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Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour

Muir Woods National Park
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Why Book With Us?

  • Private Tours with Custom Routes
  • Entertaining tour guides
  • Tours Include Traveling to the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Our Jeeps can go where the large tour busses cannot travel

  • Your Own Guide Private Tour with your own guide
  • Custom RouteTour Route Customized for You
  • Fully NarratedLearn as you explore SF
  • Family Friendly Perfect Family Activity

All the Muir Woods Tour Details

What time can we start?

Year Round:  Daily starting at 8:30 am, 1:00 pm

Closed on December 25 and January 1st.

Price Includes

  • Entertaining Tour Guide
  • Two to Three Hours - Private Tour for up to guests
  • Trip Over the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Guide gratuity is not included and definitely appreciated

What is cost for our Private Tour Group?

  • Private Tour Group: Three Hours of fully guided fun to Muir Woods

    • 2 Guests in your group – $ 203.00 per person
    • 3 Guests in your group – $ 147.00 per person 
    • 4 Guests in your group – $ 127.00 per person
    • 5 Guests in your group – $ 114.00 per person
    • 6 Guests in your group – $ 97.00 per person

    Add more time and see more sites:

    • Add 30 more minutes: $80.00 
    • Add 1 more hour:  $160.00

     

  • OPTIONAL: Muir Woods National Park Admission:

    Beat the ticket line at the park and purchase adult admission tickets in advance.  $15.00 per person ages 16 and up. Age 15 and under free admission.

Do We Fit?

Our Jeeps fit 6 guests plus the driver guide. Recommended seating for up to 4 adults and 2 children/teens in the 3rd row seating. 

No children or infants seated on laps.

 

Departure & Return Location

and Optional Hotel Pick Up

Tours start in Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco’s #1 destination 

  • Meet at 757 Beach Street San Francisco CA 94109 Cross Street is Hyde St. Near Ghiradelli Square and the Buena Vista Cafe.
  • Our meeting spot is Umbrella Alley. There is a Wells Fargo ATM at the entrance to the Alley.   
  • Please arrive early to make sure you are at the correct departure location.

Optional Hotel Pick-Up for Muir Woods Tours: 

You can meet us in Fisherman’s Wharf at our start location or we offer hotel pick up/drop off in some areas of the city: 

Fisherman’s Wharf area hotel pick up / drop off $32.00

Union Square, Nob Hill, Financial District or SOMA area hotel pick up / drop off $78.00 

Where does the Golden Gate Bridge part of the tour stop?

We cross the Golden Gate Bridge as part of the tour route. 

Depending on traffic and parking lot closures we will stop at one of these amazing bridge view spots.  All are great for photos.

  • North Tower visitor overlook 
  • Marin Headlands overlook 
  • Historic Fort Point (located under the South end of the Bridge)
  • Fort Baker (located near the North End of the Bridge)  

NOTE: With lots of stops and places to visit in a limited amount of time there will not be time to walk out onto the bridge sidewalks. 

What to Expect on the Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour
We customize the route based on the tour length.
  • Starting in Fisherman’s Wharf at Umbrella Alley or arrange for a hotel pick up Upgrade Option: Arrange for a hotel pick up and drop off
  • Some of the many route choices and stops are detailed below. Your tour guide will optimize your time by creating a route that takes you to your requested spots!
  • Your entertaining tour guide will drive you north over the Golden Gate Bridge to see giant redwoods, the Pacific Ocean, and Sausalito.
  • 1st we drive over the Golden Gate Bridge to beautiful Marin County. Muir Woods is North of the City in Marin County
  • Explore Muir Woods National Monument and the giant redwoods. Your visit inside the park is self-guided. Your guide will pick you up at the agreed-upon time. Time inside the park is generally 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Next a quick stop at Muir Beach Overlook to view the Pacific Ocean On a clear day you can see the Farallon Islands from this cliffside lookout
  • Heading back to the SF Bay the route includes is a quick stop in the bayside town of Sausalito. Options to return to San Francisco
    1) Take the Ferry from Sausalito
    2) Stay with guide and continue back to San Francisco
    3) Stay in Sausalito for dinining
  • Stop at the Golden Gate Bridge overlook for amazing pictures.
  • Your tour guide will return to Umbrella Alley at the end of the tour. Upgrade options include returning your group to your Wharf or Union Square area hotel or drop you off at a local restaurant, museum or attraction of your choice.
  • Upgrade: Add an half hour for 3.5 hours of exploring The 3.5-hour tour adds: Another view stop at the Golden Gate Bridge or more time in Sausalito or Muir Beach.
  • Upgrade: Add an hour for 4 hours of fun Additional time in Muir Woods, longer visits at Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, or Muir Beach, or a quick stop at the Pelican Inn in Muir Beach.

Tour Itinerary and Optional Destinations

Umbrella Alley in Fishermans Wharf

Umbrella Alley is the perfect Instagram-friendly backdrop for your San Francisco photos.

Fisherman's Wharf

San Francisco’s #1 tourist destination! Fisherman’s Wharf sign, with a crab emblazoned on a ship’s wheel, is one of the most photographed locations.

