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  our group and a coastal redwood
  • our group and a coastal redwood - Muir Woods National Monument
      our group and a coastal redwood
  • Some redwoods are at least 1,000 years old. - Muir Woods National Monument
      Some redwoods are at least 1,000 years old.
  • Hollow tree - Muir Woods National Monument
      Hollow tree
  • daughter and her friend - Muir Woods National Monument
      daughter and her friend
  • demonstrating girth of the trees - Muir Woods National Monument
      demonstrating girth of the trees

We went to stay near here rather than staying in San Francisco. Although I have been to some of the other big tree parks as a child (including another Coastal Redwood park Big Basin), I hadn't been to Muir Woods. The park was named for John Muir - Upon learning of its dedication, Mr. Muir declared, "This is the best tree-lovers monument that could possibly be found in all the forests of the world."

Children under 15 are free. After we went to the visitor center, we took the self-guiding
nature trail. There is a 1/2 hour loop, a 1 hour loop, and a 1 1/2 hour loop as well as longer hikes on trails that extend into surrounding parks. All of these walks afford views of thousands of old-growth coast redwoods, the tallest living things in the world.

Address: Mill Valley
Directions: 11 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Take Highway 101 to the Highway 1/ Stinson Beach Exit. Follow the signs to Muir Woods. Roads to the park are steep and winding.
Phone: 415-388-2595
Website: http://www.nps.gov/muwo/planyourvisit/directions.htm

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  • Updated Jan 12, 2012
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