No access to Muir Beach Parking Lot October 16-21
Paving work on Pacific Way- no access (walking or driving) to Muir Beach parking lot Oct 16, 17, 20 and possibly 21 from 8am to 5pm, residents excepted.
Ranger's tips on how to find parking
Parking is limited. Often visitors find shoulder parking and walk on the narrow road to the Visitor Center. Read the ranger's tips on the Best Times to Visit Muir Woods. Take the Muir Woods Shuttle weekends & holidays through October. More »
Trail closures: Middle Green Gulch Trail and Hillside Trails access limited.
Hillside Trail closed 10/6-8 and after 10/14 for construction and rehab. Middle Green Gulch trail is accessible from the farm, starting at the office end of the farm. Access to Middle Green Gulch is closed from the Kaasai direction during the week. More »
7 Ranger's Tips on How to Experience Muir Woods Safely This Summer or How to Find Parking
A Ranger's Tips on Experiencing the Best of Muir Woods
Tip #1: Take the Muir Woods Shuttle offered on Saturdays, Sundays, and some holidays from March 29 to Oct. 26 only.
Tip #2: Visit Other Redwood Parks
If you are staying south of the Golden Gate Bridge...
If you are staying north of the Golden Gate Bridge...
If you are staying in the East Bay...
Tip #3: Arrive very early or later in the day. Mid-day is busy!
Muir Woods opens every day at 8 AM and closes with the daylight hours. Click here for closing times. For parking close to the park entrance, it's best to arrive early or later in the day. There are two parking lots at Muir Woods. On busy weekends or holidays, both parking lots tend to fill up quickly. If both lots are full, park on Muir Woods Road and walk in. Do not park in the red zones, of course!
On busy holidays, expect to walk as far as ½ mile (20 minute walk) to the entrance.
Tip #4: Other Times to Visit
Tip #5: Take a Commercial Tour Bus
Tip #6: View our photo essay about parking to help you plan a trip to the Woods.
Tip #7: Take the Marin Stagecoach and Hike Into Muir Woods
Did You Know?
President Theodore Roosevelt declared Muir Woods the 10th national monument on January 9, 1908. The first one donated by private individuals William and Elizabeth Kent.