• 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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  • Dipsea Foot Bridge at the Annex Lot is BACK!

    The Dipsea foot bridge at the Annex Lot is back in place. Thanks to all who took the Deer Park Fire Road detour. Taking those extra steps helped to save the endangered coho salmon from extinction and to protect Redwood Creek.

  • Muir Beach is OPEN

    Muir Beach is open to the public every day, including holidays at 9 AM and closes one hour after sunset. 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?

A burl can grow high up on the side of a Redwood tree.

A burl is a mass of dormant buds grown on the redwood’s trunk. In the event of a fire or flood disturbance a burl will vigorously sprout shoots each with the potential to become a mature tree.