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.
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.
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?
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.