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Muir Woods

Muir Woods

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8,869 Reviews
Daily 8am–6pm
1 Muir Woods Road, Mill Valley, California, 94941

The Basics

If visiting independently, follow the raised boardwalk from the park entrance and you'll find yourself at the crossroads of the park's easy and popular hiking trails. Alternatively, visit Muir Woods on an organized tour departing from San Francisco. Both half- and full-day options are available and often include stops at the nearby Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, coastal Sausalito, or even Napa Valley wine country. Combined San Francisco city tours, bay cruises, and Muir Woods visits are also popular.

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San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch
San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch
$159.00 per adult
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Roman was awesome, great...
Roman was awesome, great tour guide! The day trip was great. Not docking a star but the lunch felt a little misleading. I thought it would be a private lunch with just me and my wife but it ended up being grouped with anyone else who pre paid a lunch. If I had known this I would have skipped the pre paid lunch.
Kyle_T, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in San Francisco

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Terrific driver!
lisa_R, Aug 2021
Muir Woods & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito)
Great driver. Super clean bus. Great overall experience. Would definitely use this service again! Golden Gate Bridge to Muir Woods then on to Sausalito… perfect day
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It was an adventure
Danxing, Aug 2021
Muir Woods & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito)
Muir Woods, Sausalito, and the ferry ride were lovely. We also had a nice photo op by the Golden Gate Bridge. Our guide was very informative. Even though the bus was clean and the seats were comfortable, it was a little bit warm and stuffy inside. There were twists and turns during the ride. We felt a little bit nauseous. Muir woods is amazing. Not to be missed. We are certainly not sorry that we took the trip, but we did feel a little sick.
star-4
Worth it!
Jason_L, Jul 2021
Small Group Half Day Muir Woods and Sausalito Morning Tour
Good tour. I felt like I got my money's worth. The van was clean and comfortable and pick up/drop off was a breeze. Muir Woods is just beautiful and I could have spent an entire day there. I went with my 16 y/o daughter and she absolutely loved it. Well worth it.
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Great tour!
Michele_S, Jun 2021
Alcatraz Muir Woods Express Package
Guides were professional, friendly, and informative. We loved Muir Woods and Alcatraz was very interesting. I definitely would recommend this tour and the transportation was comfortable and clean.
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lovely!
Paula_W, Jun 2021
Alcatraz Muir Woods Express Package
Muir Woods is lovely! Tour van very clean and comfortable. Tour facilitators warm, personable and communicative.
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Highly recommended!
Barbara_T, Jun 2021
Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour plus Bay Cruise
I wish it had been clearer that I needed to book the cruise time after Muir Woods, but it all worked out. Great bus driver; clean bus; on time!
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Great bus tour
Chris_R, Sep 2021
Bike the Golden Gate Bridge and Shuttle Tour to Muir Woods
Staff is very friendly and informative. Our driver was Sully, and he was awesome! We had signed up for the bike tour/Muir woods. However, we changed our minds that day. They then offered us the bus tour and it was wonderful! I would highly recommend using this company for your tours of San Francisco! Bike if you want, or take the bus tour like we did. You won’t be disappointed.
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Beautiful Muir Woods
Angela_N, Sep 2021
Small Group Half Day Muir Woods and Sausalito Morning Tour
My favorite part of the tour was Muir Woods; it would have been nice to have more time at both places but that did not take away from the enjoyment of the place. I
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Muir Woods and Sausalito
Maria_A, Sep 2021
Small Group Half Day Muir Woods and Sausalito Afternoon Tour
Arkadi was a great tour guide, very knowledgeable about the city and the tour sites. Muir woods and Sausalito was amazing. Would highly recommend you book with this company.
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Worth every dollar
Kelvin_V, Jul 2021
Muir Woods & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito)
Wonderful tour makes a stop at Golden gate bridge, muir woods and Sausalito. See and experience some if the nicest views of SF. Tour guide was very knowledgable and bus was clean and safe. Def would do tour again or recommend to others. Tip: get the option with Ferry ticket included you get to spend an extra hour at Sausalito and will have one of the most beautiful views of the Bay.
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Highly recommend
Rachelle_B, Sep 2021
Small Group Muir Woods with Napa & Sonoma Wine Tour
Jay, our tour guide was exceptional. Jay's knowledge of the area and the history of the area was A+. I highly recommend. Dress in layers as Muir Woods can be cool and wine country warm.
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Awesome Tour
Cayla, Sep 2021
Small Group Muir Woods with Napa & Sonoma Wine Tour
Our guide, Jay, was great! During the tour, he shared the trails that he usually does when walking through Muir Woods. He also provided us good places to take selfies. After the tour, we has to opportunity to see the Golden Gate Bridge and provided some great local spots to eat and drink!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Muir Woods has a gift shop, café, and visitor center at the park entrance.

  • Skip the hassle of reserving a shuttle or parking spot in advance (availability is extremely limited) and book a tour with round-trip transportation instead.

  • Walking tours and bike tours are among the most popular ways to see the area.

  • The park has many accessible features, with boardwalk platforms throughout.

  • Even the easiest hikes can stir up an appetite—stave off the hunger by booking a tour that offers a gourmet lunch in Sonoma County.

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How To Get There

Muir Woods is located just 12 miles (19 kilometers) north of San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge, making it an easy day trip from the city. It's possible to arrive by public transit, but the easiest way is by organized tour. If coming by car, drive north on Highway 101, continue north along Highway 1 (Shoreline Highway), then take the Panoramic Highway to Four Corners, where you'll turn left onto Muir Woods Road.

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When to Get There

Muir Woods is open from 8am to sunset during summer and closes at 5pm in winter. The site can become quite crowded, especially on weekends, so try to come midweek, early in the morning, or late in the afternoon to beat the crowds. Even at busy times, a short hike will get you out of the densest crowds and onto trails with giant redwoods and stunning vistas though.

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Hiking and biking along the well-marked trails are the most popular things to do in Muir Woods, but visitors can also look out for several critters such as chipmunks, squirrels, owls, and—near the Redwood Creek—sea otters. Kids can also enjoy their visit to Muir Woods with a free-to-download, activity-packed Junior Ranger booklet which includes animal-spotting activities.

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