Muir Woods Tours

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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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Address: 1 Muir Woods Road, Mill Valley, California 94941, USA
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Hours: Daily 8am–6pm
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Admission: $10
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San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch

For one of the best wine country tours from San Francisco, combine a visit to Northern California wine country with a Muir Woods experience for a truly fabulous day out. This Super Saver provides two popular tours at one discount price, allowing you to see and taste the delights of Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties. You’ll begin with a walk through Muir Woods National Monument with an informative guide to stare up in wonder at the towering redwood trees. Then you'll visit three wineries, with wine-tasting included. You’ll also cross the Golden Gate Bridge and have free time on Sonoma Plaza to buy lunch.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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$126.00 USD
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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$126.00 USD

Muir Woods Tour of California Coastal Redwoods

Explore the famous groves of the Northern California redwoods on this 3.5-hour tour of Muir Woods. Departing from Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, a local guide will drive you over the scenic Golden Gate Bridge and into the moist air of Muir Woods National Monument. Crane your neck to admire these 1000-year-old trees standing 260 feet tall. Afterward, enjoy a drive through the charming town of Sausalito before heading back to the city.Please note: The 4:30pm tour time does not include Sausalito, but you'll enjoy a photo stop at the Golden Gate Bridge at sunset.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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$69.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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$69.00 USD

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San Francisco Super Saver: City Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip

Combine two of San Francisco’s top tours into one Super Saver, which provides a comprehensive look at the best of the Bay Area. You’ll travel by bus to Muir Woods, crossing the Golden Gate Bridge on the way, and be wowed by the towering redwood trees of the old-growth forest. Then visit the waterfront town of Sausalito before returning to San Francisco for a deluxe city tour that takes in major attractions like Chinatown, Golden Gate Park and Twin Peaks.
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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$106.20 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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$106.20 USD
$118.00 USD  $11.80 USD savings

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Small Group Muir Woods and Sonoma Wine Tour plus Sausalito

Hike the redwoods and sip on world-class wine on this Muir Woods and Sonoma wine country day trip. Led by an expert guide, you’ll enjoy views of the San Francisco Bay and Marin Headlands as you travel to the trails of the famous Muir Woods. After admiring groves of California redwoods, head to Sonoma County for an afternoon of wine tasting. There, you’ll sample wine and cheese at a handful of notable cellars before returning to your original departure point.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$119.00 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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$119.00 USD
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San Francisco's National Treasures Tour: Alcatraz and Muir Woods plus Madame Tussaud or the Dungeon

Visit two world-famous San Francisco attractions, Alcatraz and Muir Woods, over the course of two sightseeing days. Venture into the Cell House of Alcatraz for an award-winning audio tour of the notorious former federal penitentiary. Then stroll under towering old-growth redwood trees at Muir Woods National Monument. You’ll visit the waterfront town of Sausalito followed by a ferry ride back to the city, with your choice of admission to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum or the San Francisco Dungeon. Hotel transport plus ferry to Alcatraz Island included. Due to popular demand, this ultimate package is likely to sell out; advance reservations are required.
  • Duration: 1 day
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$150.00 USD
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Muir Woods and Sausalito Experience

Tired of the urban cityscape and feel like you need a breath of fresh air? Then jump on this San Francisco day trip by bus, and visit some of the world's tallest trees at Muir Woods National Historic Monument, only minutes from downtown. One moment you'll be kicking your way past the Golden Gate Bridge and Sausalito, and a short while later wandering beneath the majestic canopy of centuries-old California coastal redwoods.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$69.99 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Explore California's Coastal Redwoods with Sausalito Ferry Boat Experience

Commune with giants during this 4.5-hour exploration of the coastal redwoods of Muir Woods and stop in charming Sausalito. Escape the concrete jungle for the solitude and foggy climate of Muir Woods, a grove of 1,000-year old redwoods towering more than 260 feet (79 meters). Then take a break in Sausalito, a picturesque seaside town offering a wealth of unique boutiques and hip cafes, before riding the ferry back across picturesque San Francisco Bay. A guide, park entrance fees, return ferry ticket and coach transport are included.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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$81.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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$81.00 USD

America the Beautiful - National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass

