Muir Woods

Muir Woods National Monument Travel Blog

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Muir Woods just north of San Francisco is a fairly small grove of Coastal Redwoods tucked down in a small deep valley.  In fact if you are not aware that they are here you will miss them completely.  Even if you knew they were there you will be fooled until you are right there at them.  This is a very strange feeling, exiting the freeway, taking several smaller and smaller side roads off and up a hill through residential areas and curved streets to a point where you feel you are almost at the top of the hill and there sitting beside the road at an intersection is a sign pointing to the left and down the hill.  You turn and start down, still scratching your head, because there is no sign of the trees.  Finally you near the bottom of the twisty road and you start seeing the huge trees.

There are several trails you can take from the entrance area from about a half mile to quite a bit longer and steeper.  We took the shorter and easy trail among the trees and got plenty of pictures.  We spent a little more time there than we had planned but felt good about it.

On the way out of the area we stopped for a bit to eat and found a 7/11, which was the only thing we could find.  It was near 4 pm and we hadn’t eaten since breakfast so we were ready.  They actually had some very good hot dogs and the cold Pepsi we were ready for.

spocklogic says:
Indeed I did miss them and did not know the Redwoods were there. That would have been something to see... This is quite good to know.
Posted on: Dec 06, 2011
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