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Muir Woods National Monument

National Park, Park, and Forest
Mill Valley
  • hikerly
    "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)
    Storm C.
    "Lovely and easy to walk trails through beautiful redwoods"(3 Tips)
190 Tips and reviews
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  • scenic views
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  • Sabina E.
    Sabina EneJuly 12
    My favourite spot in Northern California. The redwoods are breathtaking!
  • Tiffany L.
    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
    The best National Monument in America.
    Upvoted Jul 10
  • Mike D.
    Mike DJune 7
    Wander through the trees and go back in time 200 or 200,000 years. What a magnificent place.
  • Richirich G.
    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.
  • clap81
    clap81May 3
    Nature in the wild state
  • clap81
    clap81May 3
    Omg! What can I say? A-ma-zing!!!!!
  • Antonello L.
    Much better if you leave crowds and enjoy its silence
  • Daron Y.
    Not enough parking locations.
  • Donna M.
    Donna MartinMarch 31
    Main loop is an easy trek to all 4 bridges in under 2 hours.
  • Robert M.
    Robert MasonMarch 14
    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
    Come at 8.00 am or impossible To Park in the We
  • Jules B.
    Jules BelcherFebruary 7
    The trees! and the park rangers - just like something out of Yogi Bear!
  • Deepak B.
    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.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • 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 K.
    Euni KAugust 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!
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Jonathan
    JonathanJanuary 3, 2015
    Get there early to beat the crowds.
  • J J.
    J JDecember 24, 2014
    Great if you like hiking. Otherwise, you'll only need to spend ten minutes in there. The "view" is the same throughout.
  • Tam T.
    Tam 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
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