Note: As of January 1, 2018, access to Muir Woods is controlled by a reservation system, similar to the one used at the National Park Service’s Alcatraz Island.
We are rewriting and rebuilding all of our Muir Woods pages to reflect these changes, and will continue to refine our content as the best practices for visiting Muir Woods under this new system emerge.
Muir Woods Hours
Muir Woods National Monument is open every day of the year from 8:00 AM to sunset, including all national, state and local holidays. Hours when you can visit are:
|November 5, 2017 – January 27, 2018||8:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|January 28 – March 10, 2018||8:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|March 11 – September 15, 2018||8:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|September 16 – October 13, 2018||8:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|October 14 – November 3, 2018||8:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|November 4, 2018 – January 26, 2019||8:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
The Visitor Center will close 30 minutes prior to the closure of the park, and the Muir Woods Trading Company Cafe will close 60 minutes prior to park closing. The Gift Shop remains open a little longer to allow guests to buy their final items.
Editor’s Note: If you happen to visit Muir Woods on Thanksgiving, Christmas, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4 or another time when many of us strive to be with our families, the Park Service professionals you encounter there will be working on a holiday to keep Muir Woods open for us. Please take a moment to thank the Muir Woods staff members you meet on those holidays and let them know you appreciate them working on a day that many of us treasure as a day off.