Be A Junior Ranger

Two children complete their Junior Ranger Books while standing on a bridge at Muir Woods

Get The Muir Woods Junior Ranger Book

Download the Muir Woods Junior Ranger Book from your home.


At Muir Woods you can become a Junior Ranger! As a Junior Ranger you'll care for our national parks. You will also discover new ways to enjoy the outdoors. Even after you leave Muir Woods, take time to teach others what you learned! There are Junior Ranger programs all over the country at almost all national park sites!

When you visit Muir Woods, the visitor center can give you the Junior Ranger book and a pencil. After you spend some time in the forest and fill out the pages in the book, return to the visitor center. A ranger will talk to you about your time in the park, what you learned and what you are still curious about. After this conversation the ranger will do the Junior Ranger Pledge with you and then you get your badge!

Person holds up the Leave No Trace Cards

Play The Leave No Trace Game

Play a fun online game and learn more about the Leave No Trace Principles.

A ranger stands with two adults and a child acting out the width of a redwood tree in the forest

Learn More About Hiking With Kids

Read about how to prepare and what to do on a hike with children.

Two children make and wear colorful bird masks

A Ranger's Ideas On Visiting With Kids

Read what a national park ranger likes to do in national parks with their children.

It is important to come to national park sites prepared. National parks are great places for the whole family to have fun. They are also wonderful places to learn how to take care of our environment.
A child looks at a park ranger's National Park Service patch

Learn More About Every Kid Outdoors

Visit the Every Kid Outdoors website to download your voucher for your visit to the park.


Every Kid Outdoors gives U.S. fourth graders and family members free entry to national parks! To get a pass, fourth grade students can visit the bilingual Every Kid Outdoors website. First, do a short educational activity. Then download a paper voucher to print and bring along when visiting a national park!

Last updated: November 22, 2021

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Muir Woods National Monument
1 Muir Woods Rd

Mill Valley, CA 94941


415 561-2850

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