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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 93%Family Travelers
- 71%Budget Travelers
- 58%Green Travelers
- 57%Adventure Travelers
- 51%Business Travelers
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- Muir Woods National MonumentMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Nov 05, 2013
I have a love hate relationship with Muir Wood. I love the stunning redwood forest but I hate the crowds. A beautiful treasure like this should really not be flooded with people all the time. How I wish I could have this place all to myself.
If you plan to visit Muir Wood, do come early. The parking lot fills up amazingly quick every single weekends. Seriously. Don't even dream of getting a parking spot if you come on a holiday weekend. They do, however, provide good shuttle service. Just park your car at one of the parking lots and use their shuttle. A bit of a hassle but a fair price to pay.
Keep in mind the Muir wood is a really famous national monument. There are tourists from all over the world visiting this place. If you just want a serene time with mother nature, consider doing one of the more difficult hikes. The main trails are constantly packed with people. You will find yourself rubbing shoulders with other visitors and it might be hard to even get a decent photo.
If you are a real nature lover/hiker, consider visiting other redwood parks. Places like Big Basin is just as nice and has only 1/10th of the traffic of Muir Wood.
- Muir Woods National MonumentMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Oct 30, 2013
Never seen a redwood tree? Well, you will get to see some towering ones up close here at Muir Woods. Muir Woods is nestled just north of San Francisco in Marin County. Great place to see some trees, flora, and fauna that are native to the ecosystem here. You can go hiking around here and I have seen some folks biking also. The drive to the woods is a bit windy so use extra caution when driving and making those sharp turns. Parking is free, but come early to get a closer spot to the main entrance. Entrance to the woods is $7. Don't forget to bring your camera to snap some nature photos.
- Muir Woods National MonumentMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsOct 21, 2013
Towering California redwoods are the main attraction here, arguably the most famous nature spot in Marin County, just across the Golden Gate from SF. Cathedral Grove is the main draw here, but there's a host of good short walks to be had in the area. Be forewarned, however: as Marin's most famous wilderness area, it gets ridiculously crowded very quickly! If you want a serene moment to yourself in Cathedral Grove be sure to go very, very early.
- Muir Woods National MonumentMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 3Nov 16, 2013
Stunning old growth grove just minutes from Sausalito. So many tourists though, we get up early in the summer and you can have it to your self before it officially opens. 7:30 am in @ Muir Woods is heaven!
- Muir Woods National MonumentMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsAdventure Travelers+ 3Sep 22, 2013
I have been deep in the ocean and far into the sky but it has never felt as otherworldly as it does in Muir Woods. Remember when you got a balloon as a child and watched it float away? That is how big the redwoods are. Entire families step comfortably inside hollowed trunks. The trees came to visit so long before you did. The oldest one, over 1,200 years old. The warm silence wraps its arms around you. All that can be heard is the occasional flurry of whispers when someone discovers an owl or a deer. Strangers gather and smile. United, visitors to this magnificence, tiny guests on this powerful planet.
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- Muir Woods National MonumentJun 14, 2013
Parking can be a pain in the ass most of the times especially when it's Free days.
The two times I've been here, I had to park on the side of road bc the parking lots were packed.
Beautiful & enchanting. That's the adjectives that comes to my mind when I think of Muir Woods.
Still have not made it to Stinson Beach yet. Hopefully, one day I will. :)
Address:1 Muir Woods Road, Mill Valley, CA 94941
Total Reviews:90 Reviews
Open Hours:8am-8pm daily