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."

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Visiting Muir Woods National Monument

In 2018, Muir Woods implemented a year-round reservation system for its parking spaces and seats on the park’s shuttle bus.

Updates on Muir Woods

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