• 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. Join a program in English, Japanese, Chinese or Spanish!


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  • Becoming a Wildlife Detective

    Wednesday, September 17, 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

  • Cool, Clear Waters

    Saturday, September 20, 2014

    Take Ranger Lou’s insider’s tour at Muir Beach to learn how the National Park Service created new habitat for coho salmon and the California red-legged frog. More

  • I'm Outa Here Hike

    Thursday, September 25, 2014

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

  • Trails Less Traveled

    Saturday, September 27, 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

  • Redwoods to the Ocean

    Sunday, September 28, 2014

    Join Ranger Lucy from Muir Woods all the way to Stinson Beach along one of Marin's famous trails, the Dipsea, on this moderate 5 mile hike. 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?

Ladybugs gathering on end of log at Muir Woods National Monument.

Every year Convergent Ladybugs migrate to Muir Woods from California’s central valley seeking the cool refuge of the redwood forest. You can see them resting in large clumps on plants and fence posts.