Have you ever walked into a place and felt like you stepped onto another planet? That is exactly the type of feeling you’ll get once you step foot into Muir Woods. Named after conservationist John Muir, Muir Woods is located in a National Park and has been federally protected as a National Monument since 1908 and let us tell you, it is pristine. The air is crisp, fresh, and clean, and will make you want to breathe it in time and time again. Not to mention, the luscious greenery is insanely gorgeous. Towering and splendid redwoods surround you standing so tall your head must tip back all the way just to get a glimpse of the top of them.
The Woods consists of 558-acres complete with various guided hiking pathways so you have multiple ways to explore the last remaining ancient redwood forests located in the Bay Area.
There’s a lot to soak in and we’re here to make sure you’ve got all of the helpful tips you need to ensure you’re experiencing Muir Woods to the fullest. Check them out below. We have a feeling you’ll be thanking us later.
Tip 1: Muir Woods is accessible all year-round, 365 days from 8:00 am (PST) to sunset. Coincidentally, we fly to San Francisco all year-round too. Hmmm…this seems like a match made in forestry heaven. Book now.
Tip 2: Believe it or not, some things are still free. You can access the park for free several days out of the year:
*Otherwise the admission fee is only $10 per adult 16 years and older, and free for children 15 years of age or younger. See all the detail about booking passes here.
Tip 3: Parking is very (we repeat, very) limited so we recommend making a reservation in advance if you are going to drive your own vehicle. Otherwise, your best bet on getting to Muir Woods in the least stressful way is to take advantage of the Park’s shuttle service with tickets for adults 16 years and older at only $3 round-trip. Children 15-years-old and younger ride for free.
Tip 4: There is no cell phone service or WiFi so make sure to download your parking reservation or shuttle ticket in advance. Also be sure you have a meeting place and time if you and your group get separated. For real, there is NO cell service.
Tip 5: Since you are standing underneath all of the incredible trees, sunlight is stark. Bring layers in case you get chilly. Especially, if you’re touring outside of the summer season.
Tip 6: In case you work up an appetite, a quaint café is located on the property. Feast your eyes on the menu.
Tip 7: You can even take a piece of Muir Woods home with you! There is a gift shop located on the property with one-of-a-kind souvenirs. Here’s a sneak peek. Be sure to stop through because there is a lot more where all of those beautiful redwoods came from.
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