• 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 »

  • 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.


Muir Woods National Monument
1 Muir Woods Road
Mill Valley, CA 94941

GPS Coordinates
Lattitude: 37 degrees 53.519 minutes North
Longitude: 122 degrees 34.253 minutes West


Driving to Muir Woods?

From San Francisco

Muir Woods is located 11 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Take Highway 101 North
Take the Mill Valley/Highway 1/ Stinson Beach Exit.
Follow the signs to Highway 1
Follow the signs to Muir Woods.

From the East Bay

Take the Highway 580/Richmond/San Rafael Bridge West
Take Highway 101 South
Take the Stinson Beach/Mill Valley Ext
Follow the signs to Highway 1
Follow the signs to Muir Woods

Vehicles over 35 feet long are prohibited. There are no RV parking facilities. RVs must park on the street.

Click here for an interactive map with driving directions to Muir Woods National Monument.

Please refer to Traffic and Travel Tips and Travel Advisories for more details.

Two green and white Muir Woods Shuttles at the Muir Woods stop. Passengers who take the shuttle have better parking near Highway 101 and are within steps to the Muir Woods entrance.  Marin Transit Route 66,   operates on weekends and holidays only, from March 29 through October 26, 2014.

Two Muir Woods Shuttles stop near the Muir Woods entrance. Passengers who ride the shuttle find more available parking near Highway 101, board the shuttle, and arrive within steps to the park entrance.

NPS photo by Ranger Lou Salas Sian

On weekends and holidays only, the Muir Woods Shuttle picks up passengers near Highway 101 where parking is more available and drops them off within steps to the Muir Woods entrance. The Muir Woods Shuttle operates from March 29, 2014 to October 26, 2014.Click here for details about schedules and Muir Woods Shuttle stops.

Did You Know?

Volunteer planting native vegetation along Redwood Creek.

Volunteers and staff of Redwood Creek Nursery and Muir Woods National Monument have planted approximately 20,000 plants along Redwood Creek since 2003. More...