Muir Woods National Monument

Muir Woods National Monument

Muir Woods National Monument is a remnant of ancient coast redwood forests that blanketed many northern California coastal valleys before the 1800’s. Local businessman William Kent and his wife Elizabeth Thatcher Kent bought land in this valley in 1905 to protect one of the last stands of uncut redwoods.To ensure permanent protection, they donated 295 acres of redwoods to the federal government. In 1908 President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed the area a national monument. At William Kent’s request it was named for conservationist John Muir.

Recreational Opportunities

Hiking, wildlife and bird watching. Visitor Center and self-guiding nature trail.

Seasons Accessible

Open All Year

8:00 a.m. to sunset

Fees: Visitors 16 and older must pay entrance fees

ADA Accessibility Notes
All paved trails are wheelchair-accessible.

Pet Friendly Notes
Pets not permitted, except service dogs.

For More Information, Contact:

Muir Woods National Monument
1 Muir Woods Road, Mill Valley, CA 94941


Muir Woods National Monument