Muir Woods Accessibility

Accessible Features

Designated Accessible Parking

Assistive Listening Devices

Accessible Restrooms

Segments of Accessible Trails

Braille Brochure and Trail Map

Large Print Brochure

Accessible Cafe and Gift Shop

Usable Visitors Center

Audio Described Brochures.

Click here to download an audio described version of the Muir Woods Brochure.

Click here to view any of the Muir Woods Brochures using a screen magnifier.

If you are planning to take a Ranger Led Tour, ASL Interpreters can be made available upon request. Click here for more information about ASL interpreter services.

Upon Arrival:

As you arrive at Muir Woods, proceed to the main parking lot follow the signs to the accessible parking stalls located closest to the Visitor Center and park entrance. Accessible restrooms are located across from the parking stalls. The surface material within the entry plaza is a compacted mix of recycled asphalt and dirt. The surface is firm and stable. There are several accessible benches located in the entry plaza.

Inside the Park:

Once you arrive, head towards the Visitor's Center. Here is where you can request assistive listening devices for our Ranger Led Tours and Mp3 players containing an audio described recording of the Muir Woods Brochure. The Visitors Center also provides a copy of the Muir Woods Brochure in Braille along with a Braille Trail Map. After stopping at the Visitors Center, follow the raised accessible boardwalk. This boardwalk is part of the Muir Woods Main Loop trail. If you follow the raised boardwalk to the right it will lead to an accessible gift shop, café and restroom facility. Signage is provided. If you choose to continue into the Redwood Forest, the accessible boardwalk will continue for several hundred feet to the Pinchot Tree Area. There are several informational waysides along the boardwalk. If you proceed past the boardwalk you will encounter an asphalt trail which is usable; however, it contains potholes and severe cracks due to heaving tree roots. As funding and resources allow, we will continue to replace the existing asphalt with an accessible raised boardwalk.

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As you exit the forest, please return any assistive listening devices and Mp3 players to the Visitors Center. We hope that you have enjoyed your experience at Muir Woods National Monument. Cick here for more information about Muir Woods. The National Park Service is striving to make your experience as accessible as possible. Please feel free to submit comments and suggestions to the Visitor Center 415-388-2595 or click here to email us. Individuals who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf/blind or have speech disabilities may utilize the following Federal Relay Service numbers:

(800) 877-8339 Federal Relay Service

(877) 877-6280 VCO

(877) 877-8982 Speech to Speech

(800) 845-6136 Spanish

(866) 893-8340 TeleBraille


Service Animals and ESAs

Working service animals, as defined by the Department of Justice ADA Revised Regulations, are always welcome in Muir Woods. Click here to read the DOJ regulations as adopted 3/15/11.)

Muir Woods does not allow pets - including Emotional Support or Comfort Animals.
Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities.Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.

For more information about domestic animals in Muir Woods, please call our information line: 415-561-2850.


Last updated: January 1, 2018

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Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Building 201, Fort Mason

San Francisco, CA 94123-0022


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