• 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 »

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?

Burned out cavities at the base of Coast Redwood trees

Fires over the centuries can hollow out a redwood, burning out a cave in the trunk of the living tree. Though the fire caves on some of the redwoods look fresh, the last forest fire that occurred in Muir Woods was about 160 years ago.