Muir Woods lies in the middle of the redwood's latitudinal range that spans from the California/Oregon border to Big Sur, just south of Monterey. The weather is mild throughout the year, but summer is the busiest time to visit Muir Woods.
The incredible diversity of flora and fauna at Muir Woods can be daunting some times, elusive at other times. The redwoods themselves dominate the scene, but the humble Steller's jay, ladybugs, ancient horsetail ferns, and the banana slug hold their own beneath the canopy. Plants adapt to low light levels on the forest floor, while whole plant and animal communities bustle in the canopy above our heads.
Muir Woods National Monument offers the perfect outdoor classroom to engage students in inquiry science. Please visit our education team's website for complete information on education programs at Muir Woods and other areas of Golden Gate national parks.
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. As we lead up to the centennial, we invite you to participate in Find Your Park Experiences to learn, discover, be inspired, or simply have fun in national parks. Find Your Park experiences offer unique opportunities to explore national parks both in person and online. To check out what's happening in parks to celebrate you can search all experiences to identify an opportunity that matches your interests.. You can also share your national park story at FindYourPark.com.