it as a donation.

With Muir woods being such a famous attraction you are bound to have visitor issues. When we visited there was man with his family smoking and drinking beer, even though there are signs prohibiting any smoking or drinking as well as the rangers telling you this before you go in. A couple tried to politely tell him to not smoke and they all cursed and yelled at them. The saying "you can take the family out of the trailer park but ......" comes to mind. Then there was a foreign family of 8 who decided to climb over the wood fencing designed to keep you on the walking trail and proceed to a huge tree with a hole in the base to take family pictures. I guess they could not read all the signs that said to stay on the trail. All I received were blank looks when I told them they were not supposed to be there or touching the trees.

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Reviewed December 28, 2013

Breathtaking. Redwoods are spectacular and the whole experience is worth the trip. Go early, parking is at a premium.

Thank Jon M
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