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The best Muir Woods tours to choose from for the perfect Muir Woods day trip to the redwoods from San Francisco.

If you haven’t heard, there have been some big changes to visiting Muir Woods in 2018. Most notably the new required paid parking reservation system and online reservations for the Muir Woods Shuttle. With these new changes, getting to Muir Woods is easiest if you hop on one of the many Muir Woods tours that leave from the city.

But, which one should you choose?

These are our picks for the top Muir Woods tours from San Francisco!

Note: The Muir Woods entrance fee is $10 per adult, not included in the price of these tours. 

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Dylan’s Tours

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One of the best all-encompassing Muir Woods Tours that leaves from San Francisco – Dylan’s Tours

Muir Woods Tour Options: Dylan’s Famous Tour, Alcatraz & Famous Tour or Bike the Bridge & Shuttle to Muir Woods Tour

TripAdvisor has hundreds of tour operators that offer tours to Muir Woods, but only one of them is rated as the #1 Outdoor Activity in San Francisco (hint: it’s us).

Our full day Muir Woods tour from San Francisco is a blast and the seven hours on Dylan’s Famous Tour fly by with our passionate locals.

We’ve also recently launched the only tour of its kind — a combination bike rental and private Muir Woods shuttle. And, one of our most popular tour options is our Alcatraz and Muir Woods tour.

Grab your tickets for our Muir Woods Tour here

 

SF Excursions

Muir Woods Redwoods Trees San Francisco with SF Excursions

Go see the Muir Woods redwood trees San Francisco with SF Excursions.

Muir Woods Tour Option: Best Day in SF and Muir Woods

SF Excursions rolled onto the scene in 2017 to offer Muir Woods tours from San Francisco. This 100% local business is run by SF native (and brother to our very own Dylan David) Brendan David — who you just might recognize from our past tours!

 

Best Bay Area Tours

Go on a Muir Woods tour of California coastal redwoods with SF Excursions.

Go on a Muir Woods tour of California coastal redwoods with SF Excursions. // Ana via TripAdvisor

Muir Woods Tour Options: Muir Woods & Sausalito Tour or Muir Woods & Wine Country Tour

If you’ve already seen the sights around San Francisco and just want to tour Muir Woods, this might be the best Muir Woods tour from San Francisco for you. (We’re looking at you, SF local who doesn’t have a car, but needs to show out of town guests the redwoods of Muir Woods).

Best Bay Area Tours picks up from Union Square at 8am and 11am daily for their Muir Woods & Sausalito Tour.

You’ll get about 90 minutes to hike Muir Woods (one of the best things to do in Muir Woods) before enjoying lunch in the waterfront town of Sausalito and being dropped off back in Union Square.

This a great way to tour Muir Woods from San Francisco if you’re staying at a hotel near Union Square.

 

Extranomical Tours

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Redwood tours to Muir Woods with Extranomical // WonderGey via TripAdvisor

Muir Woods Tour Options: Muir Woods Expedition

During the busy summer months it can be tricky finding a San Francisco Muir Woods tour that isn’t sold out. That’s where Extranomical Tours come in.

Extranomical has some of the most expansive offerings of Muir Woods tours from San Francisco. As long as you don’t mind being in a big Muir Woods tour bus with a few dozen passengers, these tours might be a life saver.

 

Tower Tours

how to get to muir woods from san francisco

If you’re wondering how to get to Muir Woods from San Francisco, going on a Muir Woods bus tour is a great option. // AvgMom2Travel via TripAdvisor

Muir Woods Tour Options: Muir Woods Tour of California Redwoods

Tower Tours are the OGs of the comprehensive big bus packaged San Francisco redwood tour from Fisherman’s Wharf. Muir Woods bus tours are combined with everything from bay cruises to aquarium visits at Tower Tours.

These are big buses without the tacky corporate feel — their drivers are friendly and always have great suggestions on things to do around town (or what to do in Muir Woods) before and after taking you to the redwoods near San Francisco.

 

Tom’s Muir Woods Tour

Easily get from Sausalito to Muir Woods on Tom's Muir Woods Tour.

Easily get from Sausalito to Muir Woods on Tom’s Muir Woods Tour. // Photo by mifl68 via Flickr

Muir Woods Tour Options: Muir Woods & Sausalito Tour

Want to go on a Muir Woods San Francisco tour with an old friend? Then you’ll need to see Tom! Tom’s groups max out at only six people, so you really get an intimate tour.

Tom offers a fun little Muir Woods and Sausalito tour that begins with a hotel pick-up and ends at the Sausalito Ferry — where you’ll enjoy a scenic ferry across the San Francisco Bay with amazing views of Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and the city skyline.

 

SF Shuttle Tours

Cover the distance from San Francisco to Muir Woods with a Muir Woods tour bus from the city.

Cover the distance from San Francisco to Muir Woods with a Muir Woods tour bus from the city. // Hugo D via TripAdvisor

Muir Woods Tour Options: Muir Woods Tour

Here’s another great option for SF locals showing out-of-town guests around! San Francisco Shuttle Tours meet at the Ferry Building — that way you can grab a cup of famed Oakland coffee roaster’s Blue Bottle Coffee.

With SF Shuttle Tours you’ll be able to enjoy 90 minutes at Muir Woods and lunch in Sausalito before catching a ferry back to San Francisco.

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