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Plan Your Visit to Muir Woods - Traffic Alerts

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Posted Thursday, February 23, 2017 by MCVB Staff

Alert: Storm Damaged Road To Muir Woods Closed

According to park staff and CalTrans, a part of Highway 1, between Frank Valley Road and the Panoramic Highway, is temporarily closed due to severe weather conditions. Therefore, vehicles entering Muir Woods National Monument are not recommended to exceed 17 feet in length or 96 inches in width.

Weather Related Alerts and Closures:

February 23, 2017: Due to road work, Hwy 1 is closed from Panoramic to Muir Beach, and from Slide Ranch to Stinson Beach. Vehicles traveling on Muir Woods Rd (which is open) may not exceed 17 ft in length or 96 inches in width. For updates on Hwy 1 visit the CalTrans website 

The Dipsea Footbridge is Out!
Dipsea Footbridge is out for the winter. Do not cross Redwood Creek. Take Deer Park Fire Rd to connect with the Dipsea Trail at Muir Woods. These extra steps protect you and endangered salmon.

Prepare for your walk in the woods 

Learn how to make the most of your visit to Muir Woods - where to hike and how to safely find parking. Muir Woods is open 365 days a year, and no reservations are required to visit.

Muir Woods is extremely popular and parking is extremely limited. Carpool, arrive early (between 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.) or late (one to two hours prior to closing) and read our other suggestions for making your visit to this peaceful forest a peaceful visit.

How do I get there?

Best Option: Ride the Muir Woods Shuttle, weekends only, from April - October 2017. And weekdays (Route 66F, Sausalito Ferry & Marin City only), too, from June 20 - August 12. Check back for their 2017 schedule.

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

Arrive early

Third Option: You may drive your own vehicle, but be aware the parking is limited and fills up quickly.

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. Or, take a taxi!

Operating Hours & Seasons

The Visitor Center closes 30 minutes before Muir Woods.
Muir Woods Trading Company Gift Shop and Cafe close one hour before Muir Woods.
Muir Beach, Muir Beach Overlook, and Stinson Beach close one hour after sunset.

Operating Hours

November 6, 2016 - January 28, 2017 
Muir Woods is open 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

January 29, 2017 - March 11, 2017 
Muir Woods is open 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

March 12, 2017 - September 16, 2017 
Muir Woods is open 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

September 17, 2017 - October 7, 2017 
Muir Woods is open 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

October 8, 2017 - November 4, 2017 
Muir Woods is open 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

November 5, 2017 - January 27, 2018 
Muir Woods is open 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

General information:

No Cell Service or WiFi.
If you plan to take a taxi service, please plan for a ride out before you arrive at the park, there is no cell service or WiFi at Muir Woods. If you bring quarters, you can experience using one of the country's last remaining pay phones.

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