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Muir Woods National Monument

Giant Redwoods inside Muir Woods, Marin County, California

"This is the best tree-lovers monument that could possibly be found in all the forests of the world." John Muir

Muir Woods
Mill Valley — Marin County

Muir Woods National Monument, named after conservationist John Muir, is located in Marin County, just north of San Francisco — approximately 12 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. A part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Muir Woods is one of the largest urban national parks in the world — and one of the most extraordinary natural spots on the planet.



Muir Woods Centennial
On January 9, 2008, Muir Woods marked 100 years as a National Monument. President Theodore Roosevelt first declared Muir Woods a National Monument on January 9, 1908.

Today, millions of nature lovers and families from around the world flock here every year to see these majestic thousand-year-old giant Redwood Sequoia trees, towering over 250 feet high. Be sure to bring your cameras for some unique picture-taking.

Barry and Alana standing in front of a Giant Redwood Tree at Muir Woods, Marin County, California

Visitors Center
Muir Woods Visitors Center



Hiking Trails
The scenic 560-acre park includes six miles of hiking trails, each with different levels of difficulty.

Trails inside Muir Woods, Marin County, California


Thousands of cute little red/orange ladybugs at Fern Creek Trail entrance at Muir Woods, Marin County, California

Ladybugs at Muir Woods
Every year Convergent Ladybugs migrate to Muir Woods from California’s Central Valley.

More Info and Pictures of Muir Woods Ladybugs


Now that's BIG! Part of a Giant Redwood Tree along a Hiking Trail at Muir Woods, Marin County, California

Muir Woods Café & Gift Shop
The Café and Gift Shop is located near the front entrance of the park.


Giant Redwood Trees in Muir Woods, Marin County, California

 

 

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Beautiful Giant Redwood  Sequoia Trees at Muir Woods, Marin County, California

Best Time to Visit Muir Woods
Anytime of the year is a good time to visit Muir Woods — weekdays, mornings or late afternoons are best if you want to avoid the crowds.

Visitor Tips, Directions & Parking
Visitor Tips, Directions and Parking

Muir Woods Tours
Fun Muir Woods Tours departing from San Francisco


Muir Woods Trivia
The tallest redwood in the park stands at 260 feet. The Coast Redwood, California's State Tree, is the "world's tallest living tree species."

The average age of the trees is between 600 to 800 years — each ring of the tree signifies one year's growth.

Section of a Giant Redwood Sequoia tree at Muir Woods -  Each ring on the tree signifies the age of the tree

Section of a Giant Redwood Sequoia tree at Muir Woods -  Each ring on the tree signifies the age of the tree

The oldest Redwoods in the park are the trees in Bohemian and Cathedral Groves — they are more than 1,200 years old.

Bohemian Grove at Muir Woods - the oldest redwoods in the park are trees in Bohemian and Cathedral Groves - Muir Woods, Marin County, California

Cathedral Grove at Muir Woods - the oldest Redwoods in Muir Woods are the trees in Cathedral and Behemian Groves - they are more than 1200 years old

Alana standing in front of a fallen Giant Redwood Tree - one of the oldest in Muir Woods, Marin County, California

The Giant Redwood tree (pictured in background above... and below), snapped and fell the night of October 7, 2007. More than 180 feet tall, it was 7 feet in diameter and possibly 600 years old.

Giant Redwood tree in Muir Woods - it snapped and fell the night of October 7, 2007. It was more than 180 feet tall and 7 feet in diameter... and possibly 600 years old


National Park Service, Muir Woods, Marin County, north of San Francisco, California

Muir Woods Hours
Open year-round 8am-sunset.
Entry fee required.


Main Muir Woods page
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More Info
415-388-2596
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Muir Woods National Park Service
Muir Woods FAQs
Mount Tamalpais State Park


Avenue of the Giants
If you're interested in visiting another area in California with Giant Redwoods, drive 4-5 hours north of San Francisco to the "Avenue of the Giants" — California's largest Redwood State Park — a winding 32-mile road, south of Eureka.

Avenue of the Giants (Tourist Site)
Calif. State Parks: About Coast Redwoods
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Wikipedia: Avenue of the Giants
Google Map: Avenue of the Giants

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