Manzanita Park and Ride Parking Lot
Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941 No office or phone. Neighborhood: Marin City & Pohono St.
Parking at the public Manzanita Park and Ride 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 to the Manzanita Park and Ride lot (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 no longer top at this lot due to the pandemic. We’ll report here if service is resumed from this lot.
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. Marin Transit, Golden Gate Transit and the Marin Airporter all stop at this lot.
Insiders Tip: Parts of the Manzanita Park and Ride 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 having your car subjected to salt water flooding at all costs — read why here.