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Tom's Muir Woods Walking Tours

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Address: Muir Woods National Park, Mill Valley, CA
Phone Number: +1 415-264-6235
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 at...

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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Nature is incredible ruined by humanity

Signs say be peaceful quiet to enjoy your surroundings...screeching yelling ruined the moment You can't criticise your surroundings..you have to see it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Signs say be peaceful quiet to enjoy your surroundings...screeching yelling ruined the moment You can't criticise your surroundings..you have to see it.

Thank Minstrel65
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful park with tall trees. There were squirrels and deer too for the animal lovers. The park is not that so difficult to walk around but it is really difficult to find a parking if you go there late.

Thank Chimi W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

It's worth the trip to Garberville (about 200 miles north of San Francisco) to take one of Tom Martell's tours. He is very knowledgeable and personable and gears his tours to what you want to see and do. The Redwoods in this area are HUGE and simply amazing. He knows where to go and where all the trails are. We... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I wanted to repeat a Muir Woods guided tour I took a few years ago with Tom's Walking Tours. Reading his web site I found that Tom is now featuring forest walks in the Avenue of the Giants. I decided to give it a shot and drove north from San Francisco to Garberville where I met Tom. From there Tom... More 

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Mize, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

This place was amazing! These trees are huge! It was a very peaceful and beautiful place. We had a great time here.

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Naperville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

I had a great 8 mile hike at Muir Woods. There are plenty of great hikes. No parking at the entrance so I had to park a mile down the road. The line to get in was 30 minutes long. All the tourists go there to see the redwoods on the first hike. They all leave after a half mile... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

If you have time, make the effort. A quiet place to enjoy giant redwoods just outside San Francisco. Flat, well laid out pathway, even accessible by wheelchair, this is a great place to spend a couple of hours just chilling. Parking isn't easy so grab a tour bus (Grey Line for example). Check out the Golden Gate Bridge on the... More 

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

We toured Muir Woods as part of our tour with Dylan's Tours. The road to the park is windy and there is very limited parking. These are good reasons to go with a tour company. We paid a $10 entry fee and only had 1.5 hours to tour. We elected to do a very hilly path and did not have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

We booked a morning tour to Muir Woods and Sausolito with Viator, which cost approx $59 each. After passing through various San Francisco sites, including the Golden Gate Bridge, we took the narrow and winding road to Muir Woods National Monument. You start at the Visitor center where there is also a cafe and gift shop. Muir Woods is a... More 

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Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

A very well kept up park. The area is truly photo-esque with the creek, bridges, wooden fence and of course the trees! Definitely worth taking a trip to see the redwoods- you can't truly comprehend how large they are without seeing them!

Thank Vicky M

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