• View of the Golden Gate Bridge, taken from the Marin Headlands, looking across the bay back towards San Francisco, seen in the distance.

    Golden Gate

    National Recreation Area California

Muir Woods Image Gallery

SF bulletin hike through Muir Woods, c1920
San Francisco Bulletin Hike through Muir Woods, c 1920
Golden Gate NRA, Park Archives, Mildred L. Lewis Collection, GOGA 35352

Muir Woods National Monument protects one of the only stands of old-growth Coast Redwoods left in the Bay Area. President Theodore Roosevelt declared it a national monument in 1908 and it was subsequently named after the influential naturalist John Muir. In this gallery, explore historic and contemporary images of visitors and the majestic natural surroundings, including the nearby Mount Tamalpais area and Muir Beach.

Images within these albums may be used for any legitimate non-commercial public or press use with proper credit given to the National Park Service. If you have any questions or additional information on these images, please contact the Park Archives and Records Center’s reference archivist at 415-561-2807 or e-mail us.


Did You Know?

Photo of gull chicks breaking our of an egg in a nest.

After incubation lasting four weeks, a gull chick breaks out of its egg without assistance from its parents. At hatching, the chick is fully covered with down and is soon able to open its eyes and stand up to walk about the nest.