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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 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.

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.
Address: 1 Muir Woods Road, Mill Valley, California 94941, USA
Hours: Daily 8am–6pm
Admission: Varies
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51 Tours and Activities to Experience Muir Woods

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Muir Woods and Sausalito Half Day Tour (Optional Sausalito Ferry Ticket)

Muir Woods and Sausalito Half Day Tour (Optional Sausalito Ferry Ticket)

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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.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.00
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Muir Woods Tour of California Coastal Redwoods (Entrance fee included)

Muir Woods Tour of California Coastal Redwoods (Entrance fee included)

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Explore the famous groves of the Northern California redwoods on this tour of Muir Woods. Departing from Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, a local guide drives you over the scenic Golden Gate Bridge and into the moist air of Muir Woods National Monument. Crane your neck to admire these 1,000-year-old trees standing 260 feet (80 meters) tall. Afterward, enjoy a drive through the charming town of Sausalito before heading back to the city.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$85.00
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Alcatraz Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip

Alcatraz Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip

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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.
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.00
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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

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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 if you haven't opted to upgrade to the lunch option.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$144.00
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The Ultimate Day in the Bay Including Muir Woods

The Ultimate Day in the Bay Including Muir Woods

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Enjoy an introduction to San Francisco on this excursion that includes a trip across San Francisco Bay to Muir Woods National Monument. You are 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).
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.00
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Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour plus Bay Cruise

Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour plus Bay Cruise

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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. Experience the Golden Gate Bridge from both above and below as you drive across it and glide under it, and 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.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour

Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour

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Riding across the Golden Gate Bridge in a tour van leaves you free to take in the epic views instead of focusing on the driving. This tour takes you from downtown San Francisco to Muir Woods and Sausalito—two of Marin's top attractions—in a single day. You'll have free time to explore both sites, making this organized option a great choice for independent travelers.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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Small Group Muir Woods and Sausalito Morning Tour

Small Group Muir Woods and Sausalito Morning Tour

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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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Muir Woods Expedition Tour of Coastal Redwoods

Muir Woods Expedition Tour of Coastal Redwoods

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Experience the majesty of Northern California’s Coastal Redwood Sequoia trees at Muir Woods. This half-day tour takes visitors to some of the Bay Area’s most peaceful spots. Spend 1.5 hours beneath some of the tallest Redwood trees in the world, take a short hike, or just enjoy the views. Then stop for lunch in Sausalito and opt to take the scenic ferry ride back to the city, or be driven across the Golden Gate Bridge. Ideal for visitors looking to get out of the city and spend some relaxing time in the forest.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Muir Woods & Sausalito Tour

Muir Woods & Sausalito Tour

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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Small Group Muir Woods and Sausalito Afternoon Tour

Small Group Muir Woods and Sausalito Afternoon Tour

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Walking the street of San Francisco might be the ideal way to explore the individual neighborhoods, but it's impossible to cover enough territory on your two legs. This San Francisco day trip by bus offers a narrated and scenic drive for all. From the Legion of Honor, travel across the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, visit the quaint and picturesque bayside village of Sausalito and spend time at Muir Woods National Monument (entry own expense).
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  • 4 hours
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Muir Woods and Sausalito Half-Day Tour

Muir Woods and Sausalito Half-Day Tour

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As two of the most popular San Francisco day trips, Muir Woods and Sausalito are often packed with nowhere to park. This tour removes the stress and hassle from the journey—lets your driver fight the traffic so you have more time to explore. Plus, this small-group tour is conducted in a mini-van, so you can skip the big-bus experience in favor of something more personal.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Small Group Muir Woods with Napa & Sonoma Wine Tour

Small Group Muir Woods with Napa & Sonoma Wine Tour

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Hike the redwoods and sip on world-class wine on this Muir Woods wine country day trip. Led by an expert guide, 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 and Napa Valley for an afternoon of wine tasting. There, sample wine and cheese at a handful of notable cellars before returning to your original departure point.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Small-Group Tour: San Francisco City Tour Including Muir Woods and Sausalito

Small-Group Tour: San Francisco City Tour Including Muir Woods and Sausalito

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Spend your day exploring the ‘City by the Bay’ before a scenic drive across the Golden Gate Bridge to Muir Woods National Monument and the nearby waterfront of charming Sausalito. This narrated small-group tour takes in all of the San Francisco highlights, from Golden Gate Park and Haight-Ashbury to the Palace of Fine Arts and Presidio. Then wander on foot under California’s giant coastal redwoods before exploring the gift shops and galleries of Sausalito.
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  • 8 hours
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Private Tour to Muir Woods and Sausalito

