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John Muir's Favorite Bay Area Forest

John Muir's Favorite Bay Area Forest
1784 Lincoln Way
San Francisco, CA 94122-
Phone: (415) 561-4700
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Gaze up at the redwoods north of San Francisco.

Follow in the footsteps of California's famed naturalist and author with a walk through Muir Woods National Monument , part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area in Marin County. Not only is Muir Woods home to a vast array of animals and plants--most notably amazing coast redwoods--but Muir Woods is also steeped in rich history. Learn about the Coast Miwok Indians who once roamed these hills and fished the wilderness streams (salmon still spawn in Muir Wood's Redwood Creek), and find out about President Theodore Roosevelt's efforts to preserve and protect this remarkable forest. Also see photos of Muir when he walked these trails a century ago.

Explore on your own, join a ranger-led walk, or get a local's take with Tom Martell of Tom's Scenic Walking Tours . Muir described this forest as "the best tree-lovers monument that could possibly be found in all the forests of the world." Once you visit, you'll know he was right.

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