By the Numbers


acres of parkland

more than 1 million

annual visitors


parking spaces

Reservations for parking or shuttle service are required, daily.

For more than a century, visitors sought out the stunning Muir Woods National Monument to hike amid the breathtaking beauty of a rare, intact old-growth redwood forest, just 15 miles north of San Francisco.  As the 554-acre park grew more popular, its 232 parking spaces became coveted real estate that would quickly fill up, leading visitors to illegally park along the local road, harming the natural habitat while putting drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians at risk.


Muir Woods National Monument

It’s possible, after a short walk in this national monument, to completely forget that downtown San Francisco is less than 15 miles away. This relatively small park, which is part…

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Know Before Your Go

Parking or shuttle reservations are required, daily.

  • Visitors can reserve a parking space in advance for $9

  • Reservations are available up to 90 days in advance

  • Reservations for the park’s shuttle bus are $3.50 per person. Note, shuttle service is only available on weekends.

  • Reservations are available at

  • Download your parking pass in advance as there is no Wi-Fi or cell phone service at or near Muir Woods.

  • Some same-day reservations are available but advanced planning is required since the park does not have WiFi or cell phone service and onsite reservations are not available for purchase.

  • Cyclists can enter the park for free without a reservation system, but the road to the entrance is challenging

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