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Muir Woods National Monument

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Address: 1 Muir Woods Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941-4205
Phone Number:
+1 415-388-2595
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

Muir Woods has a rich and varied history, from its use by the Coast Miwok...

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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Muir Woods Tour of California Coastal Redwoods
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Small-Group Tour: San Francisco City and Muir Woods
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USD 129.00*
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Combo Tour: Muir Woods and Sausalito and Wine Country

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This Place is Magical

Hugging a redwood was a bucket list item of mine. I hugged a redwood so big that my full arm span didn't even come close to going around it. The entire place is quite enchanting... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Hugging a redwood was a bucket list item of mine. I hugged a redwood so big that my full arm span didn't even come close to going around it. The entire place is quite enchanting and magical. To know that some of the trees started growing in the year 1217. More than 800 years old. The camera cannot do it... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's just a hike in the woods. Nice if you like that but so much more to see in the area. And the road to get here is sure windy!

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Merrick, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The beauty of this place is expectedly astounding. Well kept and mostly flat trails make it a great place for people of all abilities to access. Try to go on an off season/day/time. The wonderment is heightened when you find yourself on a lone stretch of quiet trail.

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Canton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Muir Woods is relatively easy to get to from San Francisco, and worth a visit. If you can drive up Mt Tamalpais on the way there or back it's worth it. It gets crowded, so your hike may be longer than anticipated. Parking lots overflow, but we still didn't feel overwhelmed by crowds. There are convenient restrooms at the visitors... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There are many trails to hike. Even just sitting under the redwoods is awe inspiring. However; if you want a little more adventure the Ocean View Trail to the top of the ridge allows to see San Francisco Bay from an amazing vantage point. If you walk near the Mountain Home Inn, or just have lunch there you get a... More 

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Southold, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There are many trails through Muir Woods that offer beautiful hikes through these historically old Redwood forests. The main trail is an easy, flat walk on broadwalks and paved trails. It is one-mile each way, but you can turn around at any point. Other trails are longer and can be more challenging, but they may take you away from the... More 

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the prettiest places on earth. Crowded on main paths, but if you hike the trails there is hardly anyone

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Arrived early on a Monday morning. No crowd but sure did get that way a bit later. Here you will hike through majestic redwoods. The atmosphere here is moist and the scenery and photo opportunity is fantastic. The beach is only a few miles farther. A must see if your in the Bay area.

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Maitland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

these trees are spectacular and the walk through the forest is wonderful. Allow at least an hour to do the circular loop track. Even in winter this is popular and can be quite busy. The road in is very windy - if you get travel sick sit near the front of your tour bus.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love coming here every time we are in the area. It's great for families, couples...anyone. Plan on being here for hours to take advantage of the place and enjoy the sights. We were there during valentines week and it was a little cool, but still nice. There isn't a lot of parking, but we still found a spot. Will... More 

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