Crissy Field

Crissy Field was transformed starting in 2001 from a former military airfield into a beloved national park site

Presidio of San Francisco

Presidio was designated a National Historic Landmark and the site has been part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area since 1994

Spectacular views of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge

Spectacular views of Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge from the San Francisco shoreline

Muir Woods Giant Redwoods

Muir Woods National Monument is covered in dense forests of coastal redwoods some almost 1000 years old towering to over 250’ in height.

Muir Beach and the Muir Beach Overlook

Located on the Pacific Coast three miles west of Muir Woods, Muir Beach and Muir Beach Overlook should be part of any Marin visit.

Bayside Town of Sausalito

Sausalito is a laid-back California town with a Mediterranean vibe on Richardson Bay. North of San Francisco over the Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco’s most iconic landmark, the Golden Gate Bridge!

 

Marin Headlands

Located just north of San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge the Marin Headlands is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Palace of Fine Arts

The Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District of San Francisco, California, is a monumental structure originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition

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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ - Tour to Muir Woods & Sausalito

Do the Tours Ride Over the Golden Gate Bridge? Where do we stop?

We cross the Golden Gate Bridge as part of the tour route. 

Depending on traffic and parking lot closures we will stop at one of these amazing view spots.  All are great for photos.

  • North Tower visitor overlook 
  • Marin Headlands overlook 
  • Historic Fort Point (located under South End of Bridge)
  • Fort Baker (located near North End of Bridge)  

With lots of stops, places to visit and limited time there will not be time to walk out onto the bridge sidewalks. 

Is Muir Woods National Park Admission included in the price?

No -Muir Woods National Park Admission is not included in the price of the tour. 

$15.00 – Adult

Free – Children (15 years of age and under)

National Park Passes can be used at Muir Woods. 

We can pre-purchase the admission tickets for you – It is easy to add them to your reservtion.

OR you can purchase admission tickets at the entrance to the park.  

What is the weather In Muir Woods?

The coast redwood forest is cool most times of the year with temperatures ranging from 40-70 degrees F (4-21 degrees C).

Expect rain from late October to early May, and slightly warmer and dryer weather from June to August. Many say September and October are ideal months to visit.

If you are dressed for the elements and wearing sturdy shoes, you will enjoy your visit.

What trails are available in Muir Woods?

Muir Woods National Monument contains 6 miles of trails. There is a 1/2 hour loop, a 1 hour loop, and a 1 1/2 hour loop as well as longer hikes on trails that extend into surrounding Mount Tamalpais State Park. 

View a map of Muir Woods and its vicinity. All of these walks afford views of old-growth coast redwoods, the tallest living things in the world.

With the Jeep Tour schedule we suggest either the 30 minute loop “Main Trail to Bridge 2 and back” or 1 hour “Main trail to Bridge 3 and back ” loop.

Please check with your tour guide to plan the perfect lenghth visit.

0.5 mile/ 0.8 km Main Trail: Bridge 2 and back: Muir Woods’ main trail begins at the National Parks Visitor center and follows Redwood Creek on both sides of the stream. Enjoy views of old growth redwood forest from a stroller and wheelchair accessible boardwalk.

 

1 mile/ 1.6 km Main Trail: Bridge 3 and back: Muir Woods’ main trail begins at the National Parks Visitor center and follows Redwood Creek. Continue past Cathedral Grove for 0.5 m Bridge 4. Cross the bridge and walk uphill, then turn left on the Hillside Trail. This dirt path will return you to Bridge 2 and offers a different view of the forest.

Does the Jeep tour guide lead the tour inside Muir Woods?

No, Muir Woods is an amazing self guided experience with well marked trails. The National Park Service does not allow outside guides to conduct tours inside the park.

The tour guide will stay with the Jeep and be ready to depart for the next stop on your adventure.  

Bonus Items: Attend a Tree Talk: 15-minute talks and guided one-hour tours are presented when staffing permits. Check the program board at the park entrance for times. No reservations necessary.

NOTE: There is NO cell phone service or WiFi at or around Muir Woods National Monument. 

What and where is Muir Woods National Monument?

Muir Woods National Monument is in Marin County, California, just a few miles north of San Francisco. The 558-acre monument preserves one of the last remaining ancient redwood forests in the Bay Area. Some of the redwoods are nearly 1,000 years old and reach heights of more than 250 feet.

Named for conservationist John Muir, it was the 10th national monument to be designated under the Antiquities Act of 1906, the first to be in proximity to a major city, and the first to consist of formerly privately-owned lands.

Today, Muir Woods National Monument is home to more than 380 different plants and animals, including 27 species of mammals, 50 species of birds, 12 species of reptiles, and 5 species of amphibians.

Redwood Creek, the principal stream in the monument, runs clean and clear beneath the towering trees. Its waters are home to Coho salmon and steelhead trout—keystone species in many Pacific ecosystems.

Muir Woods National Monument is managed by the National Park Service as a distinct park unit within Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Established by Congress in 1972, Golden Gate National Recreation Area is one of the largest national parks in an urban area, spanning three counties: Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo. With more than 19 million annual visitors, the park is both an international destination and a local treasure for the 7 million people who call the Bay Area home. The park includes world-renowned destinations like Alcatraz Island, Muir Woods National Monument, and the Presidio, as well as sites of regional and national importance, including the Marin Headlands, Stinson Beach, Fort Mason, Ocean Beach, Fort Funston, Sweeney Ridge, and Mori Point.

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