Muir Woods & Mill Valley : Mount Tamalpais State Park California - in Photos1/16/2014 04:51:00 AM
Last year mid february, I along with some friends did a short hike to Muir woods. it was on one of the long holiday weekend. The original plan was to climb Mt. Tamalpais through redwood forest. But since parking got real crazy overflowed and we also lost sometime midway, we did few small trails in the state park and went to muir beach instead.
The Most popular perhaps in the world, is Muir Woods National Monument that features giant redwood forest. The Main trail is a boardwalk which I could see or rather walked only little of. The tallest redwoods trees in the park are only about 250 feet high, compared to 370 feet for the tallest redwoods in the world. But close proximity to the city and easy access makes it more popular than other areas of the north.
When we had to park really far and inside from the entrance at the national monument, we decided to climb a nearby Redwood Creek trail. These trails are open hence you don't have to pay the park fee to hike. there are many connected short trails and the view of the valley from the trail is stunning anytime of the day.
While looking at my archive during a -cleaning drive- I realized I have hundreds of trip, few long and few short ones like above, that I have never written about or posted photos anywhere. This year I am planning to revisit some of those in writing and I hope you enjoy them.
Fact File :
Address: Mill Valley, CA
Area: 559 acres (226 ha)
Hours: Thursday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm Depending on season.
Phone: (415) 388-2595
Management: U.S. National Park Service
I shot these images with iPhone 4S, and Toy Camera app. the top most one is obviously my favorite. those flowers were soft as cotton and looked radiant in the sun. Few images have been cropped in Instagram.