Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Muir Woods National Monument

TRAVEL TUESDAY

Today, I'd like to show you Muir Woods National Monument.  This beautiful park is just a short 12 mile drive north from the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge National Recreation Area.  Many people have been to San Francisco many times, and they don't even know this beauty exists.  Next time your in the area, you'll find it well worth your time to take a day or even just a half a day and go explore the beautiful large and tall Redwoods of Muir Woods.


First you'll take a beautiful drive up the mountain, as you make your way from San Francisco on up to the National Monument.


If you have an entire day, and can walk and hike all the trails, or even if you just have a few hours to spare.  You'll love the beauty of these massive Sequoia tree's.  Make sure to take a camera, so you can many pictures of this beautiful forest.



It was so peaceful when I walked around.  I just loved stopping and staring up at the tops of the tree's, many of which I could barely even see the tops of, as they are so tall.  Some of them are so big around their trunk, that I think I could have laid along side them and the tree was still larger in circumference than my 5,4 height.


Muir Woods is full of these great nicely made trails.  Even those with disabilities can still go out and explore the beauty around.  If you are in the area, I also think this would be an absolutely beautiful place to have your bridal pictures taken, or a family portrait.


I think this is a place, that I could seriously go and just get lost in.  Not literally, but in my mind.  I would love to be able to just go sit in a quiet place in this forest and write a novel or something:)  It's a magical place, and full of inspiration (I'm sure of it:)


Cute bridges, and gentle streams run through these beautiful woods.  There are overlooks from just outside the park, that give you amazing aerial views of the surrounding valleys and beaches.



IF YOU GO:

*  There is an entrance Fee $7 for adults.
*  12 Miles north of the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge National Monument
*  There is a visitors center, gift shop and small cafe in the park
*  If your a camper, there are several nearby campgrounds.
*  They do NOT allow pets in the park.
*  This park is open year round, even on holidays.
*  For more information visit the park website HERE

14 comments :

  1. OHMYGOSH...so gorgeous! Not sure when I'll get to CA, but this would be top of my list! Sooooo pretty!

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    1. It really is, my pictures don't even scratch the surface, I love the huge Redwoods, I hope to make it back again next year if possible.

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  2. Breathtaking!! That looks so gorgeous and peaceful... I've only been to CA once, need to get back!

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    1. If you add this detour to your vacations plans in CA next, I promise you won't be disappointed! It looks even better in person:)

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  3. Thanks for sharing, looks like a great place to go camping...just got to find a camping partner.

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    1. It would be! Anywhere on the California northern coast is probably great for camping!

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  4. Looks like a beautiful place to go!

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    1. There are Redwoods all up the coast of CA.. Oneday I'll visit Redwood National Forest:) On my way to come check out your post!

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  6. Those trees are so amazingly tall. I've always read that this was true of West Coast trees but I've never been there myself to know. I love it when you share these pics and information. It makes me feel like I'm there!

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    1. Thanks Carla! They really are, some are just so tall you can't even see the tops. Others are so big around that you could lay down next to them and still have a tree larger than your length.. Very cool to see!

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  7. Oh, wow. Those trees are ginormous! I typically go to either San Diego or San Francisco when I travel to CA, but had no idea this hidden gem existed. Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Next time your in San Francisco, you should take a couple of hours and go check it out. Seriously, it's like a 15 minute drive from the bridge!

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