• 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. Middle Green Gulch Trail at Muir Beach access limited.

    Middle Green Gulch trail is accessible at all times 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. All trails open after 4:30 M -- F, and all day Saturday/Sunday. More »

  • Ranger's Tips on How to Experience Muir Woods Safely and 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 »

Event Details

  • 12/21/2012

    Location: 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.