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 »
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?
A burl is a mass of dormant buds grown on the redwood’s trunk. In the event of a fire or flood disturbance a burl will vigorously sprout shoots each with the potential to become a mature tree.