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

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From USD 89.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • Discover the California redwoods on this tour of Muir Woods
  • Admire the 1,000-year-old trees standing 260 feet tall
  • Hear insightful commentary from a local guide
  • Enjoy a drive through the seaside town of Sausalito

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

Live commentary on the way to Muir Woods prepares you for the ancient majesty of the redwood groves.

What's Included

  • Entrance fee to Muir Woods ($15)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 99 Jefferson St
    99 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

    Corner of Jefferson and Mason Streets at Fisherman's Wharf

Start time

09:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Golden Gate Bridge (Pass By)

Muir Woods National Monument

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Sausalito Boardwalk (Pass By)

Fisherman's Wharf (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required. Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Up to 15 passengers per reservation accepted
  • Tour itinerary subject to change due to weather conditions, traffic delays, and all other reasons beyond control (Exact sunset timing subject to change day-to-day)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

This one is great for those with mobility challenges who desire a brief trip.
hours is a nice amount of time to experience the redwoods
They say that "Sausalito" is included, but it's only included if you decide to hop off the bus and make your own way back into the city.


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Muir Woods
Kevin_Z, May 2023
Bus Driver narrating our drive. Very pleasant and informative. We were pleased with the process of acquiring the tickets.
Worth the Tour for a good price!
Coby_C, May 2023
We were really pleased at the ease of the tour. If you are looking for a visit to the Muir Woods we would highly recommend. IF you are looking to do extensive trailing this may not be choice as it’s just shy of 2 hours to enter and time of departure. Our driver James was awesome! We took a few short stops prior. We chose staying in Sausalito which included a ferry ride back!
Beautiful stress free day!
Tracey_M, May 2023
The woods were breathtaking. Like walking in a picture. James, our driver, was very interesting and informative. Thanks for driving us through the steep winding roads safely. Less stressful to be a passenger than a driver!
A magical trip
Elyce_H, May 2023
The Muir Woods were magical and truly amazing! The most unbelievable part was the age of the trees. Imagine what they have seen!
Brilliant experience.
MarisaL_W, May 2023
JFK was a superb guide, driver and very knowledge. He was a very happy person good to have him as our guide. Muir woods spectacular.
Was okish
Roshni_B, May 2023
Was given 1 and half hours to visit Muir . It took good 10 minutes to get in and than could not complete the walk.
Great Experience for a Short Amount of Time
Kelley_T, May 2023
Booking was super easy, and our driver was great! The tour starts in SF and first is a 20 minute stop at a reststop w/ great views of the golden gate bridge. Then continue to Muir Woods where you have 90 minutes to wander through the trails. 90 minutes is great if you just want to see the forest. If you want to do more exploring, you will want a different tour. Then it is on to Sausalito. If you want to get off the bus and not just drive through the town, you need to book the option that includes a return ferry ticket. I found the descriptions of the options a little confusing, but was trying to book everything on my phone vs. a big screen, and I eventually figured it out. Our tour guide was great - funny and knowledgeable. If you only have 1/2 a day and want to fit in Muir Woods - this is a great option vs. trying to get there yourself!
Fun tour
Donna_P, May 2023
This was an excellent tour and our tour guide was absolutely wonderful! It was the perfect amount of time to spend at Muir Woods, and it was so informative.
Debbie_H, May 2023
Charles was an amazing guide! He kept us entertained, was clear in his directions and drove the bus in and around all the curves. Muir Woods was beautiful. Wish the gift shop had sweatshirts larger than 2x. Enjoyed the morning!
Amber_K, May 2023
This was a great tour. Charles was very knowledgeable! If you don’t enjoy someone talking the entire tour I suggest some headphones, but I liked hearing the history of the woods and areas we drove through. Muir Woods was like stepping into another world. It was breathtaking. Great way to spend half a day.
A great trip and a must see while in San Francisco
Diana_L, May 2023
This was a wonderful trip that we really enjoyed. The talk from our guide Charles was very informative. The woods were beautiful and tranquil and the conservation programme for the redwoods is to be commended. We took the ferry back to San Francisco which was also worthwhile.
Spiritual experience
Joseph_J, Apr 2023
The tour guide was very polite and accommodating. The magnificence of the trees and the solitude of the woods was a spiritual experience.
The place is magical and...
Jeff_S, Apr 2023
The place is magical and the bus driver was very skilled navigating small curvy roads that were very challenging
Fun day at Muir Woods and Salsilito!
Gwen_V, Apr 2023
Great tour! Muir Woods was incredible-- Spiritual! James was an excellent tour guide. Make sure to take in this amazing 1/2 day excursion while you are in San Francisco!
Peaceful woods and a...
Joseph_W, Apr 2023
Peaceful woods and a nice, funny, and knowledgeable bus tour guide. Gave enough time to get through all the paved trails.
Muir Woods
Diane_K, Apr 2023
An amazing place to visit—a must see! Very professional check in. Got an actual phone call from tour company to confirm. Bus was very comfortable.
It was a great half day...
Kurt_G, Mar 2023
It was a great half day trip out of San Francisco. The wood were beautiful and the ride there and back was scenic and relaxing.
Jocelyn_R, Mar 2023
Awesome ! From the ride up to Muir Woods, the guide/driver narrates the history behind the creation of Muir Woods National Forest. Very convenient for tourists . Leave the driving to them and just sit back , relax, enjoy and listen .
Amazing experience
Samuel_G, Mar 2023
Muirwoods itself is an amazing experience, but what made the tour fun was our bus driver Charles. He was very informative full of historical fact and stories that made the drive seem to go by very fast. After we got on the bus and left San Francisco, we stopped on the other side of the Golden Gate bridge for a quick photo opportunity then headed to Muirwoods. It was about an hour drive in total. Then we had 90 to explore Muirwoods. Afterwards, we drove to Sausalito where we opted to take the ferry back. The ferry ride was very pleasant with great views of the Golden Gate bridge, Alcatraz and the city. Highly recommended tour!
Great way to see the forest and wildlife even in the rain.
Kim_F, Mar 2023
The redwoods and streams were beautiful! It was a rainy day and the plant life was so vibrant the pictures did not do it justice. The path through the forest was easy to navigate.

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