In contrast to the harsh, brutal nature of Alcatraz is an alluring , mystical place called Muir Woods. Located about 13 miles from San Francisco, it is an enchanting place of amazing scenery. The minute you set foot in this magical place, you are transformed into another world. A world of giant redwood trees nestled in an ancient forest of pristine beauty.
Muir Woods, a national monument and part of the National Park Service, has the world’s most famous grove of virgin redwoods. They are a remnant of the vast redwood forests that once covered the slopes and valleys surrounding San Francisco Bay.
After viewing the pictures in the link below, you will be astounded at the exquisite beauty of Muir Woods.