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Muir Woods Walking Tours

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Address: Muir Woods National Park, Mill Valley, CA
Phone Number: +1 415-264-6235
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7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 3:00 pm

Your Muir Woods Tour begins in your hotel lobby. You will be picked up...

Your Muir Woods Tour begins in your hotel lobby. You will be picked up at 7:30 AM, any day of the week or weekend, by private carrier. On the drive from your San Francisco hotel, take in spectacular Pacific Ocean & San Francisco Bay vistas.

Your fully escorted walking tour will be on well maintained trails with easy grades, away from crowds, for three full hours. You will experience the rare morning serenity of an ancient redwood forest. The indiginous flora and fauna will unfold before you as you explore these peaceful woods in a way that isn't possible without Tom as your guide.

See indigenous wildlife and enjoy conversation with Tom, a long standing Sierra Club leader. Absorb his rich knowledge of the flora & fauna of this unique ecosystem, the Redwoods themselves, Indian customs, park and local history and folklore. Tom is here to give you a glimpse into the life of the forest, not to steer you to the gift shop or hurry you along. Don't be shy, ask Tom any questions you like as you amble along the paths. He will astound you with his knowledge.

Tom walks with you all the way through the park at your pace, pointing out every fascinating aspect and facet of the park and the magnificent Redwood trees that have survived here for hundreds of years.

The walking tour covers 2 to 4 miles inside the Muir Woods forest, depending on your pace. This a very small group tour and Tom even provides drinking water, snacks and fruit juice.

You and your party will be dropped off at the Sausalito Ferry, by private carrier, at the conclusion of your tour. Along the way you will see rolling hills, the town of Sausalito and more breathtaking San Francisco Bay vistas.

The all inclusive fee of $75.00 also covers your Golden Gate Bridge Tolls and Park admission fees. There are no hidden extras! It really doesn't get better than this!

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More than just a Redwood Forest

Entered the woods, at no cost, across the street from the B&B I stayed in, far from the hustle bustle of the paid entrance. Nice wide paved trail serves as the main thoroughfare... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2015
Tony P
North Andover, Massachusetts
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North Andover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 NEW

Entered the woods, at no cost, across the street from the B&B I stayed in, far from the hustle bustle of the paid entrance. Nice wide paved trail serves as the main thoroughfare with numerous well make dirt paths as tributaries. The solids of this sacred space is awe inspiring. In addition to views, and sounds the aromas of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

This is a beautiful place about 45 minutes outside of San Francisco. Very nicely maintained hiking trails and the forest is breathtaking. Word of advice, get there early,as today (Saturday) it was so crowded that there was a 2-3 mile walk just to the entrance of the park.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

I walked as fast as I could through the beginning to get back to Chapel Grove. By then my fellow tourists seem to have figured out they were in a special place and stopped talking loudly about stupid things. Whatever your faith or lack thereof, I think you will find Muir Woods a sacred place. Be silent, and let it... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Muir Woods is beautiful and peaceful. The path loops around so you can start on the left or right. Start the way the crowds are NOT going so you can just stop, listen, and smell the Redwoods. There are a number of small wooden bridges along the way where you can cross over to the other path and return down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Its nice being there, ticket not required if you go late evening. this place open till 8 pm. They have a nice wood shop that closes at 6 pm so try to be there before that time. There is also a beautiful walk uphill apart from the map they provides. It usually take 60 mins to do a round trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We did this under our own steam. Basically we were staying at the Marriott Marquis on Mission St, so we got the public bus to fishermans wharf pier 39 (2.25$) and got return tickets for the ferry across to Saucilito (23$). We then got the free shuttle??? to Muir Woods from Saucilito (follow the signs through the car park). Basically... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

As I've said before, your tour guide can make or break a tour. For the most part in all the tours I've taken over the years on all my visits, the guides have been excellent. You can add Manny, our Gray Line tour guide that took us over the Golden Gate Bridge to Muir Woods and the Giant Redwoods with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The drive to the park is an adventure, with the winding roads and incredible views. Once in the park, you are greeted by red woods of all ages and sizes. Some big enough to walk inside of. It was incredible!

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Romulus, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Travel to Muir Woods has numerous hairpin curves, so unless you are an adrenaline junkie...take a bus. The majestic trees are a definate must see while in San Francisco. Bring a jacket as the dense shade is a bit nippy. Our tour guide from Extranomical Tours, Antony S. ( father from Sicily)was a great source of information and made us... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Took a tour out of San Francisco with Grayline, it included a ride over Golden Gate Bridge & the driver gave us a lot of interesting information about the area! Loved the walk into the Redwoods grove! Amazing and beautiful to think they have been there for a 1000 years! So tall and so majestic! I could have spent another... More 

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