Muir Woods

Muir Beach (credit: Laurie Jo Miller Farr)

5 Day Trips Before The Kids Go Back To School

Head in any direction; Bay Area kids are lucky to have ocean beaches and redwood forests, marine life and verdant valleys, parks and peaks all within minutes. Choose from plenty of adventures in San Francisco and the Bay Area made with kids in mind.

08/15/2015

Visitors walk along a path of Coastal Redwood trees at Muir Woods National Monument on August 20, 2013 in Mill Valley, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Reservation System Proposed For Visitors To Muir Woods

A reservation system for the park could be in place within two years, if approved by Marin County Supervisors.

06/18/2015

Giant Redwoods at Muir Woods (Getty Images)

Muir Wood’s Tallest Tree Only 777 Years Old

An analysis has found that the tallest redwood tree in Muir Woods is 777 years old — and not the much older 1,500 years once assumed.

06/01/2015

Muir Woods in Marin County. (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Muir Woods Entry Fee Going Up From $7 To $10

Entry for children under 16 years of age will continue to be free, said the National Park Service, which announced the price increase on Thursday.

05/28/2015

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Winter Solstice On Sunday, Bay Area Events To Mark Shortest Day Of The Year

The northern hemisphere will experience its shortest day and longest night of the year as the Winter Solstice will take place on Saturday. In the Bay Area, there are events to mark the occasion and welcome winter.

12/16/2014

Highway 1 Washout

Washed-Out Section Of Highway 1 Near Muir Woods To Be Closed For Months

A section of State Highway 1 in Marin County is closed in both directions between Panoramic Highway and Muir Woods Road in Marin County, according to Caltrans.

12/12/2014

A section of Highway 1 between Muir Woods and Muir Beach collapsed on December 11, 2014. (CHP Marin)

Highway 1 From Muir Beach To Muir Woods Closed Due To Road Collapse

A section of State Highway 1 in Marin County has collapsed, forcing the closure of all southbound lanes from Muir Beach to Muir Woods Road according to the California Highway Patrol.

12/11/2014

The fire at Roy’s Redwoods Open Space Preserve just north of the San Geronimo Golf Course near Woodacre. (Courtesy: Marin County Spokesman Brent Ainsworth)

Fire Burns 4-Acres In Marin County Redwood Grove

A fire that burned about four acres of one of Marin County’s largest redwood groves was 90 percent contained as of late Tuesday afternoon.

10/14/2014

Yosemite National Park spans part of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.  (Photo by David McNeil /Newsmakers)

Bay Area National Park Sites, Yosemite Reopen After Shutdown Lifted

For the first time in more than two weeks, Bay Area residents and tourists will be able to return to Alcatraz, Muir Woods and parts of the Golden Gate Park Recreation area that were closed due to the federal government shutdown.

10/17/2013

National Park Service Sells Pieces Of Alcatraz Prison

Alcatraz, Other Bay Area National Parks To Close If Government Shuts Down

With Congress in a stalemate over the budget, a federal government shutdown could begin Monday night that would close national parks, including popular tourist attractions in the Bay Area such as Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods, a parks spokeswoman said.

09/30/2013

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