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Muir Woods

Muir Woods

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7,977 Reviews
Daily 8am–6pm
1 Muir Woods Road, Mill Valley, California, 94941

The Basics

At the park entrance are a gift shop, cafe, and visitors center—follow the raised boardwalk from there, and you'll find yourself at the crossroads of the park's easy and popular hiking trails. Most tours of Muir Woods depart from San Francisco and last between four hours and eight hours, depending on the activities included. Because Muir Woods is north of San Francisco, just across the Golden Gate Bridge, many tours combine a visit here with a Sausalito tour, a San Francisco city tour, a bay cruise, a trip to Alcatraz, or a half- or full-day visit to Napa Valley wine country.

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San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch

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San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch
$159.00 per adult
Wine trip a must!!
This trip was way fun from the beginning.. the bus driver Roman was amazing funny and made e experience much better! The wine fields and city was beyond amazing to see. So beautiful!! Thanks for a great trip!!!
michealla_s, Jun 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in San Francisco

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Awesome tour experience for those without a car
Chris_N, Jun 2021
Muir Woods and Sausalito Half Day Tour (Optional Sausalito Ferry Ticket)
Our tour guide Archie really made the experience a memorable one. The amount of time spent in Muir Woods and Sausalito was the perfect amount of time. Lots of space to walk because not too much people due to COVID. In the future might be more crowded. In the morning we got on at Fisherman’s Wharf and got off at Union Square at the end of the tour.
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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!
star-5
Good experience
yuli_M, May 2021
Muir Woods and Sausalito Half Day Tour (Optional Sausalito Ferry Ticket)
Excellent views, the driver tour guide was excellent describing scenery of sites, would’ve prefer longer time and both Muir woods 2 hrs and Sausalito 2 hrs tours , feel like we needed more time overall good experience clean buses
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Muir Woods/Wineries Tour
Drew, Jun 2021
San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch
We had a great time touring Muir Woods and the Napa and Sonoma wineries. Our tour guide, Dustin, was great and very informative!
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Great Tour
Dan_M, Jun 2021
Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour
Great history of the city from our guide and his jokes were on point. We were able to do the whole 2 mile loop at Muir Woods and get lunch at The Spinnaker.
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Muir woods was amazing
Anthony_S, Jun 2021
Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour plus Bay Cruise
I am giving this tour 5 stars due to the incredible Muir Woods and bay cruise. The Sausalito part of the tour was a waste of time as there was nothing there to do for the alloted 50 minutes except maybe grab an overpriced snack. Eliminate Sausalito and add the extra time to Muir Woods
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Muir Woods
Ken_S, Jun 2021
Small Group Half Day Muir Woods and Sausalito Morning Tour
Great tour! I love how much history the tour guide knew of the area. Very informative and fun! Muir Woods is beautiful.
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San Francisco Muir Woods Sausalito
5858, Jun 2021
Lonely Planet Experiences: Private Excursion to Muir Woods and Sausalito
Our guide was amazing he was very knowledgeable about the places we where going too San Francisco Muir Woods Sausalito amazing driver on those windy twisty roads pointed out points is interest. Awesome tour !
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Fun half day activity!
Valeria_R, Mar 2021
Muir Woods and Sausalito Half Day Tour (Optional Sausalito Ferry Ticket)
The tour took necessary COVID precautions. Guests were required to wear their masks at all times, they provided hand sanitizer and the tour was at half capacity. Since Muir Woods requires reservations, we started the tour at 7:15 AM. I liked this because we pretty much had the whole place to ourselves. The tour guide was very knowledgable and patient when we all wanted to take pictures. I would recommend this tour!
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FABULOUS!
Lisa_L, Jun 2021
Muir Woods Expedition Tour of Coastal Redwoods
Our tour guide was awesome. He was very personable - he had a lot of great information. The tour itself was also excellent. The scent of the trees once you arrive at Muir Woods was amazing - I never expected that. The beauty of it all was just spectacular! Our visit to Sausalito was fun too - great little shops. Highly recommend this tour!!!
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Great day indeed!
Ahmed_S, Jun 2021
Best Day in San Francisco with Muir Woods
Neat way to see neighborhoods . Nice small group of tourists so our trip was very personalized. Brendan was great about stopping in photo spots and taking tons of pictures! Lunch in Sausalito was wonderful. But Muir Woods was by far the best part of the day. Truly an amazing experience seeing the Redwoods. Plenty of time to explore there. Highly recommend this trip!
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Great half day tour
John_K, May 2021
Muir Woods Expedition Tour of Coastal Redwoods
Alberto was a fabulous driver and tour guide! Funny, personable and full of information. He made the drive very interesting! Obviously Muir Woods is amazing and Sausalito was picturesque. Highly recommend!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • If you're not prepared to reserve a shuttle or parking spot in advance (availability is extremely limited), book a bus tour or a private tour that includes San Francisco hotel pickup and roundtrip transportation.

  • 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 to Muir Woods

Muir Woods is located just 12 miles (19 km) 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 and continue north on a short drive along Highway 1 (Shoreline Highway). Then take the Panoramic Highway, a right-hand fork. Continue about one mile (1.5 km) 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.

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