Muir Woods National Monument is world renowned for its old-growth coastal redwoods, attracting over one million visitors in 2017. With the park’s popularity come pressures on a fragile ecosystem representing more than 380 different plants and animals.
The National Park Service has initiated a family of projects to ensure the preservation and health of Muir Woods for generations to come. These projects put in place the critical infrastructure needed to enhance visitor experience, protect and restore park resources, and enhance safety.
Every effort has been made to schedule work to reduce impacts to visitors and residents, but near-term impacts are inevitable. We thank you for your patience as we carry out these important projects.
Special thanks to the California Coastal Conservancy (Prop 1 funding) for their special grant, and to California State Parks, North Bay Conservation Corps, California Conservation Corps, and OneTam for their partnership in this coordinated effort to ensure preservation and health of Muir Woods for generations to come.
Priority Projects | 2019-2023
Parking and Shuttle Reservation System | 2018
Goal: Manage visitation levels using a parking and shuttle reservation system in order to enhance visitor experience and protect park resources.
Water/Wastewater Service Rehabilitation | 2020
Goal: Rehabilitate aging service lines to increase the reliability of water and wastewater services in support of visitor and employee health and safety.
Salmon Habitat Enhancement and Bridge Replacement | 2019-2022
Goal: Restore habitat for aquatic life, including the federally threatened Coho salmon, and improve visitor pathways and bridges.
Sustainable Access Project | 2019-2023
Goal: Improve visitor arrival experience and enhance resource protection through the redesign of parking areas, pedestrian paths, and other visitor amenities.
Muir Woods Road Improvements | 2023-2025
Goal: Repair Muir Woods Road to enhance public safety and protect park resources. The Federal Highway Administration and County of Marin are planning to:
Last updated: June 30, 2020