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Muir Woods National Monument

National Park and Forest
Mill Valley
  • Muir Woods Shuttle
    "Muir Woods Shuttle"(14 Tips)
    "Try a 4.5 mile loop hike on the Ben Johnson and Dipsea Trails."(5 Tips)
    "start up the ocean view trail to the top and pick your return."(5 Tips)
    Shiraz N.
    "Ben Johnson trail from the hillside trail"(4 Tips)
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  • Marc G.
    Lots of big trees.
  • Joseph L.
    Joseph LeJuly 23
    Beautiful, shaded trails!
  • Cagri A.
    Prepare to walk a lot to the woods from your car. It's swarming
  • Helio M.
    Walk with kids silently, they will be amazed how the nature is beautiful in all its details
  • Brandon C.
    Go early before they open up to get in free! Also take trails off the broadwalk, you'll be glad you did
  • Lamia
    LamiaJune 23
    Stunning walk in the trees, if you like hiking and be connected to nature you should do it!
  • jansen c.
    jansen cJune 18
    The tree tunnel is just a couple miles hike away, don't miss it
  • lino b.
    Windy road to get there. Fantastic views of these amazing trees. $10 per person is a bit excessive in my opinion but... Great little visit
  • Nicolò P.
    Nicolò PittoniJanuary 19
    biiiiiiig trees
  • keerthi a.
    My first time here in freezing dec 2016 was definitely an experience, walked the basic redwood trail, will definitely do more hiking once the weather is good. A must visit!
  • Shri c.
    Shri colDecember 28, 2016
    Pass through here if Sequoia NP or Redwoods is too big of a trip. Equally gorgeous, esp after the fresh rain
  • Oscar S.
    Oscar SalazarDecember 23, 2016
    Super bueatiful
  • TK-421
    TK-421December 4, 2016
    I'm sure there's some Ewoks around here. Awfully hard to shoot them because they're small, and I'm a Stormtrooper. Tracked the R2 unit here, but haven't found it yet...
  • Vibeke P.
    Vibeke PoulsenNovember 29, 2016
    A great place to se the huge trees if you dont have time for Yosemite or want to go a place les crowded
  • Pelin G.
    Pelin Güvenç KefelNovember 28, 2016
    This place is incredible if you want to get away from the busy streets of SF 😊
  • Amy
    AmyNovember 9, 2016
    Get here early, gets very busy. Lovely escape of the city.
  • Trevor K.
    Trevor KivNovember 4, 2016
    Go early and beat the crowd
  • Seth M.
    Seth McCombsNovember 1, 2016
    A MUST see. A beautiful place to walk, observe, and just take in nature. Just a short trip from downtown, but a relaxing place to get away from it all!
  • Denise F.
    Denise FOctober 28, 2016
    If you don't have car, get an Uber and come back with a shuttle, just pay attention with schedule. Good park, small and easy to walk. They have more adventurous trails if u like.
  • Dave S.
    Dave SawyerOctober 23, 2016
    Still a lovely place on a rainy day, and far fewer people on the trails once you get out from the gift shop a little further.
  • jiresell
    jiresellOctober 3, 2016
    Just beautiful! I recommend visiting. It's like going to Jurassic Park!
  • Sabina E.
    Sabina EneJuly 12, 2016
    My favourite spot in Northern California. The redwoods are breathtaking!
  • Tiffany L.
    Tiffany LopinskyJune 16, 2016
    Only a 30 minute drive from SF. Great day trip!
  • Đorđe G.
    Awesome hikes! Not too difficult or long, bit with awesome views on the top.
  • Dave M.
    Dave MorinJune 11, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The best National Monument in America.
    Upvoted Jul 16
  • Mike D.
    Mike DJune 7, 2016
    Wander through the trees and go back in time 200 or 200,000 years. What a magnificent place.
  • Richirich G.
    Richirich GarciaJune 3, 2016
    Loved it but make sure your there early. Parking is horrible. Another option is to park in Pohono and take the shuttle to Muir Woods, it's only $5/ticket.
  • Neil M.
