All Trails at Muir Woods are Open. Green Gulch Trail at Muir Beach to Close
The Green Gulch Trail from Kaasi Road will be closed for restoration construction on the weekdays from 7 AM - 4:30 PM beginning early August through October 2014. Full trail access will be available during evening hours and weekends. Signs will be posted. More »
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.
Muir Woods Centennial
January 9th, 2008 marked our 100th birthday as a National Monument.
Muir Woods was designated the 10th National Monument for the United States of America. Although it was the 10th National Monument, it was the first in three very important ways. It was the first time a private individual (William and Elizabeth Kent) donated land to the federal government to create a National Monument. It was the first time a National Monument was created in an urban setting, just 12 miles north of San Francisco. And it was the first time the Antiquities Act of 1906 was used to preserve a living species, the Coast Redwood tree.
To learn more about upcoming events please visit our schedule of events.
Muir Woods' Park Partners
The Save the Redwoods League has been working to protect redwoods for 90 years and lists among its co-founders the donor of Muir Woods: William Kent. Today, they continue their link to Muir Woods through generous grants to support the park's education program (buses to bring city youth to learn among the redwoods) as well as other interpretive and research efforts. The Save the Redwoods League funded the special poetic treasure hunt, a Quest, as a fun adventure for young people in honor of the Centennial...download your copy or pick one up at the park's Visitor Center.
Did You Know?
Volunteers and staff of Redwood Creek Nursery and Muir Woods National Monument have planted approximately 20,000 plants along Redwood Creek since 2003. More...