The US National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass is a convenient way for visitors to access more than 2,000 sites of incomparable wonder, from Mount St. Helens and the Grand Canyon to Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and Red Rocks National Conservation Area. The 2019 america the beautiful - the national parks and federal recreational lands annual pass kit includes a National Parks annual pass, brochure and hang tag. A physical America the Beautiful - National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Pass will be issued through the mail - Please add your mailing address to Special Requirements upon checkout.
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$80.00 USD
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Coastal Redwoods Tour with 1-Hour Golden Gate Bay Cruise from San Francisco

See two of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most scenic destinations, Muir Woods and Sausalito, then get another perspective on the city during a 1-hour bay cruise. This 5-hour tour departs from Fisherman’s Wharf and crosses the Golden Gate Bridge, passing through rolling hills to reach Muir Woods National Monument. Admire the towering forest of old growth redwood trees before continuing to Sausalito, a picturesque town on the bay. Aboard your bay cruise, enjoy fantastic views of Alcatraz Island, the Golden Gate Bridge, Ghirardelli Square and more.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$98.00 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Nature Lover's Experience: California's Redwoods with Aquarium Visit

Visit two Bay Area attractions dedicated to California's natural environment on this 5-hour tour from San Francisco. First, head over the Golden Gate Bridge to Muir Woods National Monument to see the coastal redwood trees. Then return to the city, via Sausalito, for a visit to Aquarium of the Bay, home to marine life from the waters of San Francisco Bay. Select a morning or afternoon departure time when booking.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$90.00 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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$90.00 USD

Muir Woods, Sausalito and Tiburon Day Trip from San Francisco

On this private tour from San Francisco, head across the Golden Gate Bridge to explore two delightful bayside towns, Sausalito and Tiburon. Stop to stroll under a cathedral of 400- to 800-year-old redwoods at Muir Woods National Monument, an homage to tree lovers worldwide. You determine how long to spend in each locale with this customizable 4-hour itinerary. Pricing is per group, based on a maximum of six people.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$408.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Full-Day Muir Woods and Wine Country Tour From San Francisco

Visit Muir Woods and northern California's wine country on a private full-day tour from San Francisco. Spend about one hour in the redwoods at Muir Woods National Monument, located across the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County. Continue to Carneros in Napa Valley, where you can visit the wineries or tasting rooms of your choice, and have time to purchase lunch in one of Sonoma excellent restaurants. You'll travel in a luxury SUV with your own private driver on a tour that includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$850.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Muir Woods, Giant Redwoods, and Sausalito Half-Day Trip

Wander through an ancient coastal redwood forest and explore the artistic bayside enclave of Sausalito on this half-day tour from San Francisco. Travel across the Golden Gate Bridge to visit Muir Woods, home to some of the oldest and tallest trees on Earth. Then, soak up stellar views of the San Francisco skyline and browse art galleries along the Sausalito waterfront. At the end of your tour choose between getting dropped off at Union Square in San Francisco or taking the Sausalito ferry back to San Francisco.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$61.20 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Alcatraz Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip

Experience some of the Bay Area’s top attractions on this Alcatraz and Muir Woods tour that also includes a stop in Sausalito. At Muir Woods National Monument, stare in wonder at the coastal redwoods, some of the tallest trees on Earth. Soak up the charm of seaside Sausalito, and experience Alcatraz in one of two ways—admission to the prison, which includes the ferry ride to Alcatraz Island and the audio tour.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$114.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Muir Woods and Sausalito Morning Tour

Take in two of the San Francisco Bay Area’s top destinations, Muir Woods and Sausalito, on a 4-hour morning tour from downtown San Francisco. Drive through the Presidio and across the Golden Gate Bridge to Muir Woods National Monument where you have some time to walk among towering old growth redwood trees. Next, head to Sausalito for a stroll along the picturesque waterfront, which is full of great boutiques, cafes and restaurants. You can opt to remain on your own in Sausalito or return on the coach.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$66.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Big Bus San Francisco Muir Woods and Alcatraz Island Combo

