Highlights and Muir Woods Reservations

Muir Woods Reservation System Opens

Posted Monday, January 9, 2023 by MCVB Staff


Muir Woods remains open from 9 a.m. to sunset daily. Parking requires an advanced reservation.
Park entrance fee collection, as well as limited food and gift services, will be open.
Visitors must make parking reservations through GoMuirWoods.com ahead of their visit and are strongly encouraged to prepay their entrance fee through this website. 

Muir Woods Parking and Shuttle Service 

To improve the visitor experience, and to enhance the protection of park resources, the National Park Service has updated its parking reservation system. 


Park hours are 9 a.m. to sunset and parking reservations are required via GoMuirWoods.com ahead of your visit. 

Please ensure you have a printout or downloaded copy of your parking voucher before arriving.

Muir Woods has an entry fee. Please buy your entry ticket online via the GoMuirWoods.com website to avoid waiting in line and to minimize the number of transactions for staff on site.

Parking Reservation Fees
$9.00 Standard Vehicle
$30.00 Medium Vehicle
$45.00 Large Vehicle

Park Entrance Fee
$15.00 per adult (16 years and older)
Free - child (15 years and younger)
Entrance fees may be purchased in advance with your reservation or upon arrival at the park. A list of national park fee-free days can be found at nps.gov.

The Muir Woods Trading Company is open from 9 a.m. to one hour before the park closes. Observe safety requirements for the gift shop and café. As per county restrictions, do not bring reusable bags. The café is currently closed for remodeling, and food/beverage is available at The Trading Post. 

Rangers are available to answer brief orientation questions and to contact first responders in the case of emergencies.

The following services are not available at this time:

  • Muir Woods Cafe currently closed for remodeling - Summer of 2023

The park is instituting a one-way direction of travel on some trails to minimize close contact. Signs will assist visitors with safety tips on ways to socially distance.

The Redwood Creek Trail (“main trail”) is a one-way, counter-clockwise loop from Bridge 1 to Bridge 3. A half-hour loop from Bridge 1 to Bridge 2 is also available.

The Hillside Trail is one-way from Bridge 4 to Bridge 2.
View a map of Muir Woods at https://www.nps.gov/muwo/planyourvisit/maps.htm.


The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy bookstore is not open at this time. Consider purchasing online at https://store.parksconservancy.org/.

Traffic Alerts for Muir Woods  

Muir Woods 
Alerts: Please plan accordingly, and thank you for your patience as the National Park Service works to improve the visitor experience.

For emergency road and weather conditions in West Marin, tune in to KWMR, 90.5 FM.

Weather-Related Alerts and Closures: