Be A Junior Ranger
Welcome to the Golden Gate National Parks. Here at Golden Gate, we only have three different opportunities for you to participate in the Junior Ranger Program. There is one at Muir Woods National Monument, one at the Marin Headlands, and the last is on Alcatraz Island. Feel free to download and print a copy of your Jr. Ranger booklet prior to your visit or pick one up at our visitor center. Enjoy!
Junior Ranger Activity Book—Alcatraz Island (PDF, 6 MB)
Explore the mysteries of one of the most famous prisons in the United States. Uncover the different layers of histories that can be found during your visit. Are you ready to take the oath to become an Alcatraz Jr. Ranger?
Junior Ranger Activity Book—Marin Headlands
Explore the wonders of nature in the Marin Headlands just north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Learn about ocean ecology as well as the history of the inhabitants of years past, while taking up the oath to become a Jr. Ranger of the park.
Jr. Ranger Activity Book: Muir Woods NM
Did You Know?
Serpentine soils are home to many rare and endangered plants because they lack nutrients and contain metals toxic to plants--conditions that have led to special adaptations in the plants that can survive on them.