Muir Woods, San Francisco

4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 Stars - 36 Reviews

Mill Valley, Marin County 415-388-2595

Been here? Rate It!

hide
  • Muir Woods, Marin County, near San Fransisco
    Muir Woods, Marin County, near San...
    by spidermiss
  • A river runs through it
    A river runs through it
    by azz8206
  • The lifespan of a giant redwood
    The lifespan of a giant redwood
    by azz8206
  • Djinn76's Profile Photo

    Muir Woods

    by Djinn76 Written Feb 25, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    If you have a car or can afford a tour, a walk in Muir Wood is a must!!
    Half an hour drive from the city and you wouldn't regreat it.
    These redwoods are really amazing!
    If you want to get off the beaten path and take one of these paths going deep into the forest, that's really nice but pay attention, you are gone for a couple of hours, a map is a must!

    Related to:
    • Eco-Tourism

    Was this review helpful?

  • Skibbe's Profile Photo

    Muir Woods

    by Skibbe Written Feb 25, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    View from bridge at Muir Woods

    Easy and convenient way to see some of the huge redwood trees while you're in the area. We went on a weekday in the afternoon and had the place practically to ourselves. The drive is about half an hour from San Francisco and renting a car for the day may be your best bet. You can continue to the wine country from there.

    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking

    Was this review helpful?

  • lourdesmaria's Profile Photo

    A visit to the Muir Woods is a...

    by lourdesmaria Written Aug 26, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    A visit to the Muir Woods is a must! Here you feel close to nature in a serene, pure way.
    This Poem by Joseph B. Strauss says it all:

    THE REDWOODS

    Here, sown by the Creator's hand
    In serried ranks, the Redwoods stand:
    No other clime honored so,
    No other lands their glory know.

    The greatest of Earth's living forms,
    Tall conquerors that laugh at storms:
    Their challenge still unaswered rings,
    Through fifty centuries of kings.

    ....This is their temple, vaulted high,
    And here we pause with reverent aye,
    With silent tongue and awe-struck sould;
    For here we sense life's proper goal:

    To be like those, straight, true and fine,
    To make our world, like theirs, a shrine:
    Sink down, Oh traveller, on your knees,
    God stands before you in these trees.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Skylink's Profile Photo

    The Muir Woods is an unusual...

    by Skylink Written Aug 26, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Muir Woods is an unusual place to visit. There are very old redwood trees there. It is designated a national monument. Located in Marin County, north of the Golden Gate Bridge, it is easily reached by car. There are also bus tours there. I am not certain which bus goes there, but Golden Gate Transit would be the public bus company that might go there.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Ky_Happy_Dad's Profile Photo

    The greater San Francisco area...

    by Ky_Happy_Dad Written Feb 25, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The greater San Francisco area has two must do activites if you have time and an interest: First, the Napa Valley wine country is a great place to visit the vineyards and sample some of the local wine. If I go back, I'd schedule a hot air balloon ride--but the price (about $150 to $175 per person)was a bit steep for my budget. The other activity many tourists take in is the Muir Woods located about 20 miles North of San Francisco over the Golden Gate Bridge. This is the closest place to the city to view the famously huge California Redwoods. If you go to Muir Woods, I would try to hike further back into the woods where it is quiet and peaceful. Muir Woods is popular with tour buses who drop off a load and then round them up before they have time to get away from the diesel fumes. Muir woods is a great place to take a disposable panoramic camera. The trees are so huge that a normal lens camera will not begin to take it all in.

    Related to:
    • Wine Tasting

    Was this review helpful?

  • blue_sky04's Profile Photo

    Muir National Park

    by blue_sky04 Written Dec 3, 2004
    The redwoods

    Not far from SF, you need a ticket to enter($3.50? - sorry I already forget).
    You will see the giant redwoods in it. There is a nice gift shop, if you want to purchase some souvenirs.

    Related to:
    • National/State Park

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: San Francisco

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

84 travelers online now

Comments

Hotels Near Muir Woods
4.5 out of 5 stars
167 Opinions
1.5 miles away
Show Prices
2.5 out of 5 stars
58 Opinions
1.8 miles away
Show Prices
4.5 out of 5 stars
4 Opinions
2 miles away

View all San Francisco hotels