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 »
Operating Hours & Seasons
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:
2014 Muir Woods Trading Company Hours:
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?
A burl is a mass of dormant buds grown on the redwood’s trunk. In the event of a fire or flood disturbance a burl will vigorously sprout shoots each with the potential to become a mature tree.