• Visitors appear very small amongst the redwood trees.

    Muir Woods

    National Monument California

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  • No access to Muir Beach Parking Lot October 16-21

    Paving work on Pacific Way- no access (walking or driving) to Muir Beach parking lot Oct 16, 17, 20 and possibly 21 from 8am to 5pm, residents excepted.

  • 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

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 PM
Weekends: 7 PM

Weekdays: 5:30 PM
Weekends: 6:30 PM

Sept. 21, 2014 6 PM 5:30 PM
Oct. 12, 20145:30 PM5 PM
Nov. 2, 2014 4:30 PM 4 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?

United Nations in Muir Woods National Monument in 1945

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...