• 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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  • All Trails at Muir Woods are Open. Middle Green Gulch Trail at Muir Beach access limited.

    Middle Green Gulch trail is accessible at all times 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. All trails open after 4:30 M -- F, and all day Saturday/Sunday. More »

  • Ranger's Tips on How to Experience Muir Woods Safely and 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 »

Pets

Pets are not permitted in the park.The park is very small and can get very crowded. To protect the wildlife, other visitors, and your pet, we suggest that you visit nearby areas such as Muir Beach, the Coastal Trail, and some trails in the Marin Headlands where they are permitted on leash. Visit the Marin Headlands Visitor Center for maps that show dog-friendly trails within the Marin Headlands.

Marin County is a playground of trails for humans and their pets alike. The area is managed by several different agencies. Although Mount Tamalpais State Park does not allow pets on trails in general, dogs are permitted on leash on almost all trails of the Marin Municipal Water District and Marin County Open Space District.

Did You Know?

Ladybugs gathering on end of log at Muir Woods National Monument.

Every year Convergent Ladybugs migrate to Muir Woods from California’s central valley seeking the cool refuge of the redwood forest. You can see them resting in large clumps on plants and fence posts.