Muir Beach Parking Lot Closed June-November 2013
This alert applies to Muir Beach, but not nearby Muir Woods. Muir Beach parking lot closed June-November 2013 for construction. Restrooms and parking will not be available at Muir Beach during this period. Check back for updates or call (415)561-3054.
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 protect Redwood Creek and the endangered juvenile coho.
A Tree Lover's Monument
When John Muir learned that William and Elizabeth Kent were naming a redwood forest near San Francisco in his honor, he declared, "This is the best tree-lovers monument that could possibly be found in all the forests of the world." The couple had purchased the land to preserve its beauty and restful wilderness; and in 1908, they donated it to the federal governent to protect it from destruction.Read More
The Muir Woods Shuttle is Back! Weekends Only.
Instead of parking woes, take the Muir Woods Shuttle and arrive in ease. The Muir Woods Shuttle operates May 5 through October 27, 2013. Weekends onlyRead More
A tree falls and we were all there to hear it
A large redwood tree fell in Bohemian Grove last Winter Solstice. Nature sounds expert Dan Dugan recorded it from 1/3 mile away. Listen now.Read More
Access Information for People with Disabilities
Muir Woods is a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Click to read about the many accessibility resources for you while in the park.Read More
A Walk among Giant Trees
The trails in Muir Woods meander through ancient groves of coast redwoods, offering some of the most scenic and photographed views in California.Read More
Special Use Permits
Find out how to apply for a special use permit through the SPUG Office for filming, weddings, beach fires, or any other events that require a permit.Read More
New America the Beautiful Military Pass Debuts
Thanking America's Armed Forces, US Military members and their dependents qualify for a free annual pass to national parks. Starts May 19, 2012.Read More
The Best Job in the World
Share your love of nature and the forest by becoming a volunteer at Muir Woods. Volunteers welcome visitors and give interpretive programs.Read More
Did You Know?
Volunteers and staff of Redwood Creek Nursery and Muir Woods National Monument have planted approximately 20,000 plants along Redwood Creek since 2003. More...