Muir Woods is a truly special place. Just about an hour north of San Francisco, it seems more like hundreds of miles away.
It’s as if the Golden Gate Bridge is the end of modern civilization, and you are travelling back in time.
Muir Woods National Monument Is A Busy Place
The National Monument itself is busy with tourists getting close up to the California Redwoods. You certainly won’t be alone!
But, if you are a hiker of modest ability, continue on the Main Trail a couple of miles, and you will leave those crowds behind.
A Trail with a View
Cross Bridge 4 and pick up the Hillside Trail heading south. As we topped the steep incline from the Main Trail to Bridge 4, we came upon the most beautiful views of the Pacific, framed by evergreens.
You can either take Bridge 2 back to the Main Trail, or walk the fire road to Bridge 1 and make a loop.
Alone and on top of the world!
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