Muir Woods National Monument is my first and favorite forest. To this date, they are the tallest trees I’ve ever seen. I was ten the first time I walked amongst these tree friends. Every hike gets compared to Muir Woods’ redwood trees.
In some ways, these redwoods make a lot of other forests disappointing. We always enjoy nature trips but it’s hard to get wowed when the first forest you’ve ever seen are some of the tallest trees in the world.
Muir Woods is 12 miles north of San Francisco. It is one of the few remaining old growth redwood forests in the Bay Area. Due to it’s location by the ocean, the woods are covered in a layer of coastal fog regularly. The redwoods use the moisture from the fog during long dry seasons and during dry summer season.
Seeing fog was thrilling. We didn’t see any during my childhood SF visit and I had fog on my last day during my second SF trip.
Think we booked this tour through viator.com and it also brought us to Sausalito . We would have been happy if the tour skipped Sausalito and stayed all day in the woods. We couldn’t find any all day Muir Woods trips.
One day we’d like to return and spend all day hiking here. This is one of the few strands of old growth coastal redwoods left in the Bay Area.