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.
Things To Know Before You Come
MUIR WOODS VISITOR CENTER
The Muir Woods Visitor Center has information about the park including brochures, maps of the area, current weather and trail conditions, as well as dioramas and seasonal displays. In addition the Visitor Center sells books and other items specially chosen to increase your understanding of Muir Woods National Monument and its role in today's environment. The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the non-profit partner of the park, operates the Visitor Center.
MUIR WOODS TRADING COMPANY GIFT SHOP AND CAFE
Muir Woods Trading Company operates the cafe and gift shop located inside the park entrance. The concession is committed to sustainable, eco-friendly business practices. The cafe features locally sourced, organic foods and the gift shop specializes in locally and sustainably made redwood gifts for the home as well as Native American made jewelry, and other classic souvenirs. The concession can be reached at 415-388-7059.
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