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A New Way to Plan Your Muir Woods Visit

To improve your experience and better protect the park, the National Park Service is launching a parking and shuttle reservation system.


How do I get there?

Best Option on Holidays only: ride the Muir Woods Shuttle. Please visit Marin Transit for schedules.

The Muir Woods Shuttle will operate over the following winter holiday periods:

  • Veterans Day weekend: Friday, November 10 – Sunday, November 12
  • Thanksgiving weekend: Thursday, November 23 – Sunday, November 26
  • Day after Christmas to New Year's: Tuesday, December 26 – Monday, January 1

Next Best Option: Local tour companies bring groups to Muir Woods from San Francisco and Sausalito on a daily basis.

Third Option: You may drive your own vehicle, but be aware the parking is limited and fills up quickly. If you choose to drive, we recommend entering "1 Muir Woods Rd., Mill Valley CA" into your GPS instead of searching for "Muir Woods." Please note: there are no parking spaces for RVs or other oversized personal vehicles. All vehicles over 35 feet long are prohibited from traveling to Muir Woods.

Alternate (adventurous!) Options: Take a combination of public transit and a little hiking - be sure to update the day and time of your visit on that website.


No Cell Phone Service

Please enjoy (and remember to plan ahead for) no cell phone service in Muir Woods! Uber cannot reliably pick you up here. If you are taking a taxi service to the park, ask the driver to return to pick you up as you are not able to make a phone call or use internet on your phone to call a taxi otherwise.


Muir Woods National Monument
1 Muir Woods Road
Mill Valley, CA 94941

The Muir Woods shuttle cruises down lower Muir Woods Road.
The Muir Woods Shuttle cruises down lower Muir Woods Road.

NPS photo by Frank Morse.

Ride the Muir Woods Shuttle!


Driving to Muir Woods?

From San Francisco

Muir Woods is located 11 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Take Highway 101 North
Take the Mill Valley/Highway 1/ Stinson Beach Exit.
Follow the signs to Highway 1
Follow the signs to Muir Woods.

From the East Bay

Take the Highway 580/Richmond/San Rafael Bridge West
Take Highway 101 South
Take the Stinson Beach/Mill Valley Ext
Follow the signs to Highway 1
Follow the signs to Muir Woods

Vehicles over 35 feet long are prohibited. There are no RV parking facilities.

Last updated: November 16, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Muir Woods National Monument
1 Muir Woods Rd

Mill Valley, CA 94941


(415) 561-2850

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