Muir Woods National Park Recreation and Volunteering

by admin on November 19, 2009

Muir Woods National Park is an excellent source of recreational activity for the tree enthusiast or hiker. The park contains roughly 6 miles of trails. The loops of trails at Muir Woods are broken into half-hour segments. There is a half-hour loop, a one hour loop, and a one and a half hour loop for hikers to enjoy. In addition to the trails specific to Muir Woods National Parks, there is access to trails that branch off into other parks and nature areas. Each of Muir Woods’ trails provides access to views of thousands of Coastal Redwood trees. As the trails sit well below the canopy, hikers should dress for mild to cool temperatures with moisture in the air.

Muir Woods National Park offers, in addition to hiking trails, a number o recreational activities related to upkeep of the park itself. Volunteering in a National Park is one way to promote the maintenance and virility of such protected lands. Muir Woods National Park and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area offer a variety of programs for volunteers that involve activities in and around the park. Removal of non-native species of plants from the park, collecting data on any of the bird species or endangered animals, upkeep of historical landmarks in Muir Woods and simple clean-up of debris from storms are all ways that one can contribute as a volunteer while enjoying the park’s natural beauty.


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