• 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 »

Schedule Of Events

September and October park events in a pdf format.

Celebrate National Public Lands Day at Muir Woods Saturday, September 27 2014. Programs in English, Japanese, Chinese and Spanish! Call (415)388-2596 to learn more about these special programs and to RSVP.


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Events Upcoming for October

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  • Owl Wars

    Saturday, October 4, 2014

    Join Steffen Bartschat on a strenuous 5-mile-dusk hike through Muir Woods in search of owls struggling for supremacy in the old growth forest. More

  • I'm Outta Here!

    Monday, October 6, 2014

    Enjoy a moderate hike through the redwood forest along the Redwood and Sun Trails for spectacular views of the ocean. More

  • Muir Woods after Hours

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014

    A ranger-led leisurely night walk through an ancient redwood forest. More

  • Creatures of the Night

    Wednesday, October 8, 2014

    Discover the effects of light pollution on animals that prowl at night through a form of Morse Code on this moderate, 2 mile night walk. More

  • Caminando entre los mas Altos!

    Friday, October 17, 2014

    Descubramos los secretos de los árboles gigantes que residen en el Bosque Muir. En esta caminata fácil de una milla aprenderemos como estos árboles han sobrevivido por miles de años. More

  • Trails Less Traveled

    Saturday, October 18, 2014

    Join Ranger Aimee on a 4-mile exploration of the Ben Johnson and Dipsea trails. Ferns, creeks, tanoaks, and Leave No Trace. Bring sturdy shoes and water. Suitable for ages 8 and up. Space is limited. More

  • Nature and Conservation Photography Walk

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

    Capture the forest light and redwood plants the way early conservationists viewed Muir Woods with Ranger Bridget on this moderately strenuous walk for intermediate to advanced photographers. More

  • BioBlitzing at Muir Woods

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

    Join Save the Redwoods League and park rangers as we hike the trails and conduct a mini BioBlitz. More

  • Trails Less Traveled

    Saturday, November 1, 2014

    Join Ranger Aimee on a 4-mile exploration of the Ben Johnson and Dipsea trails. Ferns, creeks, tanoaks, and Leave No Trace. Bring sturdy shoes and water. Suitable for ages 8 and up. Space is limited. More

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Open every day, including holidays, between 8 AM and sunset. Muir Beach and Muir Beach Overlook are open from 9 AM to one hour after sunset. All programs meet at the Visitor Center and entrance fee applies unless otherwise indicated.

Phone the Muir Woods Hotline at 388-2595 for program information and updates on hours, seasonal news, trail conditions and program details. Also, follow us on Twitter @MuirWoodsNPS.

Ongoing Daily Programs
Rangers and volunteers present 15-minute talks and guided one-hour tours when staffing permits. Check the program board at the park entrance for times and locations of talks and tours. No reservations necessary.

Besides taking in a talk or tour, there are other ways to enhance your experience at the park. Muir Woods offers two self-guided programs that may be purchased for $1 each at the Visitor Center or the self-serve map box at Bridge 2. The Nature Trail Self-Guide and Watershed Hiking map takes you on a redwood ecology walk on the Main Trail from Bridge 2 through Cathedral Grove. Follow the numbered (1-10) posts that correspond with the numbered sections in the map.

The Muir Woods Historic Walking Tour map takes you from the Visitor Center to Bridge 4 and back. There are no numbered posts to follow. The historic walking tour highlights the ancient redwoods, scenic trails, gathering places, rustic structures, and memorials that weave stories of people and nature.

Linger at the beautiful wayside signs throughout the park and learn about redwood ecology and cultural history of Muir Woods. Families with children enjoy participating in the Junior Ranger or Redwood Discovery: Muir Woods Quest programs. See the For Kids section of this web site.

Did You Know?

Planting native plants in Muir Woods National Monument.

Between October 2006 to September 2007, volunteers put in 2,223 hours restoring the plant communities of Muir Woods and Redwood Creek. That’s an average of approximately 43 hours/ week of volunteer service! More...