Delve into the beautiful, vast Pacific Coast forests of Muir Woods National Monument on one of these top guided tours.
North of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, a Pacific Coast wilderness area stretches north, comprised of mountains, creeks, hiking trails and giant redwood trees. You’ll find all of these things and more in the recreational spaces of the Muir Woods National Monument. Visiting some of the world’s largest trees, complete with the other incredible birdlife that calls this forest home, is a great way to escape urban California and discover one of the state’s celebrated natural spaces. Check out these tours for a great range of ways to visit Muir Woods today.
Muir Woods and Giant Redwoods Tour from San Francisco
Get out of the big city and into the even bigger forest at Muir Woods National Monument. The giant redwoods here, some of them between 500 and 800 years old, tower above you like no human construct can, gnarled and natural. Also known as giant sequoias, you’ll have around 75 minutes to wander through groves of these magnificent trees before heading to Sausalito, a city on the bay, north of San Francisco. You can upgrade to return from here by ferry. From $79 per person.
Muir Woods National Monument Guided Tour
For anybody who wants a Muir Woods guided tour only, without any additional stops, this 3.5-hour option allows guests 90 minutes wandering amid the groves of giant redwoods. Your guide will lead you along the best hiking trails, laying out details about the woods as a natural habitat and the species that reside here along the way. You’ll also cross the Golden Gate Bridge to get there. There are usually three daily departures for this tour. From $85 per person.
Muir Woods and Sausalito Half-Day Trip
With pick-up from central San Francisco, this half-day tour crosses the Golden Gate Bridge, stopping for a photo if the fog allows. Next up is Muir Woods, where you’ll have a chance to wander among the redwoods towering many feet above you. The second half of this tour involves a guided coach tour of nearby Sausalito, followed by free time to explore the city, with its Mediterranean vibe. Daily morning and afternoon departures. From $89 per person.
Muir Woods, Sausalito and Alcatraz from San Francisco
As you bump up to the next price bracket for Muir Woods tours, you find a great way to combine many highlights of the San Francisco area into one handy tour. Perfect for anybody with a short amount of time to spend in the city. You’ll stop by the giant redwoods and spend a little time in Sausalito. In addition, the tour fee includes a round-trip ferry across San Francisco Bay and entrance to the infamous Alcatraz, a former prison, to cap off this full day of unique experiences. From $125 per person.
Muir Woods Wine Tour with Napa & Sonoma
As with the other tours on this list, you’ll cross the Golden Gate Bridge, and stroll through the huge natural wonders that are the giant sequoia trees. From there, further north of Muir Woods, is one of the world’s most revered wine producing areas, which includes Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley. This full-day tour includes two wine tastings, although the entry fee to Muir Woods is, curiously, not included. Departures on Fri-Mon and Wed. From $169 per person.