A DAY TRIP TO THE MUIR WOODS NATIONAL MONUMENT

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This was a day of our San Francisco vacation, so be sure to check out our other blogs in this series for the full itinerary!

We started our morning on Stinson beach! We wanted an overnight close to muir woods, but also somewhere with a view and this little beach town was only 30 mins from the redwoods and we got to wake up to the ocean- a win, win!

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Our plan was to drive from stinson to muir woods, which was about a 30 minute drive. on the way we saw this massive rock with a path leading up to the top, so we pulled over to take a closer look.

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I have to admit that it was pretty windy so when Colin said, β€œlets go to the top!” I resisted and said he could go alone. But after he told me the view was breathtaking, I decided to climb up and see for myself. He was right!

If you find yourself on ca-1 outside of Stinson Beach, you cant miss it!

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And then we finally made it to Muir Woods National Monument!

The entrance fee was $15 a person (kids 15 and under are free) and we got lucky and parked in the lot right outside the entrance and headed in! I did read however that due to an influx of visitors (yay!) you now you have to reserve your parking before you go. So make sure to get that situated while you are planning your trip!

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The trees kind of speak for themselves. It honestly felt sacred walking among them and knowing all they have witness in their 1000 years of life. A THOUSAND YEARS - can you even?!

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Did you even see a redwood if you didn’t take a picture hugging one? I don’t think so. :)

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A must stop if you are making a trip down the California coast, or in the San Francisco area! You will be so mesmerized that you too will buy a tiny redwood tree (think 6 inches tall) from the gift shop in hopes that you can leave a giant legacy in your backyard.

Colin did and we found our dog milo chewing on the tiny tree just a few weeks later..haha. There are no Mukri redwoods growing in small town America, yet.