Ranger's tips on 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 »
Trail closures: Middle Green Gulch Trail and Hillside Trails access limited.
Hillside Trail closed 10/6-8 and after 10/14 for construction and rehab. Middle Green Gulch trail is accessible 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. 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...