I mean really, it's only eight miles. Here's our plan:

  1. Take a ferry from our hotel in SF to Sausalito on Friday, June 12. It can be any time on Friday, I don't really care.
  2. Get from Sausalito to Muir Woods. This is the problem.
  3. Go back.

Our problem is that the shuttle (66F) that normally serves this starts June 22. This will not work.

We could take normal public transportation, but Google says that's a 1 h 42 min bus ride, with a terrible looking route:

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  • We're both in good shape, and can walk several miles if need be.
  • We're not dead set on going to the actual visitors' center - is there a closer spot that still has trees and paths and such?
  • I really don't like walking in places of questionable safety. But I'll do it if I have to.

So how can I get from Sausalito to Muir Woods on Fri June 12?

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    Is renting a car an option? – lambshaanxy Jun 7 '15 at 4:50
  • Does it have to be Friday? The shuttle runs on weekends off-season. – Max Jun 8 '15 at 12:23
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    You could take a taxi, Uber, Lyft, etc... Note that cell phone service is fairly poor around Muir Woods (depending on your carrier), so it might be best to arrange a preset time for the taxi driver to pick you back up. – Zach Lipton Jun 8 '15 at 22:06
  • At what time of day? The bus routes shown aren't really that far off from the driving route, and they do vary based on time of day. – Michael Hampton Jun 10 '15 at 18:36
  • Really any time on Friday (or Thursday, for that matter), @michaelhampton. – Undo Jun 10 '15 at 19:58

Rome2Rio suggests various options including public transport, taking a taxi, and driving. All in all the hassle-free option would be the taxi. Rome2Rio quotes approximately 30USD for the journey. It's a bit steep, but you're talking about ~13km. If not you can always rent a car and travel at your own schedule. I doubt that will be cheaper than 60USD though (2 times the cab fare for a return journey).

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