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Photo above: The forest at Muir Woods National Monument. Muir Woods National Monument was one of the 33 original parks within the National Park Service as of its origination date, August 25, 1816. Right: Just one spectacular scene from Yellowstone National Park, the oldest National Park. Photos courtesy National Park Service.

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National Park Service 100th Anniversary


  • Muir Woods 100th Events

    Muir Woods National Monument will be finalizing their 2016 events soon. For now, there are several 2016 events on the calendar that are considered part of the National Park Service's 100th Anniversary celebrations. Stop back for more info on time and place when they become available.


    2016 Events

    NPS Centennial Celebration: Walking with Fish, A Coho Hike

    Date/Time: February 9, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm.
    Location: Muir Woods Visitor Center.
    Event: At our meeting grounds under the Muir Woods Archway we catch our first glimpse of Redwood Creek. We will make our way upstream keeping and eye and ear open for the Coho Salmon. This tour is part of a series, and as the weather changes, so too will the tour. Reservations required, call (415)388-2596.



    NPS Centennial Celebration: Walking with Fish, A Coho Hike

    Date/Time: February 16, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm.
    Location: Muir Woods Visitor Center.
    Event: Second tour of the series, and as the weather changes, so too will the tour. Reservations required, call (415)388-2596.



    NPS Centennial Celebration: Walking with Fish, A Coho Hike

    Date/Time: March 8, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm.
    Location: Muir Woods Visitor Center.
    Event: At our meeting grounds under the Muir Woods Archway we catch our first glimpse of Redwood Creek. We will make our way upstream keeping and eye and ear open for the Coho Salmon. This tour is part of a series, and as the weather changes, so too will the tour. Reservations required, call (415)388-2596.



    Junior Ranger Day

    Date/Time: March 19, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
    Location: Muir Woods Visitor Center.
    Event: Celebrate Junior Ranger Day with Muir Woods! There will be kid-friendly activities in the plaza and throughout the forest from 10:00 to 3:00. Earn your Junior Ranger badge (ages 8-12), make a salmon hat, or go on a special walk in the woods - just for Junior Rangers. No reservations required.



    Owl Wars

    Date/Time: March 19 (6:00 p.m) and May 14 (6:30 p.m.)
    Location: Muir Woods Visitor Center.
    Event: Muir Woods marks the southern front in a battle for survival between two competing owl species. On this strenuous 5 mile dusk hike we will look and listen for the owls that call Muir Woods home, learn more about their history and ecology, and receive the latest research updates on our most famous resident, the Spotted Owl. Find out how the Barred Owl emerged as a potent new threat in our own back yard. Meet Steffen Bartschat at the entrance to Muir Woods National Monument. No dogs. Suitable for teens and up. Must be able to walk briskly up a steep hill. Bring flashlight, layers, water, snack, $3 optional material fee.



    Morning at Muir Woods

    Date/Time: March 20, 9:15 am; April 17 and May 15, 9:00 a.m.
    Location: Muir Woods Visitor Center.
    Event: Two mile stroll on a morning tour through Muir Woods National Monument. Participants will be introduced to the local plant and animal residents, all of whom have been invited to stop by and meet you. Approximately three hours.



    NPS Centennial Celebration: Walking with Fish, A Coho Hike

    Date/Time: March 22, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm.
    Location: Muir Woods Visitor Center.
    Event: Second tour of the series, and as the weather changes, so too will the tour. Reservations required, call (415)388-2596.



    Muir Woods After Hours

    Date/Time: March 23, 6:30 p.m.; April 21, 6:30 p.m.; May 21, 7:00 p.m.; July 19, 7:15 p.m.; August 17, 6:45 p.m.; September 16, 6:00 p.m.; October 15, 5:30 p.m.; November 14, 4:00 p.m.
    Location: Muir Woods Visitor Center.
    Event: Explore the evening magic of Muir Woods, learning about the secret nightlife of an old-growth redwood forest. This special walk begins one-half hour before sunset and will conclude with the dark of night! We'll listen for owls, look for bats, give way to skunks, and use our senses to guide us through the trails. This is an easy, 2 mile walk on paved trail. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. Children under 10 not advised. Reservations required. Approximately two hours.



    Sunrise Tour at Muir Woods

    Date/Time: July 3, 5:45 a.m.; July 24, 6:30 a.m.; August 7, 6:15 a.m.; August 28, 6:30 a.m.; May 29, 5:45 a.m.
    Location: Muir Woods Visitor Center.
    Event: A sunrise stroll through Muir Woods. Listen to tall tales, see majestic trees, and hear the story of a redwood forest. Reservations required. Approximately four hours.



    Tales from the Trees

    Date/Time: July 3, July 20, July 23, July 31; 9:30 a.m.
    Location: Muir Woods Visitor Center.
    Event: The redwood forest can have several life lessons to teach us if we learn how to listen. These ancient giants have been around long before we were born. If these trees could talk, what lessons could we learn from them? What would they want us to know?



    Owl Wars

    Date/Time: August 13, 6:30 p.m.
    Location: Muir Woods Visitor Center.
    Event: Muir Woods marks the southern front in a battle for survival between two competing owl species. On this strenuous 5 mile dusk hike we will look and listen for the owls that call Muir Woods home, learn more about their history and ecology, and receive the latest research updates on our most famous resident, the Spotted Owl. Find out how the Barred Owl emerged as a potent new threat in our own back yard.



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