Muir Beach Parking Lot Closed June-November 2013
This alert applies to Muir Beach, but not nearby Muir Woods. Muir Beach parking lot closed June-November 2013 for construction. Restrooms and parking will not be available at Muir Beach during this period. Check back for updates or call (415)561-3054.
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 protect Redwood Creek and the endangered juvenile coho.
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?
Coastal redwood trees have indeterminate growth. The tallest recorded to date is 379.1 feet tall or 115.5 meters. This is the same height as a 37 story building.