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 »
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?
Since it was started in the 1980s, the Redwood Creek Nursery has propagated 96 different species of native plants for 3 different plant communities: alder riparian, coast scrub/grassland, and Redwood/ Douglas fir understory. More...