• 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. 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.

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.








 
 

Did You Know?

Coho salmon swiming in Redwood Creek.

Redwood Creek is home to some of California’s last remaining native run of Coho Salmon and Steelhead Trout. Every year after our first winter heavy rains the adult fish return from the Pacific Ocean to spawn.