LOCATION: Muir Woods National Park. San Francisco, CA.
This item is part of my Trek America Trip Series.
I had heard about Redwood trees in San Francisco that are extremely large. Some are even hollowed out enough for a car to drive through. Muir Woods National Park contained the majority of the Redwoods in the California region in its 550 acres. As part of my San Francisco city tour, I was able to go to the park.
Upon arrival I was already welcomed with gigantic trees all around, some were 800 years old and 250 feet tall. We were given a little less than an hour and a half to explore. I wanted to see it all, so I walked fairly fast. I felt so small compared to all the trees within. They seemed to have grown forever. There were so many, with so many leaves that they created a canopy of shade in the park. It was pure dreamlike and elegant. Spots of sunshine showed through parts of the park and really made the area luminous. There was a tree that had a hollowed out section and I was able to stand in it. It was incredible here. I wish we had more time, but the small hikes I went on were more than worth it.
WOULD I DO IT AGAIN?: I’ve never seen trees so big in my life. It’s like being in another world. I would definitely go again.
HOW TO DO THIS:
Muir Woods: Entrance fee is $7