    Neil McDermottMay 23, 2016
  • clap81
    clap81May 3, 2016
    Nature in the wild state
  • clap81
    clap81May 3, 2016
    Omg! What can I say? A-ma-zing!!!!!
  • Antonello L.
    Antonello LoddoApril 28, 2016
    Much better if you leave crowds and enjoy its silence
  • Daron Y.
    Daron YondemApril 5, 2016
    Not enough parking locations.
  • Donna M.
    Donna MartinMarch 31, 2016
    Main loop is an easy trek to all 4 bridges in under 2 hours.
  • Robert M.
    Robert MasonMarch 14, 2016
    Hiking on the Forest Moon of Endor. An easy drive from San Francisco into Marin County, these trees will make even the most hardened city-dweller appreciate the beauty of nature.
  • Odile R.
    Odile RoujolFebruary 13, 2016
    Come at 8.00 am or impossible To Park in the We
  • Jules B.
    Jules BelcherFebruary 7, 2016
    The trees! and the park rangers - just like something out of Yogi Bear!
  • Deepak B.
    Deepak BhaskaranJanuary 7, 2016
    Get there early to find parking or take the shuttle if you are late
  • cami j.
    cami j.December 27, 2015
    great place to go with people who don't love hiking. trails are accessible and the redwoods are beautiful. parking is a hot mess, though, so carpool and try to come on off-peak days and hours.
  • Lena K.
    Lena KiddDecember 24, 2015
    Great trails but parking is terrible
  • Sherri N.
    Sherri NashNovember 26, 2015
    Redwoods, California, beautiful drive, nice hike, Mt. Tam, Dipsea trail, bicycling
  • Niamh B.
    Niamh BreslinNovember 20, 2015
    The winding roads to the park made me want to cry but the park and tranquility made it worth it
  • Stephen M.
    Stephen MundtNovember 4, 2015
    This place is absolutely amazing. Pictures can not show the splendor of visiting. I still can't believe such natural beauty is only 30 minutes from downtown San Francisco.
  • Gregor P.
    Gregor PlieschnigOctober 28, 2015
    Such an amazing and breathtaking experience. Also accessible for people in wheelchairs!
  • Natalie K.
    Natalie KOctober 21, 2015
    Beautiful redwoods. Get here early if you want to park less than a mile away.
  • Storm C.
    Storm C.September 17, 2015
    Lovely and easy to walk trails through beautiful redwoods
  • Michael A.
    Michael AraujoSeptember 13, 2015
    This place is beautiful and so impressive these unique and old trees.
  • Charlotte A.
    Charlotte AnderssonSeptember 4, 2015
    A bit off, but a nice and calm place.
  • Yoojin L.
    Yoojin L.August 26, 2015
    If you're going solo or in a very small group, head off the main trail for a serene hike away from all the chatter. You'll encounter narrow dirt paths with minimal foot traffic.
  • Euni
    EuniAugust 17, 2015
    the trail is great! but, the communication about shuttle times or the availability of shuttles compared to the demand isn't super great. make sure to plan ahead, leave early and be 1st in line!
  • Ibtisam T.
    Ibtisam TahirAugust 17, 2015
    Beautiful nature ❤️👍
  • Justin S.
    Justin SullivanAugust 5, 2015
    Arrive @ 6 or later in the summer for thinner crowds and closet parking and FREE admission. You'll enjoy it more.
  • ipung z.
    ipung zanJuly 23, 2015
    Cool and fun...
  • Jerry C.
    Jerry CJuly 23, 2015
    On weekends go very early or very late. Otherwise crowds and parking are overwhelming.
  • C B.
    C BaileyJune 30, 2015
    Come see the tall trees. Great for a family friendly hike. Lovely gift shop as well.
  • Neil B.
    Neil BuckmanJune 26, 2015
    Parking is sparse, get there early or take the shuttle.
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SandefurJune 12, 2015
    Something you'll never forget!
  • Morgan R.
    Morgan RoderickJune 7, 2015
    Walk far enough away from the visitors centre to enjoy the quiet, there's a remarkable contrast to city life. I would go early morning on a weekday, if going again
  • Bohyun S.