Private Tour to Muir Woods and Sausalito

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Visit Muir Woods and Sausalito on a half-day private tour from San Francisco. Travel by SUV with your own driver-guide to experience Northern California's coastal redwoods at Muir Woods National Monument, where the tallest tree measures 258 feet (79 meters), and the grove averages from 500-800 years in age. You also have free time in Sausalito for dining, shopping, wine tasting, or sightseeing in the picturesque waterside town.
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  • 4 hours
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$450.00
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Nature Lover's Experience: Muir Woods Tour with Aquarium Visit

Nature Lover's Experience: Muir Woods Tour with Aquarium Visit

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Visit two Bay Area attractions dedicated to California's natural environment on this half-day 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.
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  • 5 hours
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Bike the Golden Gate Bridge and Shuttle Tour to Muir Woods

Bike the Golden Gate Bridge and Shuttle Tour to Muir Woods

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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.
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  • 6 hours
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Private Luxury SUV Muir Woods Tour in San Francisco Bay Area

Private Luxury SUV Muir Woods Tour in San Francisco Bay Area

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San Francisco visitors that want to hike in the old-growth redwoods of Muir Woods typically need to rent a car and drive, since this secluded destination north of San Francisco is not easy to reach by public transit. Avoid the hassle altogether with a private SUV transfer. Your personal driver picks you up, whisks you north of San Francisco through the Marin Headlands, and leaves to hike, admire the sequoias, and explore at your leisure.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Best Day in San Francisco with Muir Woods

Best Day in San Francisco with Muir Woods

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Spend the day exploring San Francisco’s vibrant neighborhoods on a small-group tour. Walk the bustling streets of Chinatown and North Beach and feel the groove on Haight Street. Leave the urban grid behind and relax under the towering redwood trees in Muir Woods National Monument, then stop in Sausalito for free time to admire waterfront views, peruse upscale boutiques, and have lunch (own expense).
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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Muir Woods Visit with San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Muir Woods Visit with San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Pair a visit to Muir Woods with a hop-on hop-off bus tour of San Francisco on this full-day combo package. First, venture north over the Golden Gate Bridge to the Muir Woods National Monument and stroll through 1,000-year-old coastal redwood trees towering 260 feet high. Pass through the charming seaside town of Sausalito before enjoying San Francisco’s famous attractions from an open-top double-decker bus. Learn about the city’s colorful history and create your own itinerary with the several stops available.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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The One Day in San Francisco Tour with Muir Woods and Alcatraz

The One Day in San Francisco Tour with Muir Woods and Alcatraz

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See the best of San Francisco in one day on this guided tour that includes all transportation and admission to Alcatraz. Visit multiple locations in the city, including Castro, Presidio, Fisherman's Wharf, and Twin Peaks, with plenty of stops for photo ops. Spend over an hour at Muir Woods National Park, then take the ferry to Alcatraz Island where you can explore with an award-winning audio-guided tour of the former federal prison.
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  • 10 hours
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San Francisco Golden Gate Seaplane Tour

San Francisco Golden Gate Seaplane Tour

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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 Fisherman's Wharf.
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  • 30 minutes
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Alcatraz and Muir Woods Tour Including Madame Tussauds or the Dungeon

Alcatraz and Muir Woods Tour Including Madame Tussauds or the Dungeon

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Visit two world-famous San Francisco attractions, Alcatraz and Muir Woods, in just one day. 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 before walking around the waterfront town of Sausalito. Enjoy admission to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum or the San Francisco Dungeon as part of your package. Hotel transport plus ferry to Alcatraz Island included.
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  • 1 day
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$195.00
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The Best Day in the Bay + Muir Woods (1st Day); Official Alcatraz Tour (2nd Day)

The Best Day in the Bay + Muir Woods (1st Day); Official Alcatraz Tour (2nd Day)

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From the ocean to the towering redwood trees, Alcatraz Island to Sausalito, this San Francisco combo tour covers the best of the Bay Area with just one booking. Your 2-day excursion includes touring San Francisco, visiting a waterfront town, and marveling at the coastal forest. Spend your second day at Alcatraz—the infamous prison island—where you can tour the penitentiary and take in the scenery on a cruise from Pier 33.
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  • 2 days
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Muir Woods hours of operation?
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Muir Woods hours of operation: Daily 8am–6pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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