Bay Area Explore
Muir WoodsJune 02, 2016
We visited Muir Woods when a couple friends from LA came up for part of the weekend to explore Northern California. There are numerous ...
We visited Muir Woods when a couple friends from LA came up for part of the weekend to explore Northern California. There are numerous trails that you can take-depending on your goals and fitness level. Wanting variety we
selected attempted to go on the ocean view trail-which was a combination of the red woods, mountains, and views of the Pacific Ocean. However, somewhere along the way we missed the part of the trail leading to the ocean and just went to the mountain/valley view (oops!). No complaints here though. It was stunning.
I only brought my iPhone to take pictures because I didn't feel like carrying heavier equipment (I do slightly regret this, however. My camera would have done a better job of capturing the majestic wilderness and overwhelming red woods). It was impossible to capture the scale of the trees or even get half of their full height in the photos.
The hike took a little over 8 hours and it was worth the sore feelings in my calves and glutes afterwards. I recommend you go on a cool but clear day to maximize the views. Great day activity to do with your significant other or a group of friends.
Tip: Wear good hiking/walking shoes and bring snacks and water. This is a real hike.
Muir Woods National Monument
1 Muir Woods Road
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Muir Woods is open 365 days a year-just be sure to check for seasonal hours. No reservations are required.
TIP: You can visit any national park for FREE on the following dates (more details Here):
- August 25-28 - National Park Service Birthday Weekend
- September 24 - National Public Lands Day
- November 11 - Veterans Day