Learn About the Park

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.

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Photos & Multimedia

Browse through our collection of photos, listen and watch our audio and video presentations. In May 1945, Muir Woods was host to a very special international event. United Nations delegates meeting in San Francisco traveled to Muir Woods to honor the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt with a special memorial in a grove of redwood trees.


Find out more about the flora and fauna commonly found in Muir Woods. Learn about habitat restoration and management, natural resources inventories and long-term monitoring, climate change, the unique nature and science found in the San Francisco Bay Area National Parks, and how to keep our wildlife wild.

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.

Kids & Youth

Create lasting memories as you and your family solve the rhyming riddles of this free activity to learn some of the secrets of the Woods known by rangers, and now you!

NPS Centennial

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.

A Call to Action remains the foundation for our 2016 centennial preparations. It is the National Park Services's blueprint for the future, outlining the innovative work we want to accomplish. Golden Gate National Park is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing and get involved!


Last updated: September 4, 2015

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Mailing Address:

Muir Woods National Monument
1 Muir Woods Rd

Mill Valley, CA 94941


(415) 561-2850

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