Muir Woods National Monument
|Type:||Day Hike - Loop|
|Distance (Total):||1.0 miles / 1.6 km|
|Hiking Season:||- All Year Long|
|Things To See:||- Old Growth|
|Rating:||Trail has not been rated.|
|Nearby Town:||San Francisco, California, United States|
"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.
On January 9, 1908, with just the stroke of a pen, President Theodore Roosevelt used the powers of the Antiquities Act to create Muir Woods National Monument. William Kent, who donated the land for the monument, requested that it be named for noted conservationist John Muir.
Muir Woods contains 6 miles of trails. There is a 1/2 hour loop, a 1 hour loop, and a 1 1/2 hour loop as well as longer hikes on trails that extend into surrounding parks. All of these walks afford views of thousands of old-growth coast redwoods, the tallest living things in the world. Picnicking, pets, bicycles, smoking, horseback riding and camping are not permitted within the park.