• View of the Golden Gate Bridge, taken from the Marin Headlands, looking towards San Francisco at sunrise.

    Golden Gate

    National Recreation Area California

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  • Tunnel Closure

    The Barry/Baker tunnel on Bunker Road will be closed for maintenance during the weeks of 6/2 and 6/9. The tunnel will be open on the weekends. Please use Conzelman Road instead. More »

  • Muir Beach Overlook closure

    The Muir Beach Overlook will be closed for Accessibility improvements and trail upgrades from June 2 through July 21. Alternate viewpoints are available along Highway 1 between there and Stinson Beach.

Nature Detectives


Nature Detectives is an educational game (linked to 3rd to 5th grade science) in which players explore the ancient redwood forest of Muir Woods National Monument. Choose your challenge - Crustacean Frustration, When a Tree Falls in a Forest, Plant Invasion, or What Needs Fog? - or, just take a close look at the redwood forest through beautiful 360 degree panoramas. You can experience the sights and sounds of the redwood forest, while learning about habitats, adaptations, interdependence, and species competition.

The activity is designed to take about 20 to 40 minutes and must be completed in one sitting. Your data will not be saved once you quit the game.

The game requires your monitor to be set to at least 800x600 resolution and you must have Flash version 8 or greater installed to play. If you don't see a way to start the game on the entry page, you probably need to update your version of Flash.

· Play Nature Detectives -- Please be patient, it may take several minutes to load.

· Play screen reader accessible version of Nature Detectives

Did You Know?

Presidio Trust & Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

Golden Gate National Recreation Area works in partnership with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and the Presidio Trust in Volunteer Management. These creative partners have widened the scope of diversity and taken the program to a higher level.