Tom Martell is a very experienced Sierra Club guide and former steering committee chair.
He is also a member of the California Alpine Club, Mt. Tamalpais Preservation Council, The Sierra Historical Society and the
San Francisco & Marin County Visitors Bureau. Tom gives talks in the park on behalf of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.
His life has been built around his love for the the redwood trees and Muir Woods in particular. No one knows more about the terrain,
the history, the lore and the biology because this is not just a job for Tom, this is his life. He is unwavering in his commitment to the
preservation of these magnificent redwoods and their unique ecosystem. Tom really knows what he's talking about.
Also an avid world traveler, Tom has hiked in over 35 countries. He understands the needs of walkers and hikers, young and old -
and he makes you feel very much at home. You will be safe with Tom Martell and you will carry home unforgettable memories of the splendor
of Muir Woods. Just try and ask him a question he doesn't know the answer to!
Tom has also been walking the trails of Marin County for over 25 years and says you will never tire of the splendid scenery. An accomplished writer and regular contributor to local publications, Tom has been compiling a book on local mountain folklore for quite some time now.
"I am here first and foremost to give the visitor a glimpse into the life of the forest, not to steer them to the gift
shop or hurry them along to the next roadside attraction." - Tom Martell