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Muir Woods

Muir Woods

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8,232 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
Great tour!
Kimmie was wonderful and very informative. We had a great time at the wineries and Muir Woods! Thank you!
Larry, 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.
star-5
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
star-5
Great tour!
Larry, Jun 2021
San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch
Kimmie was wonderful and very informative. We had a great time at the wineries and Muir Woods! Thank you!
star-5
Great day on our combo tour
Terri, Jun 2021
Small Group Muir Woods with Napa & Sonoma Wine Tour
Lisa was a terrific guide. Muir Woods was fantastic. We got an extra stop at Muir Beach before going to Sonoma Square for lunch. Wine tastings were terrific. Lisa was so fun and positive. Couldn’t have been a better tour
star-5
Fun tour
Ronda_C, Jun 2021
3-1 Muir Woods Visit with Sausalito & Half Day Wine Country (All fees included)
We really enjoyed this tour. It was a lot of fun and the tour guide did a great job. Muir Woods is just like an enchanted forest- so nice.
star-4
Vacation
Sarah_P, Jun 2021
Alcatraz with Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour
We really enjoyed this tour with a stop at the Golden Gate Bridge, the Muir Woods, and Alcatraz. But the reason for giving 4 stars is they don’t bring you back to the spot they pick you up from. We had to walk to our car.
star-5
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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Scenic and Fun
Jeannine_P, Jun 2021
Muir Woods and Sausalito Small-Group Tour
Our tour guide was wonderful. We had a few interesting photo stops on the way and wonderful visits in Muir Woods and Saucelito. Highly recommended!!
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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 !

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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