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Muir Woods National Monument

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1 Muir Woods Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941-4205
+1 415-561-2850
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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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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Muir Woods Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941-4205
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+1 415-561-2850
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I had a great view of tge redwoods and the bay as we hiked for 3 hours at muur woods. The hillside trail to dipsea trail was a great route.

Thank MomBeardsley
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a terrific time on the Grayline’s Muir Woods & Sausalito. Our tour guide John was excellent, tremendous job navigating the roads and giving us great commentary by being funny and not to corny and the Redwoods were majestic!

Thank Krystal S
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Reviewed yesterday

You must get a parking permit. It wasn't hard to do, cost is minimal. It is a MUCH better option than taking the bus. The national park website isn't very easy to understand so it took me a while to figure out all my options....More

Thank Matt I
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We took our children to Muir Woods for the first time (I think It was my 4th trip). They were in awe of the size of the trees. They are also on the hunt for the banana slugs. We only saw one because it wasn't...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you have young kids, stop by the ranger's station on the way in and ask for the Junior Ranger workbook. Kept all of our kids (6, 8, and 12) busy the whole time. Plus, they got a cool wooden badge at the end. Trail...More

Thank 597tedl
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was an extremely uplifting experience. The towering trees give you the impression of being in a cathedral, but not just any cathedral. This is a cathedral where you go to celebrate the awesomeness of life and nature.

Thank Dr S
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Reviewed 6 days ago

You have to visit the woods. It is an unbelievable place. It is difficult to describe. Try to spend time there, and get rejuvenated.

Thank bargbin B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was an absolute beautiful place to visit with youngsters and elderly guests. There are a variety of trails to suit ability level. For those wanting to enjoy in peace and quiet you just have to get off the well traveled path. Just make sure...More

Thank Kathy L
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I first visited Muir Woods when I was 20. At the time it irritated me to see the pathways in this magnificent forest but parking was easy. Then I visited ten years later and appreciated the pathways for those of us with strollers. In this...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Muir Woods was one of the most beautiful places I have visited. The sheer size of the trees is unexplainable. You just have to go to see for yourself.

Thank XCRunner_10
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tonydamore
2 June 2018|
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Response from Chris M | Reviewed this property |
Since the beginning of the year, it is required to pre-pay for parking online. This is good as it reserves you a spot. I believe it was around $10.
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kafehler
29 May 2018|
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Response from SteveT6029677454 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the Senior Pass can be used.
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jerryp
21 April 2018|
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Response from Lori H | Reviewed this property |
Once you park you must walk the trails you cannot take cars on them. make sure you go on the website and reserve a parking spot because there is no internet at the entrance of the park so you will need to have your barcode... More
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