California Dreaming: Muir Woods (Mill Valley, CA)

On day three of the San Francisco leg of our California Vacation we headed to Muir Woods National Park (before heading to Hog Island Oyster Company (recap here)) to check out the beautiful Coastal Redwood Trees. We were able to see their sister, the Giant Sequoias while on our visit to Yosemite National Park- Mariposa Grove (recap here) a few days earlier; and we were excited to see the differences in person.  Coastal Redwoods are more plentiful than the Giant Sequoias; which grow much wider than the Coastal Redwoods, but not as tall. Coastal Redwoods can grow to be up to 370 feet tall! 
Parking was an interesting situation; (cars were everywhere and we had to park on the side of the road/10 minute walk from the park entrance) but when we entered the forest we could see what all the hype was about.  The place felt magical with all of the beautiful Redwoods everywhere! We explored for a bit and took one of the short hike loops. The weather was perfect and I remember leaving the park feeling completely rejuvenated. I guess gorgeous trees can do that to ya! 
“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”  – John Muir
Enjoy some snippets of our visit below:
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