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Giant Redwood Forest, Sausalito and Coastline

Discover the giant sequoias of Armstrong Redwoods Natural State Reserve, Sausalito and the Coastline

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San Francisco
1 day
Starts: From your hotel in San Francisco between 7:30 a.m. and 8:15 a.m.
Ends: To your hotel in San Francisco around 5:00 p.m.
Free cancellation!


This tour is a chance to experience from San Francisco all that Northern California has to offer- giant redwoods at Armstrong Natural State Reserverve (lesser known Bay Area jewel not traveled by large groups of tourists), a stunning coastline, tiny railroad towns, Hollywood movie locations and wonderful views of San Francisco from Sausalito.

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Tour details


  • San Francisco hotel pick up / drop off
  • Transportation
  • Guided tour in small groups
  • Access Tickets

Not included

  • Tips
  • Food and drink
  • Sausalito ferry (optional)

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! You can cancel this tour and you'll receive a 100% refund of the amount paid if you cancel more than 72 hours in advance. After this time, or in case you do not show up, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

San Francisco - Armstrong Red Woods - North Coast - Sausalito - San Francisco

Duration: 10 hours
7:30 a.m.

San Francisco Pickup

We start this tour with the pick-up at your accommodation in San Francisco between 7:30 and 8:15 a.m. Once the group is gathered, we will drive across the Golden Gate Bridge to Armstrong Redwoods Natural State Reserve, an out-of-the-beaten-track forest with the oldest and largest trees in the area, and even the planet!

Armstrong redwood forest san francisco

Armstrong Redwoods Natural State Reserve
Duration of the visit: 1 hour and 30 minutes

During our visit to Armstrong Redwoods Natural State Reserve, we will see the largest sequoias we have ever seen. We will enjoy a walk in this forest while the guide tells us curiosities about this magical park. Since this is a lesser-known Bay Area jewel, that is not traveled by large groups of tourists, it feels like the trees are there just for you. Your guide will give you the backstory of the park’s founder Colonel James Armstrong and his conservation efforts dating back to the 1870s. Trail enthusiasts can enjoy free time to explore parts of the 9.2-mile network for pathways that lead to an amphitheater, moderate hikes, and more

giant redwood forest
12:30 p.m.

Lunch: Guerneville and Goat Rock
Duration of the visit: 30 minutes

We will purchase lunch in the old railroad town of Guerneville and, weather permitting, take it to go picnic on the beach. We will spend time at Goat Rock, which many recognize from the film “The Goonies”. Old good memories!
Afterwards, sit back and relax as you enjoy the ride along the winding 2-lane highways of Sonoma County en route back to Highway 1.

Goat Rock beach
2:00 p.m.

Bodega Bay & Sausalito

We will stop in towns such as Bodega Bay, where Alfred Hitchcock’s film The Birds was filmed.

Before heading back to San Francisco, we will stop in one of the Bay Area’s most quaint towns: Sausalito. You’ll have about an hour to enjoy shopping and walking around the main drag’s art galleries. It’s also the picture-perfect spot with backdrops like San Francisco’s cityscape, and colorful houseboats and sailboats in the Sausalito Marina.

4:30 p.m.

Back to San Francisco

To return to San Francisco from Sausalito, there are two options. On the one hand with the vehicle we have made the tour with, which will leave us at our hotel around 6:00 p.m. On the other hand, you can take the 30 minutes ferry that connects Sausalito and San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf. The ferry ticket is not included in the tour, since not all travelers take this option, from Howlanders we recommend this option. Enjoy!

sausalito ferry

What to bring to Giant Redwood Forest, Sausalito and Coastline

  • ID Card
  • Appropriate clothing depending on the time of year
  • Comfortable footwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat or cap

Questions & Answers

  • What is the size of the group?

    In order to better enjoy this route, the groups are small, with a maximum of 14 people.
  • Do you offer discounts for children?

    Yes, we offer special prices for children under 12 years old, contact us.

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