Temporary Closure of Waters Around Alcatraz Island
From 7/3 to 9/22 a 500’ marine buffer zone is in effect, closing the perimeter of Alcatraz Island to all private vessels to protect nesting seabirds during America's Cup racing. Tours to Alcatraz continue as usual during the races. More »
Muir Beach (but not nearby Muir Woods) closed July 8-November 2013, but local businesses are open
Though Muir Beach is closed from July 8-November 2013 due to construction, the PELICAN INN IS OPEN. Restrooms and parking are not available at Muir Beach. 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 »
Muir Woods Accessibility
Designated Accessible Parking
Assistive Listening Devices
Segments of Accessible Trails
Braille Brochure and Trail Map
Large Print Brochure
Accessible Cafe and Gift Shop
Usable Visitor's Center
Audio Described Brochures.
If you are planning to take a Ranger Led Tour, ASL Interpreters can be made available upon request. Click here for more information about ASL interpreter services.
As you arrive at Muir Woods, proceed to the main parking lot follow the signs to the accessible parking stalls located closest to the Visitor Center and park entrance. Accessible restrooms are located across from the parking stalls. The surface material within the entry plaza is a compacted mix of recycled asphalt and dirt. The surface is firm and stable. There are several accessible benches located in the entry plaza.
Inside the Park:
Once you arrive, head towards the Visitor's Center. Here is where you can request assistive listening devices for our Ranger Led Tours and Mp3 players containing an audio described recording of the Muir Woods Brochure. The Visitors Center also provides a copy of the Muir Woods Brochure in Braille along with a Braille Trail Map. After stopping at the Visitors Center, follow the raised accessible boardwalk. This boardwalk is part of the Muir Woods Main Loop trail. If you follow the raised boardwalk to the right it will lead to an accessible gift shop, café and restroom facility. Signage is provided. If you choose to continue into the Redwood Forest, the accessible boardwalk will continue for several hundred feet to the Pinchot Tree Area. There are several informational waysides along the boardwalk. If you proceed past the boardwalk you will encounter an asphalt trail which is usable; however, it contains potholes and severe cracks due to heaving tree roots. As funding and resources allow, we will continue to replace the existing asphalt with an accessible raised boardwalk.
As you exit the forest, please return any assistive listening devices and Mp3 players to the Visitors Center. We hope that you have enjoyed your experience at Muir Woods National Monument. Cick here for more information about Muir Woods. The National Park Service is striving to make your experience as accessible as possible. Please feel free to submit comments and suggestions to the Visitor Center 415-388-2595 or click here to email us. Individuals who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf/blind or have speech disabilities may utilize the following Federal Relay Service numbers:
(800) 877-8339 Federal Relay Service
(877) 877-6280 VCO
(877) 877-8982 Speech to Speech
(800) 845-6136 Spanish
(866) 893-8340 TeleBraille
Service animals are welcome as long as they comply with the Department of Justice ADA Revised Regulations. Click here to read the DOJ regulations as adopted 3/15/11.
Did You Know?
Terrane is a geologic term for a large tectonic block with a unique rock composition and metamorphic grade. There are about 10 Franciscan terranes along the coast near San Francisco.