• Visitors from all over the world come to explore the tranquility, beauty, and nature sounds of Muir Woods National Monument.

    Muir Woods

    National Monument California

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  • All Trails at Muir Woods are Open. Green Gulch Trail at Muir Beach to Close

    The Green Gulch Trail from Kaasi Road will be closed for restoration construction on the weekdays from 7 AM - 4:30 PM beginning early August through October 2014. Full trail access will be available during evening hours and weekends. Signs will be posted. More »

  • 7 Ranger's Tips on How to Experience Muir Woods Safely This Summer or How to Find Parking

    Summer is the busiest for Muir Woods. 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. On weekends & holidays, take Muir Woods Shuttle More »

  • Ride the Muir Woods Shuttle. Summer is the busiest time for Muir Woods. Parking limited.

    Muir Woods is experiencing high numbers of visitors. Summer traffic and unsafe parking behaviors are adding stress to visitors and residents. Expect delays on Hwy 1 as people drive to and from Muir Woods and local beaches. Read 7 Ranger's Tips on Parking. More »

  • Muir Beach is OPEN but Muir Beach Overlook closed until August 1, 2014.

    Muir Beach is open but the Muir Beach Overlook is closed for construction until August 1, 2014. Muir Beach is open to the public every day, including holidays at 9 AM and closes one hour after sunset.

Be A Junior Ranger

Investigating the animals in Muir Woods

Junior Ranger Day at Muir Woods

Last year, kids and families enjoyed the fun booths, talking with Park Rangers on horse back, journal making, and going on the Muir Woods Junior Ranger Program for ages 8-12 years. The free event in partnership with Chico State Field School will take place on April 19-20, 2014. Check back for details.

 
Photograph of a Junior Ranger booklet on a wooden table.

Cover of the Muir Woods Junior Ranger Activity Book

Be a Muir Woods Junior Ranger!

When you earn your Junior Ranger badge or certificate, you'll learn what park rangers do to help protect Muir Woods. As a Junior Ranger, you'll care for our national parks, teach others what you learn, and discover new ways to experience your environment. Pick up your free copy at the Visitor Center or download your very own here.

 
 
Forest Discovery: A Muir Woods Quest booklet. A fun and engaging activity for families with kids. Follow clues in the forest that lead to the quest box where you'll find a prize.

Redwood Discovery: A Quest in Muir Woods. A fun and engaging activity for families with kids.

Redwood Discovery: A Quest at Muir Woods

Create lasting memories as you and your family solve the rhyming riddles of this free activity to learn some of the secrets of the Woods known by rangers, and now you! In the end, find the treasure box and earn bragging rights for completing Redwood Discovery: A Quest at Muir Woods! Download your free copy here or ask for one at the Visitor Center. Suitable for kids 6-12 years old.

Did You Know?

Plants being grown in nursery at Muir Woods.

Since it was started in the 1980s, the Redwood Creek Nursery has propagated 96 different species of native plants for 3 different plant communities: alder riparian, coast scrub/grassland, and Redwood/ Douglas fir understory. More...