• Visitors appear very small amongst the redwood trees.

    Muir Woods

    National Monument California

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  • Ranger's tips on how to find parking

    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. Take the Muir Woods Shuttle weekends & holidays through October. More »

  • Trail closures: Middle Green Gulch Trail and Hillside Trails access limited.

    Hillside Trail closed 10/6-8 and after 10/14 for construction and rehab. Middle Green Gulch trail is accessible from the farm, starting at the office end of the farm. Access to Middle Green Gulch is closed from the Kaasai direction during the week. 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?

Ladybugs gathering on end of log at Muir Woods National Monument.

Every year Convergent Ladybugs migrate to Muir Woods from California’s central valley seeking the cool refuge of the redwood forest. You can see them resting in large clumps on plants and fence posts.