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 government to protect it from destruction.

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Photo of a couple walking with a friend in a wheelchair at Muir Woods.

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.

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Muir Woods Trading Company store

Muir Woods Trading Company

Muir Woods Trading Company features beautiful, locally made redwood gifts and is currently only carrying items made, printed or engraved in the USA.

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Photo of visitors boarding the Muir Woods Shuttle/Marin Transit Route 66. The Muir Woods Shuttle brings passengers within steps of the entrance on weekends and holidays, March 29 - October 26, 2014 only.

Take the Muir Woods Shuttle

We are very busy this time of year and parking is very difficult. Avoid the discouraging parking situation and take the shuttle this weekend.

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Photo of three kids holding a piece of redwood, a banana slug, and deer antlers

It's Great to be a Kid!

Become a Junior Ranger (ages 8-12) or go on a Quest (ages 6-12) to learn the secrets of the forest on these fun and free kids activities.

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Child with a bucket, helping to clean up Ocean Beach at the California Coastal Cleanup Day.

Be A Park Hero! Volunteer for the GGNRA Today!

Learn how you can volunteer for GGNRA. There are many opportunities available for individuals, families, and even groups.

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Information about how to plan for a special event within the park.

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.

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Visitors enjoying the view from Bridge 2. People come from around the world to experience the tranquil beauty of Muir Woods; however, the famous park is experiencing high visitation and parking issues. A public meeting is planned to deal with the issue.

Sign up for updates on Muir Woods Reservation Plan

A public meeting was held on June 18 about a proposed reservation system to manage traffic congestion and visitation. Keep in touch for updates...

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One Tam

One Tam

Be part of ONE TAM, the campaign of the Tamalpais Lands Collaborative, and help ensure a healthy future for the mountain we cherish.

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