    Bohyun SuhMay 18, 2015
    nice view, fresh air, easy trails
  • David
    DavidMay 12, 2015
    See ancient redwoods over 100 years old. Short 1.5hr hike, 7 per entry and go on weekdays
  • Linda A.
    Linda AldredMarch 22, 2015
    Amazing place! Take your Dramamine for car ride into canyon. Once there, be sure to participate in "tree talk" held every couple hours. Great facts and info!
  • Joshua C.
    Joshua ChaneyMarch 17, 2015
    Beautiful and peaceful! My favorite state park in SF!
  • Amy B.
    Amy BFebruary 28, 2015
    Amazingly peaceful if you go early (before 9am) or hike far to get away from crowds.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BurkeFebruary 10, 2015
    The majesty of these ancient trees is enough for me to keep coming back. The trails are awesome. Best visited right before the summer season.
  • Hamdi B.
    Hamdi Ben LaghaJanuary 22, 2015
    Such a nice place to have a break and walk around. Nice trees and landscape
  • Alexa Jane D.
    Alexa Jane DennerJanuary 6, 2015
    The Muir Woods is full of beautiful red woods. Perfect for a stroll with friends or a solo nature walk. Be sure to stop by the café or the gift shop. Sweatshirts are dope!
  • Jonathan
    JonathanJanuary 3, 2015
    Get there early to beat the crowds.
  • Y Y.
    Y YDecember 24, 2014
    Great if you like hiking. Otherwise, you'll only need to spend ten minutes in there. The "view" is the same throughout.
  • T T.
    T TamNovember 30, 2014
    We took the shuttle from Pohonos since the lot was full at the park. Shuttle attendant is HILARIOUS.
  • Victor S.
    Victor StuberNovember 17, 2014
    Come early for parking and to avoid the afternoon tourists
  • David B.
    David BernalNovember 11, 2014
    Just 30min from.San Francisco. Yo won't miss it.
  • Stephen K.
    Stephen KoontzNovember 9, 2014
    Be extra careful driving through here, more people than normal stop on the side of the road for a photo with a big tree
  • Paulina
    PaulinaOctober 25, 2014
    Come here on a week day where you will fight less Louis Vuitton toting ladies for solitude.
  • Richard R.
    Richard RevillaOctober 15, 2014
    One of the most magical places on earth. Stroll through a leisurely hike along these majestic giants. Path is wooden planks for about 2 miles.
  • Aviram
    AviramOctober 6, 2014
    After 4pm, cars can park in bus only spots.
  • Emiliy M.
    Emiliy MarinoSeptember 12, 2014
    If both parking lots are full, there is street parking available a short walk away. Don't forget to keep your voices down in the park.
  • Paige C.
    Paige CSeptember 3, 2014
    What an amazing hike. Great views from the very top and the trails are marked very well. I can't wait to come back here and explore the redwoods even more!
  • Andrew N.
    Andrew NilgesSeptember 1, 2014
    A bit of a nasty drive to arrive but it's 100% worth it. Gorgeous setting, awe inspiring.
  • Hani A.
    Hani AlawadiAugust 24, 2014
    Listen to heartbeat of the Earth.
  • Patricia M.
    Patricia MartinAugust 24, 2014
    Tallest trees I've seen in a while.....
  • Trevor F.
    Trevor FilterAugust 22, 2014
    Try to visit early for solitude on the hiking trails and close parking. If not, make very sure to remember where you left your car 😉...
  • Brad L.
    Brad LAugust 15, 2014
    Beautiful trees. Must see. Cafe food is pretty good, if limited. No picnicking allowed in the park.
  • Paul R.
    Paul RogersAugust 11, 2014
    For a real inspirational walk around woodland. This does the trick!
  • Layton D.
    Layton DiamentAugust 11, 2014
    Walk well beyond the boardwalk, or at least as far as it takes to not be dodging 100 other people. Makes the scenery more enjoyable.
  • Nikhil B.
