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Filoli Guided Tours, Hikes, and Walks

Contact

Email: tours@filoli.org

Phone: (650) 364–8300,
extension 509
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 509.


More Information
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, unique 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.

Sunday Tours— For A Limited Time!

Take a docent–guided one–hour tour of the House or Gardens on Sundays in June and July. Plan to spend the day at Filoli, with lunch in the Café, and join us for both tours! Walk–ins only, no need to register in advance.

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). Use the links under Guided Hikes and Walks below to schedule your Nature Preserve Hike. Groups of 12 or larger should contact Visitor Services at (650) 364–8300, extension 509.

Guided Hikes and Walks

Nature Hikes

Saturday Nature Hikes – A benefit of membership!

Morning Hikes, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturdays*, July 30, August 13, August 20, August 27, September 10, September 17, October 1, or October 22
Afternoon Hikes, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Saturday, October 15
Instructor: Filoli Nature Education Docent

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 members or with paid admission to Filoli – $20 adults; $10 children.
Non–member fee includes same–day admission to the House and Garden during normal business hours, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm.

*Except on Special Event days.

Nature Hikes

Sunset Hikes

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wednesday: August 17
Thursday: August 18
Instructor: Filoli Nature Education Docent

Experience the tranquility of Filoli’s nature preserve in the light of the setting sun. Bring your family for a hike in the woodlands at dusk, the ideal time of day to spot our resident wildlife. Don’t forget your cameras and binoculars! This is a two–hour hike on varied terrain. At times it can be strenuous. Please discuss any physical limitations with your docent before you head out. For safety reasons (narrow, steep, and rocky) strollers and wheelchairs cannot be accommodated on the trails.

Adult Fee: $10 members; $15 non–members.
Child Fee: $5 members; $10 non–members.
Children 5 and older are welcome. Non–member fee includes same day admission to the House and Garden.

Nature Hikes

Orchard Walks – A benefit of membership!

The Orchard at Filoli is 6.8 acres in size and includes more than 600 fruit tree varieties, including apples, pears, plums, quince, apricots, nectarines, plums, nuts, and more. It is an eclectic connoisseur’s collection of European and American varieties of fruits, many of which were originally grown for the enjoyment of the family of the estate.

Take a walk in our orchard and learn more about this defining landscape feature, taste fruit (when available) right off the tree and discover what Filoli is doing to conserve not only the rare fruits but the traditions of this unique heirloom orchard.

Summer and Fall Walks on Saturdays, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Saturdays, August 13, 27, September 10, October 8, 15, or 22

Summer and Fall Walks on Sundays, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm or 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Sundays, July 31, August 28, September 18, 25, October 9, or 16

Evening Walks, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Wednesday, August 17; Thursday, August 18
Instructor: Filoli Nature Education Docent

Fee: Free for members or with paid admission to Filoli – $20 adults; $10 children.
Children 7 and older are welcome. Non-member fee includes same day admission to the House and Garden during normal hours.*
*Evening Walks — Filoli closes at 3:30 on Wednesdays and re–opens for evening walks at 5:30 pm. We recommend you visit the historic town of Woodside for an early evening snack or meal.