• 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.

Operating Hours & Seasons

Hours
Park is open every day at 8 AM, including holidays.

The park closes according to Daylight Savings Time. The Visitor Center, the Muir Woods Trading Company Cafe and Gift Shop, Muir Beach, Muir Beach Overlook, and Stinson Beach open at 9 AM, year round.

The closing times for 2014 are as follows:

Park Visitor Center Stinson Beach
Muir Beach Overlook



Jan. 26, 2014
6 PM 5:30 PM 7 PM
March 9, 2014
8 PM 7:30 PM 9 PM
Sep 21, 2014
7 PM 6:30 PM 8 PM
Oct. 12, 2014

Nov 2, 2014
6 PM

5 PM
5:30 PM

4:30 PM
7 PM

6 PM


2014 Muir Woods Trading Company Hours:

Gift Shop Cafe


Jan. 26, 2014
5:30 PM 5 PM
March 9, 2014

Weekdays: 6:30 PM
Weekends: 7 PM

Weekdays: 6 PM
Weekends: 6:30 PM
May 24, 2014
7 PM 6:30 PM
Sept. 2, 2014 Weekdays: 6:30 PM
Weekends: 7 PM

Weekdays: 6 PM
Weekends: 6:30 PM

Sept. 21 6:30 PM 6 PM




Climate

The park is cool, shaded and moist year round. Daytime temperatures at Muir Woods average between 40 and 70 degrees Farenheit. Be prepared for rain if visiting the park between October through May.

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.