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  • Address: 1 Muir Woods Road, Mill Valley, California 94941, USA
  • Hours: Daily 8am–6pm
  • Admission: $10
The Muir Woods National Monument is a must-see destination on any visit to the San Francisco Bay Area. Home to one of the world's last remaining coastal redwood forests, this protected nature reserve allows travelers to hike, relax, or picnic among these giant Northern California trees for an incredible experience only minutes from the city. The Muir Woods forest forms part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which includes nearby outdoor attractions including Stinson Beach—the park's only lifeguarded beach—and Fort Baker, offering great views of the Golden Gate Bridge from Marin County.

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.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • If you're not prepared to look for a parking spot (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.

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.

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

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Discover why Muir Woods and the Northern California wine country are two of San Francisco's most popular day-trip destinations on this great value tour combo. ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $126.00
Muir Woods Tour of California Coastal Redwoods, San Francisco, Super Savers
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Muir Woods Tour of California Coastal Redwoods

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Venture north over the Golden Gate Bridge to an isolated canyon filled with ancient coastal redwood trees, also known as Muir Woods National Monument. Enjoy ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $69.00
San Francisco Super Saver: City Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip, San Francisco, ... 
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San Francisco Super Saver: City Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 315 Reviews

Treat yourself to a deluxe combination tour containing all of the best that San Francisco has to offer: city tour, the giant redwoods of Muir Woods and ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $118.00
3-in-1 Ultimate Bay Area Package: Alcatraz Tour Including Muir Woods and San Francisco City Tour, ... 
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3-in-1 Ultimate Bay Area Package: Alcatraz Tour Including Muir Woods and San Francisco City Tour

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See the best of the Bay Area in a convenient way with this 3-in-1 sightseeing package that introduces you to some of the most popular destinations in and ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $190.00
Small Group Muir Woods and Sonoma Wine Tour plus Sausalito, San Francisco, Attraction Tickets
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Small Group Muir Woods and Sonoma Wine Tour plus Sausalito

4.5 star rating: Recommended 33 Reviews

See Muir Woods and the Sonoma Wine Country in one great tour. Pass through the beautiful Marin Headlands on your way to Muir Woods National Monument where you ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $139.00
San Francisco's National Treasures Tour: Alcatraz and Muir Woods plus Madame Tussaud or the ... 
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San Francisco's National Treasures Tour: Alcatraz and Muir Woods plus Madame Tussaud or the Dungeon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Explore two popular Bay Area destinations — Muir Woods National Monument and the world famous Alcatraz Island — In this ultimate 1-day tour to visit ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $150.00
Combo Tour: Muir Woods and Sausalito and Wine Country, San Francisco, Day Trips
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Combo Tour: Muir Woods and Sausalito and Wine Country

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Discover the magic of world-famous Muir Woods and the exciting wines of Sonoma County during this full-day combo tour from San Francisco. Get out and enjoy the ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $139.00
Small-Group Tour: San Francisco City Tour Including Muir Woods and Sausalito, San Francisco, ... 
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Small-Group Tour: San Francisco City Tour Including Muir Woods and Sausalito

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

This narrated tour of San Francisco sights — including Golden Gate Park, Haight-Ashbury, and the Presidio — continues on a scenic drive across the Golden Gate ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $123.00
Nature Lover's Experience: California's Redwoods with Aquarium Visit, San Francisco, Full-day Tours
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Nature Lover's Experience: California's Redwoods with Aquarium Visit

Explore the best of the Bay Area's natural surroundings with a trip to two of the most popular attractions. You will experience California's coastal redwood ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.00
Private Full-Day Muir Woods and Wine Country Tour From San Francisco, San Francisco, Half-day Tours
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Private Full-Day Muir Woods and Wine Country Tour From San Francisco

Blend nature with wine. Enjoy quality transportation & narration from a San Francisco Bay Area local private guide with years of professional experience to ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $850.00

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