Muir Woods Shuttle to Operate on Select Holidays Only
First time ever, Muir Woods Shuttle, Marin Transit Route 66 will operate on Thanksgiving weekend November 28 - December 1, Winter Solstice December 21, and day after Christmas to New Years Day, December 26 - January 1. Click for fees, schedule, & stops More »
Muir Beach Closed (not Muir Woods) July 8th to Mid-December 2013
This alert applies to Muir Beach, and not Muir Woods. Muir Beach closed July 8th to mid-December 2013 for restoration/construction. No restrooms or parking available at Muir Beach during this period. Check back for updates or call (415)561-3054. More »
Trail Work Ahead
We're taking the time to repair our trails. Please don't be surprised on the trail to find it might be closed. The Hillside Trail is open through the winter. The Ocean View Trail is closed for the winter. The Bootjack is closed at the Spur More »
12/21/2012Location: Muir Woods Time: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM Fee Information: Entrance fee applies
Simpler, Safer, Serene
Winter Solstice is Changing at Muir Woods
Friday, 12/21/12, Noon - 5 PM
Muir Woods invites you to a new Winter Solstice program that celebrates the shortest day of the year instead of the longest night.
Experience a Winter Wonderland of sights, sounds and fragrances with a day-lit walk among the giant trees.
- Interpreters along the trail share the highlights of the season
- Explore nature sounds recordings by experts Dan Dugan and Gina Farr
- Loosely Knits perform woodland melodies in the Visitor Center
- Make co-ho-ho and banana slug hats
- Muir Woods Trading Company Café special solstice menu
- Ane Carla Rovetta's joyful storytelling toward day's end
As the sun sets, we'll return the forest to its restful night. A luminaria-lit plaza will see you safely home. Check back to download a copy of the Muir Woods DIY Kit to create your own Winter Solstice traditions at home.
Park closes at 5 PM.