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Filoli Guided Tours, Hikes, and Walks



Phone: (650) 364–8300,
extension 507
Fax: (650) 367–0724

For Large Groups

For group tours or group lunches of 12 or more, contact Visitor Services at (650) 364–8300, extension 208.

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Filoli Visitor Map
Filoli Visitor Map

A detailed layout of the House, Gardens and pathways.

For best results, print on 8.5x14 paper. Requires Acrobat Reader. Full Color Versions available at the Visitor and Education Center upon arrival.

Ironwork detail of a Filoli gateIronwork detail of a Filoli gate. Photo by: Donnetta Murray

We offer a variety of guided tours, hikes, and walks to help enrich your Filoli experience. All tours are free with the price of admission. Prepaid advanced reservations are recommended, especially during April and May.

Groups at Filoli are considered 12 or more. Please call Visitor Services for group rate information.

House & Garden Tours

Guided by Filoli volunteer docents, these tours last approximately two hours. An hour is spent in the House and an hour is spent in the Garden. The walking is at a casual pace as the docents talk about each area. Tour times are Tuesday through Saturday at 10:30 am and 1:00 pm. During April and May there is an additional tour at 11:30 am.

Nature Preserve Hikes

Filoli offers a wide range of hikes and walks through its Nature Preserve throughout the year for adults, families, and groups. For more information, see the flyer, Filoli Nature Experiences for Friends and Families (PDF 448K) and Filoli Nature Education for Schools (PDF 449K).

Guided Hikes and Walks

Nature Hikes

Nature Hikes

Saturday Nature Hikes — A benefit of membership!
2015 dates to be announced.

Did you know that Filoli’s nature preserve has more than seven miles of trails crisscrossing six different types of native California habitats? Join experienced Nature Education Docents on a guided, two–hour hike along some of these well–maintained trails. Experience the beauty and tranquility of our nature preserve while learning about the natural environment and the wildlife that make Filoli their home.

Fee: Free for current members or with paid admission to Filoli. Non–member admission prices February through May: $20 adults, $17 seniors; $10 students and National Trust for Historic Preservation Members. Reservations are required.
To make reservations contact Visitor Services by email to or by phone to 650–364–8300, extension 507.
*There are no hikes in August. Special Events include nature hikes; Special Event prices apply. Please visit our web site at for 2015 Special Event dates.

  • Fee includes access to the House and Garden.
  • To make reservations, please contact Visitor Services.
  • Scout Troops and other groups can also plan a special hike. Please contact Visitor Services.

*Except on Special Event days.

Dining Options for Groups

Groups of 8 – 20

For your convenience the Café at Filoli offers you the opportunity to order box lunches. This gives you designated seating in the Café. The price is $17.00 per box lunch. The box includes a sandwich, side salad, brownie/cookie and beverage. A 50 percent deposit is due at booking. Final order and non–refundable payment is required two weeks prior to visit. For information on tour reservation and group lunch options please email or phone Visitor Service at 650–364–8300, ext 208.
Picnicking is not allowed at Filoli. Filoli is NOT available for fundraisers, auctions (live or silent), political events, parties, celebrations, weddings or commitment ceremonies.

Groups of 21 or larger

Please contact Filoli Visitor Services about group rental options. Please email or phone (650) 364–8300, ext. 208