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Muir Woods National Monument is a small natural area of only 550 acres in Redwood Canyon on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais. The monument has a single highlight: towering, ancient coast redwoods, the Sequoia sempervirens. This is one of the few remaining redwood groves near San Francisco.

The park was formed when a congressman, William Kent, donated this plot of land to the government in 1908 to prevent it from being dammed and flooded. It is named after the famous naturalist John Muir, who helped to save many of America's natural areas in the Sierra Nevada, Pacific Northwest, and Alaska.

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