• Visitors appear very small amongst the redwood trees.

    Muir Woods

    National Monument California

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  • A Woodland Winter

    Saturday, December 20, 2014

    In winter, Redwood Creek is full, the forest is softly lit, salmon are spawning, tiny winter wildflowers bloom. Easy, three mile walk for all ages. More

  • Winter Solstice

    Sunday, December 21, 2014

    Outdoor family and friends event to celebrate the shortest day of the year beneath the coast redwoods. More

  • Becoming a Wildlife Detective

    Wednesday, December 24, 2014

    Clues, animal pelts and skulls! Be a wildlife detective and discover how animals have adapted to their environment on this easy to moderate walk with Ranger Michelle in Muir Woods. More

  • Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods

    Sunday, December 28, 2014

    A sunrise stroll through Muir Woods. Listen to tall tales, see majestic trees, and hear the story of a redwood forest. Reservations required. More

  • Creatures of the Night

    Tuesday, December 30, 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

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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.

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