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“Experience Muir Woods Without The Stress”

Tom's Muir Woods Walking Tours
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Owner description: Your Muir Woods Tour begins in your hotel lobby. You will be picked up at 7:30 AM, any day of the week or weekend, by private carrier. On the drive from your San Francisco hotel, take in spectacular Pacific Ocean & San Francisco Bay vistas. Your fully escorted walking tour will be on well maintained trails with easy grades, away from crowds, for three full hours. You will experience the rare morning serenity of an ancient redwood forest. The indiginous flora and fauna will unfold before you as you explore these peaceful woods in a way that isn't possible without Tom as your guide. See indigenous wildlife and enjoy conversation with Tom, a long standing Sierra Club leader. Absorb his rich knowledge of the flora & fauna of this unique ecosystem, the Redwoods themselves, Indian customs, park and local history and folklore. Tom is here to give you a glimpse into the life of the forest, not to steer you to the gift shop or hurry you along. Don't be shy, ask Tom any questions you like as you amble along the paths. He will astound you with his knowledge. Tom walks with you all the way through the park at your pace, pointing out every fascinating aspect and facet of the park and the magnificent Redwood trees that have survived here for hundreds of years. The walking tour covers 2 to 4 miles inside the Muir Woods forest, depending on your pace. This a very small group tour and Tom even provides drinking water, snacks and fruit juice. You and your party will be dropped off at the Sausalito Ferry, by private carrier, at the conclusion of your tour. Along the way you will see rolling hills, the town of Sausalito and more breathtaking San Francisco Bay vistas. The all inclusive fee of $75.00 also covers your Golden Gate Bridge Tolls and Park admission fees. There are no hidden extras! It really doesn't get better than this!
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

If you want to see Muir Wood,s minus the driving and parking nightmares associated with it, you can opt for a tour. Many large commercial tour operators offer trips to Muir Woods. They pick you up from a designated meeting point and then (most) limit you to about 90 minutes actually walking in Muir Woods. Tom Martell offers a tour where he takes very small groups to Muir Woods. He picks you up at your hotel early in the morning. You drive across the Golden Gate arriving at Muir Woods when it is still quiet. On the way Tom will give an overview of the preserve and the trees themselves. If it is raining, as it was on the day we went, he has umbrellas. If you are hungry he has some snacks. You get a full 2 hours to walk and, if time permits, he may take you to nearby Muir Beach. He drops you in Sausalito where you can return to San Francisco (either to the Ferry Building or Fisherman's Wharf). Such a nice, stress-free way to experience the magic of the Muir redwoods.

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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

This place is worth the visit. Beautiful and breath taking. Trees that are giants and reach to the sky. A beautiful creek runs between the two trails and gives a solid no of tranquility. The trees made me feel so small and I gained such a respect for that forest.

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Not the best attraction for a rainy day, but beautiful any way. Many trails to follow, depending on your physical condition, with many opportunties for pictures.

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Reviewed 6 February 2017

Muir woods is amazing. My family visited the park in December and even though it was freezing it was still amazing to see. We would've love to spend a whole day there as they had amazing trails. The red woods are amazing to see, very picturesque.

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Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

This is a historic place and wonderful view of very very old trees..Seniors can buy a life time to all national Forrest for $10 ...you can breath better then than any air outside of the area. There are plenty of restrooms and souvenirs with food. So enjoyable. ..I have a breathing problem and had no trouble walking on the smooth paths.

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