Muir Woods Shuttle to Operate on Select Holidays Only
First time ever, Muir Woods Shuttle, Marin Transit Route 66 will operate on Thanksgiving weekend November 28 - December 1, Winter Solstice December 21, and day after Christmas to New Years Day, December 26 - January 1. Click for fees, schedule, & stops More »
Muir Beach Closed (not Muir Woods) July 8th to Mid-December 2013
This alert applies to Muir Beach, and not Muir Woods. Muir Beach closed July 8th to mid-December 2013 for restoration/construction. No restrooms or parking available at Muir Beach during this period. Check back for updates or call (415)561-3054. More »
Trail Work Ahead
We're taking the time to repair our trails. Please don't be surprised on the trail to find it might be closed. The Hillside Trail is open through the winter. The Ocean View Trail is closed for the winter. The Bootjack is closed at the Spur More »
Traffic and Parking Tips for a Busy Summer
To help you plan an enjoyable visit this summer, here are some tips about getting to the park.
Tip #1: Take the Muir Woods Shuttle offered on Saturdays, Sundays, and some holidays during the summer only.
Tip #2: Visit Other Redwood Parks
There is a large number of parks within the 2 million acres of coast redwoods, some of them logged and some of them are old growth like Muir Woods. For a very special experience combine your redwood park visit with a visit to the Sonoma or Mendocino wine country.
For information about other redwood parks, visit www.savetheredwoods.org or www.redwoodhikes.com.
Tip #3: Arrive very early or later in the day. Mid-day is busy!
On busy holidays, expect to walk as far as ½ mile (20 minute walk) to the entrance.
Tip #4: Other Times to Visit
Tip #5: Take a Commercial Tour Bus
Tip #6: View our photo essay about parking to help you plan a trip to the Woods.
Tip #7: Take the Marin Stagecoach and Hike Into Muir Woods
Did You Know?
Muir Woods’ Cathedral Grove hosted the first United Nations conference May 19, 1945. Present were delegates from 48 nations to establish a lasting peace following the Second World War. More...