Where is Muir Woods National Monument?
About 20 Km from San Francisco via the Golden Gate Bridge and Highway 101, heading north, is the Muir Woods National Monument. On the way over the beautiful panoramic road that leads to Mount Tamalpais State Park, turn right over a small path to the Muir Woods.
The 2.2 square kilometre forest of Muir Woods National Monument is home to many Coastal redwood trees that are more than a thousand years old and up to 80 metres tall.
In earlier times, such huge trees existed throughout Marin County, and by logging them, the wood was needed to build the Victorian houses, they disappeared more and more. In 1905, Congressman William Kent bought the forest and donated it to the federal government. The American President Theodore Roosevelt declared it a National Monument on January 9, 1908. The Park owes its name to William Kent, who named it after the Scottish-American biologist and naturalist John Muir (1838-1914).
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