• Visitors appear very small amongst the redwood trees.

    Muir Woods

    National Monument California

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  • 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 »

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.

 
Crowded park entrance

Crowded park entrance on a typically busy day.

NPS photo by George Su

To help you plan an enjoyable visit, click the links below:

7 Ranger's Tips on How to Experience Muir Woods Safely This Summer or How to Find Parking

Lodging

Camping

Pets

 

Did You Know?

Planting native plants in Muir Woods National Monument.

Between October 2006 to September 2007, volunteers put in 2,223 hours restoring the plant communities of Muir Woods and Redwood Creek. That’s an average of approximately 43 hours/ week of volunteer service! More...