“This is the best tree-lovers monument that could possibly be found in all the forests of the world,” declared conservationist John Muir when describing the majestic coast redwoods of Muir Woods.

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Mount Tamalpais State Park, which surrounds Muir Woods, is a beautiful park with sweeping hillsides cloaked with chaparral covered ridges, grassland, and oak woodlands.  Deep canyons filled with solemn redwood groves intersect these ridges and slopes to create a diverse environment for a wide array of plant and animal species.  This area was inhabited by the Coast Miwok Indians prior to the arrival of the Europeans in the 1700’s.

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Muir Woods National Monument

Mount Tamalpais State Park