• 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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  • All Trails at Muir Woods are Open. Green Gulch Trail at Muir Beach to Close

    The Green Gulch Trail from Kaasi Road will be closed for restoration construction on the weekdays from 7 AM - 4:30 PM beginning early August through October 2014. Full trail access will be available during evening hours and weekends. Signs will be posted. More »

  • 7 Ranger's Tips on How to Experience Muir Woods Safely This Summer or How to Find Parking

    Summer is the busiest for Muir Woods. Parking is limited. Often visitors find shoulder parking and walk on the narrow road to the Visitor Center. Read the ranger's tips on the Best Times to Visit Muir Woods. On weekends & holidays, take Muir Woods Shuttle More »

  • Ride the Muir Woods Shuttle. Summer is the busiest time for Muir Woods. Parking limited.

    Muir Woods is experiencing high numbers of visitors. Summer traffic and unsafe parking behaviors are adding stress to visitors and residents. Expect delays on Hwy 1 as people drive to and from Muir Woods and local beaches. Read 7 Ranger's Tips on Parking. 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?

Volunteers working during Earthday restoring native habitat.

You can help with habitat restoration at Muir Woods and Redwood Creek, by volunteering at one of our regular drop-in programs, Wednesdays from 10 am to 1 pm. Call 415-383-4390 for more information. More...