• 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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  • 7 Ranger's Tips on How to Experience Muir Woods Safely This Summer or How to Find Parking

    Summer is the busiest for Muir Woods. 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. On weekends & holidays, take Muir Woods Shuttle More »

  • Ride the Muir Woods Shuttle. Summer is the busiest time for Muir Woods. Parking limited.

    Muir Woods is experiencing high numbers of visitors. Summer traffic and unsafe parking behaviors are adding stress to visitors and residents. Expect delays on Hwy 1 as people drive to and from Muir Woods and local beaches. Read 7 Ranger's Tips on Parking. More »

  • Muir Beach is OPEN but Muir Beach Overlook closed until August 1, 2014.

    Muir Beach is open but the Muir Beach Overlook is closed for construction until August 1, 2014. Muir Beach is open to the public every day, including holidays at 9 AM and closes one hour after sunset.

Fees and Reservations

Image of visitors at the Muir Woods Visitor Center on one of 17 Fee Free Days in 2011.

Visitors at the Muir Woods Visitor Center on one of the Fee Free Days in 2011.

NPS Photo by Lou Sian

Mark your 2014 calendars for Fee Free Days at Muir Woods!

Muir Woods joins national parks across the nation in waiving the entrance fees on special days in 2014. The following dates are fee free:

  • January 20 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • February 15-17 - Presidents' Day Weekend
  • April 19-20 - First Weekend of National Park Week
  • August 25 - National Park Service Birthday
  • September 27 - National Public Lands Day
  • November 11 - Veterans Day weekend


Note: June 14, Get Outdoors Day, is NOT a fee free day at Muir Woods.
The Muir Woods Shuttle Fee is not waived on Fee Free Days.

Fee waiver includes: entrance fees and commercial tour fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included, unless stated otherwise.
 

Entrance Fees for 2014

$7.00-Adult (16 years of age and older)

Free-Children (15 years of age and under)

America the Beautiful-National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass

The NPS is an important participant in the new Interagency Pass Program, America the Beautiful-National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passwhich was created by the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act and authorized by Congress in December 2004. Participating agencies include the National Park Service, USDA Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation.

The five passes in the interagency program are:

1) America the Beautiful-National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass-Annual Pass Cost $80

This pass is available to the general public and provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee for a year, beginning from the date of sale. The pass admits the pass holder/s and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas. (children under 16 are admitted free) The pass can be obtained in person at the park, by calling 1-888-ASK USGS, Ext. 1, or via the Internet at http://store.usgs.gov/pass.

2) America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Military Pass. Free. Beginning on Armed Forces Day, May 19th, 2012, active duty service men and women - Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and activated National Guard and Reserves - can obtain the new military version of the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Annual Pass. The pass will be accepted at National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Army Corps sites that charge entrance or standard amenity fees. The pass can only be obtained in person at those sites that charge a fee. (Not all sites charge a fee).

3) America the Beautiful-National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass-Senior Pass Cost $10

This is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over. The pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity.The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free). The pass can only be obtained in person at the park.The Interagency Senior Pass provides a 50 percent discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services.In some cases where Expanded Amenity Fees are charged, only the pass holder will be given the 50 percent price reduction. The pass is non-transferable and generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires.

4) America the Beautiful-National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass-Access Pass Free

This is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. Documentation is required to obtain the pass. Acceptable documentation includes: statement by a licensed physician; document issued by Federal agency such as the Veteran's Administration, Social Security Disability Income or Supplemental Security Income; or document issued by a State agency such as a vocational rehabilitation agency. The pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free). The pass can only be obtained in person at the park. The Interagency Access Pass provides a 50 percent discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launching, and specialized interpretive services. In some cases where Expanded Amenity Fees are charged, only the pass holder will be given the 50 percent price reduction. The pass is non-transferable and generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires.

5) America the Beautiful-National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass-Volunteer Pass Free

This pass is for volunteers acquiring 500 service hours on a cumulative basis. It provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee for a year, beginning from the date of award. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free). See what volunteer opportunities are available in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

6) $20.00-Muir Woods Annual Pass*

* This pass is good for 12 months. It admits the pass holder and all accompanying passengers in a private vehicle to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley.

Golden Eagle Passport, National Parks Pass and Golden Eagle Hologram

These passes have been discontinued and replaced by the America the Beautiful-National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass-Annual Pass.

Golden Age Passport

This pass has been discontinued and replaced by the America the Beautiful-National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass-Senior Pass

Golden Access Passport

This pass has been discontinued and replaced by the America the Beautiful-National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass-Access Pass

All National Parks Passes, Golden Eagle, Golden Eagle Hologram, Golden Access and Golden Age Passports will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass. Only paper Golden Age and Access Passports may be exchanged free of charge for new plastic passes.

Information for all Federal Agencies can be found at Recreation.gov

Interagency Pass FAQ's are available at http://store.usgs.gov/pass/general.html

 
Image of trail leading through Muir Woods.
Visitors exploring the trails of Muir Woods National Monunment.

Did You Know?

Sunrays reaching down through the forest canopy of the Coast Redwood trees.

Although once found across the northern hemisphere, Coastal Redwoods only exist along a narrow 500 mile coastal strip in northern California and southern Oregon.