Tunnel to Marin Headlands Closed
The tunnel on Bunker Road from Alexander Avenue in Sausalito towards the Marin Headlands is closed for construction. Please follow the detour signs to Conzelman Road (just above the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge) to go up over the hill. More »
Muir Beach (but not nearby Muir Woods) parking lot closed July 8-November 2013
Muir Beach parking lot will be closed from July 8-November 2013 due to construction. Restrooms and parking will not be available at Muir Beach during this period. Pacific Way is closed except to residents. Check back for updates or call (415)561-3054 More »
CAUTION: Post Storm Damage to Coastal Trail
The Presidio Coastal Trail segment just north of the Pacific Overlook and adjacent to Lincoln Blvd remains CLOSED indefinitely. We have posted signage to alert bicyclists and hikers and with information for safe trail alternatives. More »
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!
Illustration by Benny Batom
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?
Illustrations by Melissa West
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?
Even if California and the West gets more rainfall with global warming, earlier snow melt and hotter summers will likely produce more drought stress, increasing susceptibility to pathogens and invasive species.