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 »
Muir Woods at its Best
A Ranger's Tips on Experiencing the Best of Muir Woods
Tip #1: Take the Muir Woods Shuttle offered on Saturdays, Sundays, and some holidays from May 5 to Oct. 27 only.
Tip #2: Visit Other Redwood Parks
If you are staying south of the Golden Gate Bridge...
If you are staying north of the Golden Gate Bridge...
If you are staying in the East Bay...
Tip #3: Arrive very early or later in the day. Mid-day is busy!
Muir Woods opens every day at 8 AM and closes with the daylight hours. Click here for closing times. For parking close to the park entrance, it's best to arrive early or later in the day. There are two parking lots at Muir Woods. On busy weekends or holidays, both parking lots tend to fill up quickly. If both lots are full, park on Muir Woods Road and walk in. Do not park in the red zones, of course!
On busy holidays, expect to walk as far as ½ mile (20 minute walk) to the entrance.
Tip #4: Other Times to Visit
Tip #5: Take a Commercial Tour Bus
Tip #6: View our photo essay about parking to help you plan a trip to the Woods.
Tip #7: Take the Marin Stagecoach and Hike Into Muir Woods
Tip #8: Coming soon! A public transportation virtual field trip to Muir Woods. Stay tuned.
Did You Know?
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