Muir Woods is a gorgeous National Forest containing some of the oldest Redwood trees in the Bay Area. Due to its close proximity to San Francisco, it is often a pain to enjoy the park. Why you might ask? The parking lot is always crowded and the main trails are generally swamped with tourists. As much as tourists feed our economy they can be quite a pain in large groups. A few deep breaths and many Excuse Me’s later we made it to the quiet beauty of the forest.
We completed an approximately 4.5 mile loop through the park. The exact details of the loop can be found here on the blog Hikerly. All and all this was a quick hike that made for a lovely afternoon outing.