Muir Woods National Monument Tours
About Muir Woods National Monument, San Francisco
Muir Woods National Monument is a redwood forest located in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. It protects over 500 acres of redwood trees. Lush and green due to the proximity of the Pacific Ocean and wet weather of the region, it is home to several species of birds and animals.
The Redwood creek is rich in marine life and occasionally sea otters have been spotted swimming here. Thre are several hiking trails in the woods that are worth exploring. Moonlight walks are held on full moon nights.There is also a visitors centre which has changing exhibits and a gift shop.
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Muir Woods National Monument Information
- Picnicking, camping and pets are not permitted.
- There are no lodging facilities in the Muir Woods.
- Restrooms are available.
- Moonlight walks have to be booked in advance.
How To Get To Muir Woods National Monument by Public Transport
- Bus Stop: Muir Woods Visitor Centre
Restaurants Near Muir Woods National Monument
- Aramark Cafe
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Address: 1 Muir Woods Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941, United States
Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
Timings: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
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Wonderful place, the world-famous giant redwoods are here in profusion. Picturesque woodlands, the famed huge trees are something to see and the place is well laid out and there are good trails of many lengths to follow which are mostly on boardwalks. Many of these are wheelchair accessible. There is a charge, but if you arrive quite early before the office opens you can simply go in for free. Downsides - the parking is quite limited and fills up very rapidly. You can't roam freely, you are specifically instructed not to stray off the boardwalk. With somewhere this nice it inevitably becomes very busy though the further you get from the welcome center the quieter it becomes.
We kind of knew what we were getting into when we made the trip up here. We kept reading to be here early or good luck on parking. Man, were they right. We ended up parking past the primary and the back up parking lot they had and were lucky enough to get a parking spot about 1 mile from the ticket office. But once we got there and bought our tickets, man it was quite the experience. At first I thought it was going to a bunch of trees, oh some regular ole trees. No, these things were the real deal. They towered way up high and were pretty wide to boot. Out of the 4 routes that the place offered, we took the 3rd route. The price for the ticket wasn't that bad either. I will say that their gift shop is a little bit on the pricey side, but that's to be expected in my opinion. Their gift selection wasn't bad either. Overall, if you come to San Francisco or neighboring area, plan a trip here for about half a day. Really great scenery and if your into hiking they have some of that as well. Prepare for walking for a good while too. Sandals are okay but comfy shoes may be more appropriate.
Sprint reception was OK enough to send photos out, although they say that no cell phones will work there. A perfect place to see the redwoods, which are rapidly disappearing from this planet. Not a good place to bring kids that are not well-supervised, as there are many, many sheer drop offs into fern-covered ravines. Otherwise, this is a great place to hike and enjoy a quiet, cool forest like none other. Saw many tourists from Germany here. A long drive from San Francisco due to traffic, but worth it.
The walking tour downhill was excellent. The story of the redwoods is incredible and sad. When you are enjoying the fancy architecture of San Francisco, keep in mind that the majestic redwood forest was nearly completely destroyed to build those overpriced little townhouses. They just call them houses here, not townhouses. I guess to make people feel better about spending $1 million or more on them. The trees are beautiful. Once you get to the main walkway at the bottom, it is a bit crowded. There is a walkway and a gift shop and cafe. There is a fancy cheese sandwich they serve here which is better than any food I had in the entire city at the many top places we went to eat. Boudin Bakery and Cafe's sandwiches upstairs and downstairs do not come close to this flavorful little sandwich. Look for the sign about their award winning sandwich to know what to order. The gift shop is nice but pricey. Bathrooms are not too clean.
Awesome! Definitely worth the trip if you have a chance. Peaceful, impressive, serene all rolled into one. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. The trolley back to Sausalito, not having to drive those twisting roads on a cliff was great, the views impressive...but the timelines of the shuttle was a bit off. Not a huge issue for us, but if you were trying to keep a schedule that would have been annoying.
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