Filoli Guided Tours, Hikes, and Walks
Ironwork 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. During April and May there is an additional tour at 11:30 am.
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).
Guided Hikes and Walks
Saturday Nature Hikes — A benefit of membership!
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 our natural environment and the wildlife that makes Filoli their home.
Fee: members FREE; non–members $20 adults, $10 children. Children 5 years and older are welcome. Non–member fee includes same day admission to the House and Garden. 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.
*There are no hikes in August. Some Special Events include nature hikes; Special Event prices apply. Please visit our Calendar of Events for 2015 Special Event dates.
*Except on Special Event days.
Daytime Walks through October 24, 10:30 am–12:00 pm
Led by Filoli Orchard Docents
Fee: FREE for members; non–members $20 adults, $10 children. Children 7 and older are welcome. Non–member fee for morning walks includes same day admission to the House and Garden. For safety reasons (narrow, steep and rocky) strollers and wheelchairs cannot be accommodated in the Orchard.
*Orchard Walks are also available during our summer program, Discovering Nature at Filoli and during Autumn at Filoli Festival on September 27.
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 email@example.com or phone Visitor Service at 650–364–8300, ext 208.
Groups of 21 or larger
Please contact Filoli Visitor Services about group rental options. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (650) 364–8300, ext. 208