    Nikhil BojjaAugust 11, 2014
    Docent tours
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren StillJuly 24, 2014
    There's EV/hybrid parking in the front handicap lot, saves you from a long roadside trek.
  • Cheryl H.
    Cheryl HuangJuly 15, 2014
    A beautiful red wood forrest with some nice and easy hike trails. Try to get here early as parking is not easy and you might end up walking miles to the park from where you park your car.
  • Scott P.
    Scott PJune 28, 2014
    Don't go on the weekend if possible. If you do, take the shuttle bus or plan on walking up to a mile to the entrance, and then you walk all around the park. Shuttle is $5/person over 15, free under.
  • Emily H.
    Emily HlavaJune 12, 2014
    Shhh... church is in session
  • Nicole M.
    Nicole MurrayJune 2, 2014
    The noisy, disrespectful tourists on the main loop are enough to make you hate humanity. Take 2 hours to hike a loop and you'll be transported to a quiet, fragrant cathedral of trees.
  • Jennifer L.
    Jennifer LeibleMay 6, 2014
    LOVED this place! Do not miss this on your trip to the SF area! MUST SEE! The $7 admission is worth it!
  • Jon M.
    Jon McDonaldApril 22, 2014
    Respect the woods and look at some towering timbers. The smell is great, and the air is heavy and wet. Realize how small you really are.
  • James B.
    James BatesApril 19, 2014
    Massive trees and a nice respite from the city
  • Mona L.
    Mona LouiseMarch 22, 2014
    Beautiful scenery, family fun. My kids love it here
  • Louis B.
    Louis BerylMarch 22, 2014
    Ella loves it!
  • Michelle W.
    Michelle WarrenMarch 7, 2014
    Get off the main trail for a more enjoyable and peaceful experience.
  • Fred N.
    Fred NeugebauerMarch 3, 2014
    Stunning and Beautiful! One of the highlights of our vacation!
  • Steve O.
    Steve OatneyJanuary 28, 2014
    One of the best things in the area! Walking/hiking amongst some of the largest trees in the world = priceless.
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica SturgeonJanuary 22, 2014
    best oxygen i have ever breathed.... such a nice, quiet but super cold place. next time i would take the pacific trail but the basic 30 minute trail is very nice too. take time to enjoy it!!!
  • Nadia S.
    Nadia SilvaJanuary 14, 2014
    If you are visiting with a tour, be mindful that it's only 2 hours. There are much more amazing sights/trails if you make it an all day affair.
  • Angelo P.
    Angelo PuglisiJanuary 13, 2014
    Do not trust the times indicated for the trails, if you are a good walker you'll do them a way more quickly
  • Fran I.
    Fran InchaustiJanuary 12
    Hermoso, y solo a media hora de San Francisco. Ir con buen calzado y ganas de caminar si queres hacer los senderos largos. Tambien hay cortos y rectos sin dificultad para personas con menos tiempo.
  • Tiago G.
    Tiago GobbiJanuary 7
    Lindo. Pra quem gosta de trilhas, vá preparado.
  • Joaquin V.
    Joaquin VallejoNovember 7, 2016
    Increíble lugar. Hay una ruta pequeña inicial, muy accesible con un camino binito de madera. Pero encontrarás rutas para senderismo mas adelante y muy largas. Nohay señal T-Mobile pero si hay de AT&T.
  • Liz P.
    Liz PaniaguaJuly 16, 2016
    Vale la pena no venir de turista, ponerte los tenis y hacer la ruta de trail!
  • Nadya
    NadyaMarch 27, 2016
    Lovely 🌲🌳🌱🌿🍀☘
  • Fabrice E.
    Fabrice ElustondoApril 10, 2015
    Joli parcours, facile et bien balisés. Les cercles de séquoia sont assez fascinant. Belle ballade à faire quand on est dans le coin...
  • Alaíde V.
    Alaíde VenturaApril 6, 2015
    Hay árboles más viejos que mi país (México).
  • Nika G.
    Nika GJanuary 9, 2015
    Парк впечатлил. Воздух,ммм такой свежий!❄️ Деревья такие величественные)
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