• 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 »

Your Safety

For your safety we ask that you remain on established trails while visiting the Park. Poison oak and stinging nettles are common. By staying on the trails you will not only prevent your exposure to poison oak and stinging nettles but you also help us preserve an old growth forest ecosystem in which these coast redwood trees need to survive.

TRAIL ADVISORIES

Mount Tamalpais State Park Trails

Muir Woods National Monument is surrounded by California State Park property. Many trails to and from Muir Woods connect with Mount Tamalpais State Park trails. These trails are long, narrow, unpaved, and often steep, requiring sturdy shoes with good treads.

The Dipsea Trail at Sun Trail and Muir Woods Road is open. You no longer need to walk on Muir Woods Road to bypass the slide area. Click to view map.

The following Mount Tamalpais State Park Trails are closed:

The Dipsea Bridge is out at Muir Woods Road and the Annex Parking Lot. For your safety and the protection of endangered coho salmon and steelhead trout, do not walk in Redwood Creek. Both coho salmon and steelhead trout have spawned and eggs may be buried in rocky nests called redds. Click to view map.

Bootjack Trail between Muir Woods boundary and the Bootjack Day-Use Area on Panoramic Highway. Closed between June 8, 2011 and May 2012 for maintenance. Intersecting trails including Camp Eastwood Trail, TCC Trail, and Troop 80 Trail will remain open. The Alpine Trail and the portion of Troop 80 Trail that merges onto Bootjack will be closed intermittently throughout the extent of the project.

The Fern Creek Trail at Lost Trail is closed due to tree fall. There is no connection to Camp Eastwood Trail.

For information about the trails outside the national monument, visit the Mount Tamalpais State Park Web site. Clicking on the highlighted link will take you away from the Muir Woods Web site.

Did You Know?

Volunteers working during Earthday restoring native habitat.

You can help with habitat restoration at Muir Woods and Redwood Creek, by volunteering at one of our regular drop-in programs, Wednesdays from 10 am to 1 pm. Call 415-383-4390 for more information. More...