• Visitors appear very small amongst the redwood trees.

    Muir Woods

    National Monument California

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.

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