It’s possible, after a walk of less then half a mile in Muir Woods National Monument, to completely forget that downtown San Francisco is less than 15 miles away. This relatively small monument, which is part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area, contains unparalleled diversity of plants and animals: many ferns, wildflower, birds, and small mammals all call the park home.
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Report Center for State of the Parks: Muir Woods National Monument Current overall conditions of the known natural resources at Muir Woods National Monument rated a “good” score of 81 out of a possible 100. Overall conditions of the park’s known cultural resources rated 67 out of a possible 100, indicating “fair” conditions.