Nestled in a cool, foggy canyon north of the Golden Gate Bridge, Muir Woods is the world’s most famous grove of redwoods. These tall trees are a spectacular remnant of the vast redwood forests that once filled the hills surrounding San Francisco Bay.
Redwoods grow taller than any other tree species in the world. The average age of the redwoods in Muir Woods ranges from 400–800 years old, and many ancient specimens have been around for more than a millennium. The grove’s tallest tree stands more than 250 feet high.