• 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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  • Dipsea Foot Bridge at the Annex Lot is BACK!

    The Dipsea foot bridge at the Annex Lot is back in place. Thanks to all who took the Deer Park Fire Road detour. Taking those extra steps helped to save the endangered coho salmon from extinction and to protect Redwood Creek.

  • Muir Beach is OPEN

    Muir Beach is open to the public every day, including holidays at 9 AM and closes one hour after sunset. More »

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?

Coho salmon swiming in Redwood Creek.

Redwood Creek is home to some of California’s last remaining native run of Coho Salmon and Steelhead Trout. Every year after our first winter heavy rains the adult fish return from the Pacific Ocean to spawn.