California: Muir Woods National Monument

“Sunday Morning” takes us to the Muir Woods National Monument in California, a contemplative forest that’s been called a “temple of peace.” Videographer: Lance Milbrand.

Muir Woods National Monument is part of California’s Golden Gate National Recreation Area, north of San Francisco. It’s known for its towering old-growth redwood trees. Trails wind among the trees to Cathedral Grove and Bohemian Grove, and along Redwood Creek. The Ben Johnson and Dipsea trails climb a hillside for views of the treetops, the Pacific Ocean and Mount Tamalpais in adjacent Mount Tamalpais State Park. 

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