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Muir Woods National Monument
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Muir Woods National Monument Muir Woods Entrance credits NPS
Entrance Gate to Muir Woods
Muir Woods National Monument Horestail Fern credits Al Greening
Horsetail fern, an Equisetum, is common along Redwood Creek. Horsetail fern is one of the oldest plant species in the world.
Muir Woods National Monument Tree Climbing credits Tonatiuh Trejo-Cantwell
Scientists Marie Antoine and Steve Sillett climbing a redwood tree in Muir Woods for the 2014 BioBlitz.
Muir Woods National Monument Muir Woods National Monument credits Share the Experience, Joon Lee Tan
Muir Woods National Monument
Muir Woods National Monument Banana Slug credits NPS Photo/Kristen Henderson
Banana slugs creep along the forest floor in Muir Woods and are likely to be abundant in the warmer days of winter.
Muir Woods National Monument Bridge through Muir Woods credits Alice Kong
Summer is a busy time at Muir Woods. Visit early in the morning for the most pleasant experience.
Muir Woods National Monument Lady Fern credits Al Greening
At least ten species of ferns grow in Muir Woods - fern seem to grow larger in redwood forests than other forests - possibly competing for attention from the redwoods
Muir Woods National Monument Bohemian Grove credits Alice Kong
Later afternoon is a gorgeous time of day to visit Bohemian Grove, inside Muir Woods.
Muir Woods National Monument Redwood trees credits NPS Photo
Meander along the main trail and consider your size compared to these giants.
Muir Woods National Monument Bench along main trail credits NPS Photo
Relax in the sunshine on this quiet bench along Muir Woods main trail.
Muir Woods National Monument Trillium ovatum credits Al Greening
Trillium ovatum blooms in late winter and early spring along the forest floor.
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Muir Woods National Monument
Mill Valley, California   94941
(lat:37.897 lon:-122.5811) map location

Phone: 415-561-2850
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Walk among old growth coast redwoods, cooling their roots in the fresh water of Redwood Creek and lifting their crowns to reach the sun and fog. Federally protected as a National Monument since 1908, this primeval forest is both refuge and laboratory, revealing our relationship with the living landscape. What will you discover in Muir Woods?

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From San Francisco Muir Woods is located 11 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge Take Hwy 101 North Then the Mill Valley/Highway 1/ Stinson Beach Exit Follow the signs to Hwy 1 Follow the signs to Muir Woods From the East Bay Take Hwy 580/Richmond/San Rafael Bridge West Then Hwy 101 South Take the Stinson Beach/Mill Valley Exit Follow the signs to Highway 1 Follow the signs to Muir Woods Vehicles over 35 feet long are prohibited. There are no RV parking facilities.

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