How to plan a

Day Trip to Muir Woods

Muir Woods is a short, and beautiful, drive across the Golden Gate Bridge to reach the famous Redwoods Forest. Here's how to plan the perfect Muir Woods day trip from San Francisco.

Step 1:

Reserve Parking

The earliest parking reservation is at 9:00 am and the last is at 4:30 pm.

Step 2:

Purchase Ticket

Purchase your park tickets in advance. This will save you time waiting in line when you arrive.

Step 3:

Dress Appropriately

Wear layers and a good pair of sneakers or hiking boots.

Step 4:

Pick a Trail

Multiple hiking trails start from the Muir Woods visitor center from easy loops to harder climbs.

Step 5:

Pack Snacks

There is a cafe at the Visitor Center, but you can also bring your own snacks or lunch.