Things to Know When Visiting Muir Woods National Monument

by admin on November 19, 2009

Muir Woods National Monument is an extemely popular park. Sitting only 12 miles from San Francisco and the bay area, many thousands of people have easy access to Muir Woods National Monument year round. When traveling to the park, there are a number of things that will contribute to a successful, enjoyable trip. Rules that have been established for Muir Woods National Monument are implemented in the best interest of the park’s natural resources and safety of those within its boundaries. Restrictions and rules within the park can change throughout the year, and it is always beneficial to the visitor to call with any questions not answered through the website or literature on the park.

The most important rule to be followed while enjoying Muir Woods National Monument is to stay on the established trails at all times within the park. Unless under the supervision of a ranger, or participating in a volunteer project that takes place deeper into the forest, it is imperative for safety to stay on the trails. Muir Woods National Monument is a well-supervised park, but poison oak and stinging nettles are natural dangers that cannot be altogether eliminated from the forest’s ecosystem. The park opens every day at 8:00 AM. Visitors arriving at that time will want to dress for cooler temperatures, and should leave their pets at home. Muir Woods National Monument does not permit pets, aside from service dogs.

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