Muir Woods National Monument covers a total area of 554 acres of land and is located in Mount Tamalpais, a symbol of Marin County and near the Pacific coast, in southwestern California. Also, the national monument is about 10 miles north of California's Golden Gate Bridge and is accessible using US 101 and CA 1.
Muir Woods National Monument was proclaimed a national monument on January 9, 1908, and is managed by the National Park Service. Several attractions make this national monument a great place to visit. First, you will find an untouched growth of Coastal Redwoods that add a majestic magnificence to the park.
This area of land was initially purchased by Congressman William Kent (also a writer and conservationist) and his wife, Elizabeth Thacher Kent in 1905 before subsequently donating the property to the federal government. The Muir Woods National Monument was declared a protected area by President Roosevelt.
Muir Woods National Monument is also a great place for visitors in the area to experience hiking and wildlife viewing. One of the coolest things you can do when at the park is to experience a tree walk where rangers and volunteers present a 15-minute talk and a one-hour guided tour of the nature around you.
There are also other conveniences in the park that visitors can enjoy, and these include a visitor center, restrooms, restaurant with snacks, museum or exhibit, and the popular self-guided tour. Visitors can also bring their tail-wagger into Muir Woods National Monument, but they will need to make sure that their dog is well-behaved and always under their immediate supervision.
More specifically, dogs should always remain leashed or in a secure enclosure when they are not leashed. Furthermore, dog owners are expected to keep their pooch away from restricted areas of the park, and this includes all park buildings and other areas designated by the Muir Woods National Monument management.