- WILDLIFE VIEWING
Muir Woods National Monument, CA
National Park Service
When John Muir learned that William and Elizabeth Kent were naming a redwood forest near San Francisco in his honor, he declared, "This is the best tree-lovers monument that could possibly be found in all the forests of the world." The couple had purchased the land to preserve its beauty and restful wilderness; and in 1908, they donated it to the federal government to protect it from destruction.
Address:Muir Woods National Monument
Directions:Muir Woods is located 11 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Take Highway 101 to the Highway 1/ Stinson Beach Exit. Follow the signs to Muir Woods. Roads to the park are steep and winding. Vehicles over 35 feet long are prohibited. Parking space is very limited and fills quickly on most days. There are no RV parking facilities. For an interactive map, please visit maps.google.com/maps and type in Muir Woods National Monument. Muir Woods National Monument does not have a street address of the type used by search engines such as mapquest and yahoo maps. Because of this, map searches often direct people to the center of a zip code, which in the case of Muir Woods is several miles away. Always look at the map carefully to see if the destinations are actually labeled Muir Woods. Sometimes our address works, and sometimes it doesn't. Please be aware of this when using a map search engine.