1 Muir Woods Road
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Days and Hours Of Operation
Daily 8am–sunset, including holidays
With ancient coast redwoods soaring into the heavens, Muir Woods is home to one of the last uncut stands of old-growth redwood. Following Redwood Creek in the bottom of a canyon, the forest is a place to walk and enjoy the incredible diversity of flora and fauna. Spot stellar jays, Monarch butterflies, horsetail ferns, and slimy banana slugs in the springtime. The primary trails along the canyon floor are level and paved. Bridges along Redwood Creek create leisurely 1/2 hour, 1 hour, or 1 1/2 hour loops. All of these walks take you on a journey beneath 1,000-year-old, old-growth coast redwood trees. All of these paths are stroller accessible.
Kids can earn a Junior Ranger badge or certificate. They learn what park rangers do to help protect nature—plants, animals, birds, land—and how to work with different communities and cultures to understand and remember our history. As a Junior Ranger, you care for our national parks, teach others what you learn, and discover new ways to experience. This program is at all state and national parks.
Admission: $7 per adult; FREE for kids ages 15 and under; $20 per annual pass. Check for FREE days on the website.
From San Francisco, take 101 North across the Golden Gate Bridge. Exit Highway 1/Stinson Beach (there is a sign for Muir Woods at this exit). Drive about half a mile. At the stoplight, turn left. Drive about 2.7 miles. At the top of the hill, turn right toward Muir Woods/Mount Tamalpais. Drive about 0.8 mile. At the four-way intersection, turn left toward Muir Woods (oncoming traffic has the right of way!). Continue down the hill about 1.6 miles. There are three parking lots, in both directions, by the entrance to the park. They fill up quickly!
In the summer, relax and take the Route 66 Muir Woods Shuttle.
*Purchase a National Parks Passport book and get it stamped at the national parks you visit on your family vacations.
* Entrance fee also valid for same-day use at John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez, CA.
* The pass is good for 12 months. It admits the pass holder and all accompanying passengers in a private vehicle to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, CA and John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez, CA.
* Muir Woods joins national parks across the nation in waiving the entrance fees on 12 days in 2013. The following dates are fee free:
January 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
April 22–April 26 National Park Week
June 8 Get Outdoors Day
August 25 National Park Service Birthday
September 28 National Public Lands Day
November 9–November 11 Veterans Day weekend
Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.