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 »
Muir Beach is OPEN but Muir Beach Overlook closed until August 1, 2014.
Muir Beach is open but the Muir Beach Overlook is closed for construction until August 1, 2014. Muir Beach is open to the public every day, including holidays at 9 AM and closes one hour after sunset.
Doing Business with the Park
New! Most Commercial Operators Must Have a CUA
Commercial operators are required to learn and understand the rules, regulations, and park policy about bringing clients to Muir Woods. Please click to access the most current manual (Spring 2013) for commercial operators.
Commercial Use Authorizations
Muir Woods is a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The GGNRA grants commercial use authorizations for commercial carriers, outdoor fitness operators, and guided services. Click to learn more about CUAs and download an application. Or, visit
Did You Know?
Muir Woods’ Cathedral Grove hosted the first United Nations conference May 19, 1945. Present were delegates from 48 nations to establish a lasting peace following the Second World War. More...