Muir Woods Shuttle to Operate on Select Holidays Only
First time ever, Muir Woods Shuttle, Marin Transit Route 66 will operate on Thanksgiving weekend November 28 - December 1, Winter Solstice December 21, and day after Christmas to New Years Day, December 26 - January 1. Click for fees, schedule, & stops More »
Muir Beach Closed (not Muir Woods) July 8th to Mid-December 2013
This alert applies to Muir Beach, and not Muir Woods. Muir Beach closed July 8th to mid-December 2013 for restoration/construction. No restrooms or parking available at Muir Beach during this period. Check back for updates or call (415)561-3054. More »
Trail Work Ahead
We're taking the time to repair our trails. Please don't be surprised on the trail to find it might be closed. The Hillside Trail is open through the winter. The Ocean View Trail is closed for the winter. The Bootjack is closed at the Spur More »
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.Read More
Welcome Back Salmon Postponed!
Welcome Back Salmon has been postponed, the date to be determined. For updates, follow us on Twitter, @muirwoodsnps, or check back at this website.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
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.Read More
All Walks of Life Visit, But Not All Walk
They're little, beautiful, and interesting and seem to punctuate the pleasantness of the Woods in spring, but these May Visitors are hardly noticed.Read 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
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
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?
Although once found across the northern hemisphere, Coastal Redwoods only exist along a narrow 500 mile coastal strip in northern California and southern Oregon.