Directions and Transportation

A wooden park sign, with park name, in front of the John Muir Visitor Center.
The entrance to the John Muir National Historic Site Visitor Center.

Address and Directions

Visitor Center
4202 Alhambra Ave
Martinez, CA 94553

Phone:(925) 228-8860 ext. 0

You can also visit our Maps page for more information.

Directions By Car

From San Francisco: Eastbound I-80 (Oakland - San Francisco Bay Bridge) to eastbound Highway 4. Exit at Alhambra Avenue, turning left at bottom of the ramp. Cross beneath highway. The park is immediately on your left.

From San Jose: Take I-680 northbound or (From Sacramento) southbound I-680 to Highway 4 westbound. Exit at Alhambra Ave. Turn right at bottom of ramp. The park is located immediately on your left.

Recreational Vehicles: There is no parking available for RV's at John Muir NHS. Our parking lot is very small (16 spaces) and there is no room to maneuver a large RV. We recommend that you park on Walnut Ave. (just across the street from our Visitor Center).You may use the Chase bank to turn around in, but please don't park there.

Public Transportation

The closest BART stop is the Concord station. Transfer to The County Connection #16 bus, which stops at the park.

There is also an AMTRAK station in downtown Martinez (2 miles from here). Transfer to The County Connection #16 bus which stops at the park.

For more information and local travel assistance, please visit


Both Oakland and San Francisco International Airports provide access to the area.

Last updated: March 23, 2021

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

4202 Alhambra Ave
Martinez, CA 94553


925 228-8860

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