Updated May 26, 2023.
People come from all over the world to walk among these magnificent, ancient trees. But Muir Woods has become almost too popular, so I'm including some tips to help visitors enjoy this amazing park.
The New Reservation System is in effect.
Visitors must have a reservation for:
Reservations can be made online or by phone. See Muir Woods reservations, or 800 410-2419.
Reservation info. Reservations can be booked up to 90 days in advance.
There is also a park entrance fee of $15 (16 and older), but you don't need to do that in advance. There are 232 parking spaces; no roadside parking is allowed.
Parking fee of $9 is for a "standard" car. Medium vehicles are $30 and large vehicles $45.
Important: because there is no cell phone service in Muir Woods, if you are going to use your cell phone to show your parking or shuttle reservation, download it before you come. Also, reservations are not transferable, so they must me in your name.
But people being dropped off, arriving on tour buses, or by Uber, Lyft, or taxi, won't need reservations to enter the park. Only visitors driving or taking the shuttle will have to plan in advance.
Muir Woods, Sausalito and a City Bus Tour
See the main attractions of San Francisco on a small group bus tour, then explore then redwood groves of Muir Woods and the seaside town of Sausalito.
See all that in one day!
See below for other ways to get out to Muir Woods. In a nutshell:
The Muir Woods shuttle will start running daily on June 19, 2023 (weekends and holidays only prior - change of seasons).
Advance reservations required for the shuttle and for parking.
Insider tip: don't plan on taking the last shuttle out of Muir Woods; it may be full, and you won't get on. Then it's calling Uber or a taxi from the pay phone (no cell phone service)!
One of the easiest ways to get to Muir Woods without a car is to take a tour from San Francisco (see above).
Other than taking a tour, the choices are taking a bus or ferry from San Francisco to Sausalito or Larkspur.