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Muir Woods

Muir Woods

star-4.5
8,490 Reviews
Daily 8am–6pm
1 Muir Woods Road, Mill Valley, California, 94941

The Basics

If visiting independently, follow the raised boardwalk from the park entrance and you'll find yourself at the crossroads of the park's easy and popular hiking trails. Alternatively, visit Muir Woods on an organized tour departing from San Francisco. Both half- and full-day options are available and often include stops at the nearby Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, coastal Sausalito, or even Napa Valley wine country. Combined San Francisco city tours, bay cruises, and Muir Woods visits are also popular.

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

Traveler Favorite

San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch
$159.00 per adult
Best experience
Alberto was the best guide ever! His knowledge could only be out done by his wit and humor! The timing for the Golden Gate Bridge viewpoint was perfect.
Larry_M, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in San Francisco

star-5
Worth every dollar
Kelvin_V, Jul 2021
Muir Woods & Sausalito Half Day Tour (w/ upgrade option: Sausalito Ferry)
Wonderful tour makes a stop at Golden gate bridge, muir woods and Sausalito. See and experience some if the nicest views of SF. Tour guide was very knowledgable and bus was clean and safe. Def would do tour again or recommend to others. Tip: get the option with Ferry ticket included you get to spend an extra hour at Sausalito and will have one of the most beautiful views of the Bay.
star-5
Great tour!
Michele_S, Jun 2021
Alcatraz and Muir Woods Express Package
Guides were professional, friendly, and informative. We loved Muir Woods and Alcatraz was very interesting. I definitely would recommend this tour and the transportation was comfortable and clean.
star-5
lovely!
Paula_W, Jun 2021
Alcatraz and Muir Woods Express Package
Muir Woods is lovely! Tour van very clean and comfortable. Tour facilitators warm, personable and communicative.
star-5
Awesome tour experience for those without a car
Chris_N, Jun 2021
Muir Woods & Sausalito Half Day Tour (w/ upgrade option: Sausalito Ferry)
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
Lots to see
Michelle_R, Jul 2021
Mix & Save: Muir Woods and Sausalito + Escape From the Rock Cruise
The trees are big and beautiful. And the boat tour was even more amazing. Wouldn't recommend Muir Woods for the young ones, unless they are into hiking. All I heard was screaming mimi's everywhere. It really took away from my experience. Kids get bored and then get mad and cry
star-5
Great Tour
Kevin_W, Jul 2021
Small Group Half Day Muir Woods and Sausalito Morning Tour
Our tour was great. We had just enough time at all of the stops and enjoyed ourselves. The driver gave us a lot of good information not only about our destination but about San Francisco in general as we drove to and from Muir Woods.
star-5
Worth the trip
Carole_A, Jul 2021
San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch
The Muir Woods was incredible as were the vineyards! I had no idea I would experience the beauty I did.
star-5
Good experience
yuli_M, May 2021
Muir Woods & Sausalito Half Day Tour (w/ upgrade option: Sausalito Ferry)
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
Love it
Natasha_B, Jul 2021
Small Group Muir Woods with Napa & Sonoma Wine Tour
Muir Woods is just beautiful and amazing. One of God's beautiful wonders that you must see!! Jessie our tour guide was awesome.
star-5
Greater than Great
Noema_P, Jul 2021
Best Day in San Francisco with Muir Woods
Great day with knowledgable guide. Muir woods was the highlight. Highly recommend this tour for previewing all the best Sam Francisco has to offer!
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Bike the Bridge and Hike the Park
Jennifer_D, Jul 2021
Bike the Golden Gate Bridge and Shuttle Tour to Muir Woods
What a fantastic experience yesterday!! I will say tho, follow the advice on layers, the bridge is very windy! Again very windy!! I liked that the bike portion was without a guide and we could stop along the way where we wanted for pictures etc. Sausalito was do quaint, lunch spot right across from the water , delicious! Then we met up with Aaron for the Muir Woods part of the day, he is a GREAT guide and advice on how to enjoy the woods in the time we had there was perfect!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Muir Woods has a gift shop, café, and visitor center at the park entrance.

  • Skip the hassle of reserving a shuttle or parking spot in advance (availability is extremely limited) and book a tour with round-trip transportation instead.

  • 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 There

Muir Woods is located just 12 miles (19 kilometers) 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, continue north along Highway 1 (Shoreline Highway), then take the Panoramic Highway 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 though.

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Hiking and biking along the well-marked trails are the most popular things to do in Muir Woods, but visitors can also look out for several critters such as chipmunks, squirrels, owls, and—near the Redwood Creek—sea otters. Kids can also enjoy their visit to Muir Woods with a free-to-download, activity-packed Junior Ranger booklet which includes animal-spotting activities.

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