Muir Woods

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Muir Woods San Francisco Reviews

mdfehmel mdfehmel
233 reviews
Muir Woods Dec 21, 2016
If you are in the San Francisco area, the Muir Woods, also known as the Redwood Forest, is an amazing side trip. Only about 45 minutes from downtown San Fran, the Muir Woods is home to some of the oldest and largest trees in the world. Parking is at a premium and the park will crowd up pretty quickly so it is advisable to get there as early as possible in the morning. The park officially opens, but visitors are free to wander about through the trail network even when the visitor center is closed. The park has an extensive trail network, most of it raised on a wooden boardwalk so it is prudent to wear comfortable hiking shoes or sneakers. Also, it can be quite cool in the forest so make sure you dress appropriately. My wife and I stopped in to Muir on our way to Napa, which is pretty common since it is right on the way to Wine Country. The size of the trees in Muir Woods is breath-taking and make you feel very small. This attraction is not just another national forest but a world wonder and is worth seeing.
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tirsomaldonado tirsomal…
322 reviews
Giant sequoias 30 minutes from San Francisco Apr 01, 2011
It has been my fifth time visiting San Francisco and I had some homework to do! Everyone talked to me about Muir Woods, so we definitely decided to go. I guess you have some organized trips, but as we rented a car, we drove all the way to the park.

I recommend you to go early in the morning, at least if it is a Saturday :) around 1pm it was so full people could not even park. The entrance is only $5 per person.

Some trails were closed so we just did the standard tour. If you take your time and you are into photography, it will take you 1 1/2 hours to visit it. Even if you have heard about giant sequoias, when you see the first one you freak out! Damn, they are enormous! just take a look to some of our pictures... ;)
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yekcoh yekcoh
3 reviews
Muir forest May 17, 2008
ok so on my way to stinson beach while i was in sf it was rediculously hot, but i had the top off the jeep so that helped jk, we took the long way to the beach through the forest. The sites as you drive through the forrest are unforgetable. It really reminded me of being on a 2-track going through the mountains. That is with the exceptiong of it being paved and going by small towns on the way. It was crazy beautiful and i recommend the drive to everyone. To get there just follow the sign from the 1 and you can also end up in stinson beach which isnt a bad place either.
worldup worldup
30 reviews
Aug 09, 2005
One of the sites to see on the way to Sonoma or a day trip from San Fancisco is Muir Woods. Muir Woods is a 295 acre Redwood Forest. It is 12 miles north of Golden Gate Bridge. It is open from 8am to sunset year round. The roads into Muir Woods are very steep and winding. The parking situation is not much fun. If it is busy you will be walking a good half-mile to the entrance.

These trees are huge. It really is a sight to behold. Many of the trees are over 300 feet high and 600 years old. There are many hiking paths for both the stroller and the adventurer. We stayed here for a few hours just walking around and enjoying the scenery.
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