We visited Muir Woods on a very foggy, drizzly kind of day. The paths were muddy and the views not that great but all in all, it is a beautiful place no matter what the weather and we enjoyed hiking the trails. The star attraction of Muir Woods is definitely the Coast Redwood. These relatives of the giant sequoia are are known for their height. While redwoods can grow to nearly 380 feet, the tallest one here is 258 feet.  Most of the redwoods in Muir Woods are between 500 and 800 years old – the oldest is at least 1,200 years old. Just a short drive up very scenic Highway 101 from San Francisco, it’s well worth a visit. If you don’t have a car, we heard that there are day bus trips available from San Francisco so no excuses not to go.

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