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Muir Woods National Monument

  Coastal redwoods are the tallest living things on earth, and walking among these giants is truly an awesome experience - one only to be had in Northern California and a small part of southern Oregon. Best of all, the old-growth redwoods at Muir Woods are only 12 miles (19 kilometers) north of the Golden Gate Bridge, the closest redwood stand to San Francisco. Even at busy times, a short hike gets you beyond the crowds, onto trails with mammoth trees and stunning vistas. For an easy hike, try the 1 mi (1.5 km) Main Trail Loop, which run alongside…

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A Nature Lover's Paradise.

Summary : Muir Woods is a must see when in San Francisco. If you can get pass the very windy roads to the park, you immediately forget how close you are to the city. Fresh air, lots of walking trails, amazing vista's and the incredible giant redwoods are all waiting. * $7 Admission for Adults * Free for Children * Easy to moderate hikes

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Coastal redwoods are the tallest living things on earth, and walking among these giants is truly an awesome experience – one only to be had in Northern California and a small part of southern Oregon. Best of all, the old-growth redwoods at Muir Woods are only 12 miles (19 kilometers) north of the Golden Gate Bridge, the closest redwood stand to San Francisco. Even at busy times, a short hike gets you beyond the crowds, onto trails with mammoth trees and stunning vistas.

For an easy hike, try the 1 mi (1.5 km) Main Trail Loop, which run alongside Redwood Creek to 1,000-year-old trees at Cathedral Grove. It then swings back via Bohemian Grove, where the park’s tallest tree stands at 254 feet (77 meters). The more adventurous should take the 2 mi (3.2 km) hike up to the top of Cardiac Hill, which treks through a steep grade of lush fir-fringed forest to an exposed ridge where you can see Mt. Tamalpais, the Pacific Ocean, and San Francisco.

 

For further information visit the US National Parks Service website

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