Enjoy this adventure package including two of the most popular attractions in San Francisco. See the famous redwoods of Muir Woods National Monument and take a ferry to visit the notorious Alcatraz Island prison.NOTE: For December 2018, your Alcatraz Tour will be booked for the next day. Starting January 2019, both Muir Woods and Alcatraz will be scheduled for the day you book.
  • Duration: 2 days
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$110.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 days
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San Francisco Golden Gate Seaplane Tour

Admire San Francisco from the air on this seaplane adventure from Sausalito. Aboard a 6-passenger plane, you’ll fly over the bay, taking in views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Muir Woods and more. See downtown San Francisco and Fisherman’s Wharf, and soar past Angel Island. Everyone gets a window seat on this 30-minute flight, and transportation is available from Pier 39.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
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$189.00 USD
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  • Duration: 30 minutes
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Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tours

Take a journey around San Francisco's top sights in a retro way with this "painted ladies" tour by vintage Volkswagen bus decorated with long gorgeous eyelashes so you can't miss your tour vehicle. You'll pass by neighborhoods like Chinatown, Union Square, Pacific Heights, North Beach, Haight-Ashbury, the Marina, and the Castro, plus see the Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Twin Peaks, and more.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$65.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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The Ultimate Day in the Bay Including Muir Woods

Enjoy an introduction to San Francisco on this 6-hour tour that includes a trip across San Francisco Bay to Muir Woods National Monument. You'll be driven around the city to see its diverse neighborhoods and geography, stopping several times for photo ops. At Muir Woods, admire the towering redwood trees, and visit the waterfront town of Sausalito for lunch (own expense).
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$109.00 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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$109.00 USD

2-Day Muir Woods and Wine Country Tour from San Francisco

See and taste the legendary delights of Northern California on a 2-day tour from San Francisco to Sonoma Valley and Napa Valley. With both guided sightseeing and free time, this escape from the city is the perfect way to treat yourself to a leisurely wine country experience. You’ll visit wineries like Benziger Family Winery, admire postcard-perfect vineyards and enjoy up to eight wine tastings. Additionally, visit Muir Woods, home to the state’s celebrated redwood trees. Hotel accommodation is included.
  • Duration: 2 days
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$419.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 days
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Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour plus Bay Cruise

Visit charming Sausalito, cruise across San Francisco Bay and stare up in wonder at the redwood trees of Muir Woods on this combo tour from San Francisco—the perfect day out in the Bay Area. You’ll experience the Golden Gate Bridge from both above and below as you drive across it and glide under it, and you’ll learn about some of California’s oldest and tallest natural wonders, the coastal redwoods. In Sausalito, you can stroll along the waterfront or shop in the galleries and boutiques.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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$99.00 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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3-in-1 Ultimate Bay Area Package: Alcatraz Tour Including Muir Woods and San Francisco City Tour

See the San Francisco Bay Area’s top attractions on a two-day tour that combines three sightseeing highlights. Depart Fisherman’s Wharf on day one to drive over the Golden Gate Bridge to Muir Woods National Monument. Enjoy the towering redwood trees before continuing to the bayside town of Sausalito. Then return to San Francisco for a coach sightseeing tour that includes photo stops at Golden Gate Park and Twin Peaks. On day two, take the ferry over to Alcatraz Island and take an audio tour of the historic prison. Wine Tasting Flight is included.Due to popular demand, this package is likely to sell out. Advance reservations are required.
  • Duration: 2 days
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$190.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 days
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Bike the Golden Gate Bridge and Shuttle Tour to Muir Woods

Enjoy two of San Francisco’s top activities in one day on this 6-hour combo experience that includes biking across the Golden Gate Bridge and transportation to Muir Woods National Monument (entrance fee not included). When you reach Sausalito at the end of your bike ride, just hop on a shuttle for the ride to the redwood trees of Muir Woods.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$85.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Shore Excursion: Coastal Redwoods of Muir Woods National Monument Half-Day Tour

On most shore excursions you're relegated to cityscapes in ports of call. However this half-day tour of the Muir Woods National Monument will get you out of the urban jungle and into some of northern California's most-famous redwood country. Pass over the majestic Golden Gate Bridge with dramatic views of the Marin headlands, and eventually drop down into Muir Woods to wander the loamy soil beneath centuries-old coastal redwoods. Choose from tours at several different start times, and bring comfortable walking shoes.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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$69.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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