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Muir Woods National Monument

The United States National Monuments proudly presents Muir Woods National Monument that is managed by the National Park Service. The name is derived from the naturalist John Muir. It is located on Mount Tamalpais in the southwestern part of Marin County, California. The Woods is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area its 12 miles north of San Francisco that protects 554 acres of 240 acres of old-growth coast redwood.

People do not just visit Muir Woods; they reflect in this place as they roam around the beautiful wooden reserve. Guests of Muir Woods come from around the world just to pay tribute to nature in this cathedral of redwoods. The trees’ age range is from 400 up to 800 years and height up to 250 feet with the trails looping through the groves. Muir Woods National Monument of San Francisco, California was established on 1908 January 9th when then-President Roosevelt signed legislation in protecting an old-growth coast redwood forest from destruction.


The Park’s mission is to protect and improve the natural, historic and scenic resources of the lands to the Golden Gate for education, inspiration, recreation for all the people to enjoy and witness how the beautiful spirit of the Earth has to offer.

Nature and Science

Muir Woods National Monument in San Francisco, CA has an incredible diversity of flora and fauna that is daunting sometimes, elusive at other times. The redwoods themselves dominate the whole scene but the Steller’s jay oftentimes steals the show. Beautiful ladybugs clustering by the thousand of ancient horsetail fern boggle while the slimy banana slug fascinates all at once. Plants adapt to the low-level part of the forest floors, as the whole plant and animal communities bustle in the canopy above our heads.


Whether you want to create your encounter or discover the park with a ranger, both offer a wide variety of opportunities for educational programs hoping to learn about Muir woods and its majestic Coast Redwood trees. The Muir Woods’ goals and principles from the programs they establish are to confirm the Golden State’s commitment to an inclusive and relevant inquiry-based learning system that can be linked to school curricula. Programs are all free. EZ San Francisco Junk Removal

Kids and Youth Programs

Let your kids get involved with nature and sign them up on the Junior Ranger Program. The kids will engage and explore lesson plans, activities, and more through Save the Redwoods League. They can learn more about tress by tracking wildlife and finding lesson plans, and activities about salmon.

Address: Mill Valley, CA 94941, United States

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