Greetings from Muir Woods National Monument

In 2008, I took a trip west with my (then) girlfriend and visited Muir Woods, Yosemite, Point Reyes and then all the way up to Grand Teton. It was the trip that really brought us together. I remember spending so many peaceful moments with her and realizing how in love I was. Three years later, I proposed to her just outside Cape Hatteras National Seashore and we got married this year. The parks will always mean something to our love.


Muir Woods National Monument

It’s possible, after a short walk in this national monument, to completely forget that downtown San Francisco is less than 15 miles away. This relatively small park, which is part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area, contains an impressive diversity of plants and animals, including an intact old-growth coast redwood forest and habitat that supports many ferns, wildflowers, small birds and mammals, and several federally listed species. Naturalist John Muir himself called the park "the best tree-lovers monument that could possibly be found in all the forests of the world."

State(s): California

Established: 1908

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