• 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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  • The Dipsea Footbridge is Out!

    The Dipsea Footbridge is out until further notice. Take the Deer Park Fire Road to connect with the Dipsea Trail at Muir Woods. See map of Muir Woods and Vicinity. Taking the extra steps protects you and endangered coho salmon. Do not cross Redwood Creek. More »

  • 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 »

Animals

Bobcat sitting in an open marsh area near Muir Beach in the late afternoon sun.

Adult bobcat soaking up the late afternoon sun.

National Park Service

Redwood forests are quiet and deeply shaded places in which wildlife may seem rare or absent entirely. It's easy to remain unseen in this dense forest. Then, too, many of the forest creatures are nocturnal. Others live high in the forest canopy or in the soil or deep duff on the forest floor. In fact, redwood forests are surprisingly lively places. Visit some of our animal links below or check out the Wildlife Checklist to learn more about these elusive forest creatures...

Birds

Fish

Invertebrates

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.