Manzanita Park and Ride Parking Lot
Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941 No office or phone.
Parking at this public lot is free, but there’s a 24 hour limit after which you may be towed. Scroll down to read about problems with flooding and high tides in the portion of the lot closest to and underneath Highway 101.
The following Golden Gate Transit and Marin Transit routes connect here (check links for times and other stops on these routes): Route 22, Route 30, West Marin Stagecoach Route 61, Route 70 and Route 71.
Note: The Muir Woods Shuttles operate only during the summer (May through October) and during major Holiday Weekends. Except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years service has now ended for 2015.
The Manzanita Park and Ride lot is located just over the Sausalito border in Mill Valley. It serves as a major hub for local transit buses and has 302 spaces, some of them covered in the rain under the freeway. It’s across the street from Buckeye Roadhouse. During the nice weather parts of the year this is the busiest Park N Ride in Marin County.
The bus stop is located at the center of the parking lot. In addition to the Muir Woods Shuttle, Marin Transit, Golden Gate Transit and the Marin Airporter all stop at this lot.
Insiders Tip: Parts of the lot are at or below sea level and are subject to deep flooding in any rain (we’re talking 6 inches to a couple of feet of water) , especially at high tide. High tides alone can flood the lot at any time of the year. CalTrans closes parts of this lot when rains and/or tides are likely to produce problems. Driving through a salt water flood is not like driving through fresh water. The salt water that gets into the underside of your car from a relatively shallow puddle can cause thousands of dollars of damage in a case where fresh water would just have dripped away. Always avoid salt water flooding at all costs.
The Keys to Understanding the Confusing Muir Woods Shuttle Bus Stops in Sausalito and Mill Valley
Insiders Tip: The Muir Woods Shuttle Stops in Mill Valley and Sausalito can be confusing, and you have to check the date and whether it’s a weekday or weekend to know what stops are being used.
The Muir Woods Shuttle always stops at the Marin City Transit Hub.
The Muir Woods Shuttle uses the Manzanita Park and Ride Lot as a drop-off point coming back from Muir Woods ONLY on weekdays, and weekday service is offered only from May through October.
On weekends and holidays additional pick-ups and drop-offs in this area are at two different parts of the Pohono St. Park and Ride Lot in Sausalito, which is just on the other side of the freeway from the Manzanita lot. It’s a relatively short walk beneath the overpass between the two lots, although deep puddles can be a problem when it rains heavily or at times when there are very high tides.
The Muir Woods Shuttle is Route 66F on weekdays to signify that it adds an additional stop in each direction that connects Muir Woods to the Sausalito Ferry (during those times of the year when the Muir Woods Shuttle is operating on weekdays), and Route 66 on weekends, when there is no ferry connection.