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Muir Woods National Monument


Muir Woods Road
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Muir Woods

Nestled in a cool, foggy canyon north of the Golden Gate, Muir Woods is the world's most famous grove of virgin redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens). These tall trees are a spectacular remnant of the vast redwood forests that once graced the slopes and valleys surrounding San Francisco Bay. Easy, flat trails loop through Muir Woods along a creek where endangered coho salmon spawn each winter.

Redwoods grow taller than any other tree species in the world. The average age of the redwoods in Muir Woods ranges from 400800 years old, and many ancient specimens have been around for more than a millennium. The grove's tallest tree stands more than 250 feet high.

Muir Woods is the only sizable stand of old-growth redwoods remaining in the San Francisco Bay Area ('old growth' refers to the presence of mature redwoods, seedlings, dead and fallen trees, and diverse understory plants).


Phone: (415) 388-2595
Website: Click to Visit


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