Fees and Passes

Entrance plaza at Muir Woods National Monument
Entrance plaza at Muir Woods National Monument

Entrance Fees

$15.00-Adult (16 years of age and older)

Free-Children (15 years of age and under)

Fourth Graders and Veterans and Gold Star Families can visit for free! Follow the instructions in the link before you arrive at Muir Woods.

We accept payment by cash and credit card

Entrance fees may be purchased in advance with your parking/shuttle reservation or upon arrival to the park. Parking/shuttle reservations are required for all vehicles and shuttle riders visiting Muir Woods National Monument. Reservation fees are separate from entrance fees. Please visit GoMuirWoods.com for parking/shuttle reservations.


The following park passes (sold at the Muir Woods Visitor Center) allow the pass holder and up to three other adults to enter Muir Woods free of charge:

America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass admits the pass holder and up to three other adults to Muir Woods and all National Parks/Federal Recreation Lands that charge an entrance fee. There are several different versions of this pass. Please click here to learn more and order online.

Muir Woods Annual Pass $45.00 This pass is good for 12 months. It admits the pass holder and three persons (16 and older) to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley. A digital version of the Muir Woods Annual Pass is also available for purchase on recreation.gov.

America's Best Idea—the national parks—is even better when it's free!

All national parks waive entrance fees on various dates throughout the year. Please note the parking reservation or shuttle reservation fee is still required at Muir Woods on these days.

Entrance Fee-Free days can be found here.

Academic Fee Waivers

Outings conducted for non-commercial educational purposes by schools and other bona fide academic institutions may be eligible for academic fee waivers to cover entrance fees. Academic fee waivers are not granted automatically. Educational groups must apply in advance of their outing and meet the following three criteria to receive a fee waiver.

  1. Eligibility: National or international applicants must prove they are a school or bona fide academic institution by submitting one of the following types of documentation:
    • A statement confirming educational or scientific tax exemption from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the applicant's national, state, or local tax authority; or
    • A statement, from a bona fide academic institution meeting one of these eligibility standards, confirming that the group is visiting for the purpose of providing transferable academic credit based on a curriculum; or
    • A statement of accreditation or recognition as an educational institution from a legitimate international, national, regional, state, or local authority for the applicant's location.
  2. Educational Purpose of Visit: Applicants must provide a written statement (documentation) verifying that the visit supports a specific curriculum for which academic credit is offered.
  3. Relevance of Park Resources or Facilities: Relevance to park resources must be described. Applicants must provide a written statement identifying the park resources and/or facilities that will be used to support the educational purpose of the visit, and how they are relevant to that purpose.

If you are interested in an academic fee waiver, please follow the steps outlined on our education programs page.

Last updated: March 7, 2024

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Muir Woods National Monument
1 Muir Woods Rd

Mill Valley, CA 94941


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