Have you ever visited someplace that literally took your breath away? That’s what Muir Woods did for me. I can’t even begin to explain the things I felt as soon as I stepped out of the truck. There was a peace in the air that I have never experienced anywhere else. It was almost as if time stopped. I would go so far as to say it’s my personal heaven. The only thing it was missing was Penelope, tea and a good book.
I did quite a bit of research before my hubby and I ventured to Muir Woods, but I failed to realize how many hiking trails it had… let alone how LONG the hiking trails would be. They have a main trail that is a boardwalk, extremely flat, and stretches around a good section of the woods. Perfect for seniors or wheelchairs! Or me too, let’s keep it real. I won’t mention how many times I tripped on one of the hiking trails. We ended up finding ourselves on a path that was described as “brisk” and “relaxing”. Well, it was neither of those things. We had to climb GIANT stairs for close to a mile, and for a short person, that’s a lot of work. A majority of the hike was a steep climb, but the view was worth it. It felt like we had left earth, and were exploring another planet. Especially since we had no communication to the outside world. That’s another important thing I should mention: there is ZERO cell service in Muir Woods. So you need to download your parking tickets ahead of time, and get your phone calls out of the way before heading to the park.
If you haven’t already, you need to put Muir Woods on your bucket list. I am already dying to go back!
Park Hours: 8 a.m. – Sunset.
Parking: $8 for parking reservation (you must reserve your spot ahead of time) or you can take their shuttle for $3 each.
Entrance Fee: $10 a person.
Pet Friendly? No.
All my love,