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.
Weather and Climate
Winter-time at Muir Woods is filled with rainy days. On average the park receives up to 40 inches of rain during the winter months. Although the Summer months are dry, the forest is layered in fog, which keeps the park cool and moist year round. Daytime temperatures at Muir Woods average between 40 and 70 degrees Farenheit.
To check the weather forecast for Muir Woods a day or two before your visit, click on the link to the National Weather Service web page for Mill Valley, the nearest town to Muir Woods. To check the tide chart for the San Francisco Bay, click on the link to the NOAA website for Golden Gate.
Did You Know?
Volunteers and staff of Redwood Creek Nursery and Muir Woods National Monument have planted approximately 20,000 plants along Redwood Creek since 2003. More...