Muir Woods and Redwood Creek Watershed Planning

Redwood Creek flows alongside a trail bordered by rustic fencing, with a verdant canopy overhanging the creek.
Redwood Creek flows alongside a trail in Muir Woods.

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Since hikers and tourists began visiting Muir Woods National Monument in the late 19th century, it has become renowned for its old-growth forest of coast redwoods. Muir Woods is located within the Redwood Creek watershed, just 8 miles north of San Francisco, in an area of less than 9 square miles, and harbors an incredibly diverse ecosystem of plant and animal species.

The Planning Division's efforts are focused on upholding Muir Wood's contemplative setting where visitors come to discover the primeval redwood forest. More specifically, our projects support trail network improvements, enhance transportation alternatives to improve visitors arrival experience and better protect park resources, and through the One Tam Collaborative, ensure a coordinated planning effort with our agency watershed partners, including California State Parks, the County of Marin and the Marin Municipal Water District.

Visit the Redwood Renewal page for summaries on some of our project planning efforts.


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      Redwood Renewal

      A family of projects to ensure the preservation and health of Muir Woods for generations to come.

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      Walk among old growth coast redwoods, cooling their roots in the fresh water of Redwood Creek.

    Last updated: May 17, 2024

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