• 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 »

Virtual Tour

A couple takes an early morning stroll through a grove of ancient redwoods. Early morning is the best time to experience the quiet, primeval qualities of an old growth redwood forest when very few people are in the park. Park opens every day at 8 AM.

A couple on an early morning stroll through MuirWoods when few people are in the park. The park opens every day at 8 AM.

Photo by NPS Park Ranger Lou Salas Sian

Check Out a Photo Essay about Parking at Muir Woods

Summer is the busiest time for Muir Woods when people have the most difficult time of finding a place to park. Click here for a parking photo essay.

Muir Woods is part of a redwood range that spans the California/Oregon border to Monterey. Click here to read a ranger's tips about the best way to experience the coast redwood forest during a busy summer.

Did You Know?

Banana Slug moving accross trail in Muir Woods

Banana Slugs are North America’s largest land mollusk. They are a gastropod which means footed stomach. They crawl along the forest floor crunching up and decomposing dead material. More...