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Muir Woods National Monument

#1 of 30 things to do in Mill Valley Features Animals
1 Muir Woods Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941-4205
+1 415-388-2595
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San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch
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Muir Woods Tour of California Coastal Redwoods
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San Francisco Super Saver: City Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Muir Woods Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941-4205
+1 415-388-2595
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Reviewed yesterday

My friend and I visited Muir Woods on our trip to California this spring; my friend suggested it, and I'm so glad we made the trip! We were staying in Sausalito, and it was only a 30-45 minute drive up to the Woods. We arrived...More

Thank Galeda
Reviewed yesterday

Large Pine Trees standing taller than skyscrapers with huge trunks. These trees have been standing there for more than a couple of centuries.

Thank SrikanthBhandari
Reviewed 2 days ago

They say go early or late for a reason--parking fills up! Make sure you are patient, and don't let a busy parking lot ruin your day. The trees are a site to behold and if you want them mostly to yourself, walk to just past...More

Thank BetsyGinDC
Reviewed 2 days ago

Want to experience Muir Woods in its (almost) natural wonder? Don't go at 9am or anytime later in the day. Get there when the birds are singing and the air is fresh, and there are fewer than 100,000 people in the park. I walked along...More

Thank theycallmealex
Reviewed 2 days ago

Parking at Muir Woods is crazy. Tours are expensive. So, be your own guide. Follow these easy directions. a) take Sausolito Ferry from either Pier 39 or Ferry building ($11 each way. Half price for seniors and kids.). B) Walk to Sausolito Chamber of Commerce...More

Thank RITomD
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a short 15 miles away from San Fran and defiantly worth the trip. My teenage nephew was not excited to go see some "trees" but once we got there he loved it as much as all of us didn't. The Parks department is...More

1  Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Recently visited with my brother on a trip to San Francisco and did a day trip to the Muir Woods for a short 1 hour hike in the woods. All Beautiful trails and somewhat quiet depending on what trails you take. You can take the...More

Thank Wyldecamp
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a must-see if you're going to san francisco. You get to drive across the golden gate bridge (cool touristy thing to do), and then a short drive to the woods. Be SURE to get there early. It says it opens at 8am, so...More

Thank pauli B
Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed a beautiful 5+ mile hike through the trails of Muir Woods National Monument (on a July Saturday). The redwoods are unbelievable and ascending on the trail out of the canopy is amazing. The trails are varied in terms of length and difficulty. The...More

Thank Bernadette D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This national park was so nice.. we would go here again. Wasn't too crowded and the park rangers were helpful.

Thank funemaun
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7 July 2017|
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Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
It is possible although I'm not sure which company. The local town offers a shuttle to muir woods and it is a good option to avoid traffic.
6 July 2017|
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Response from MrNicTan | Reviewed this property |
Trip Advisor has a list it top 10 hotels to stay near Muir Woods. You can choose one out of the 10 recommended hotels. Enjoy your stay. 👍
28 June 2017|
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Response from cloverclover111 | Reviewed this property |
We had our guide for the day, and he dropped us off. There is available parking for the guides, but if you were to park yourself, I would arrive as early as possible. Maybe even 8. Also the earlier you go, the fewer people... More