Muir Woods Shuttle to Operate on Select Holidays Only
First time ever, Muir Woods Shuttle, Marin Transit Route 66 will operate on Thanksgiving weekend November 28 - December 1, Winter Solstice December 21, and day after Christmas to New Years Day, December 26 - January 1. Click for fees, schedule, & stops More »
Muir Beach Closed (not Muir Woods) July 8th to Mid-December 2013
This alert applies to Muir Beach, and not Muir Woods. Muir Beach closed July 8th to mid-December 2013 for restoration/construction. No restrooms or parking available at Muir Beach during this period. Check back for updates or call (415)561-3054. More »
Trail Work Ahead
We're taking the time to repair our trails. Please don't be surprised on the trail to find it might be closed. The Hillside Trail is open through the winter. The Ocean View Trail is closed for the winter. The Bootjack is closed at the Spur More »
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?
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.