“12 Natural Wonders You Can Visit Via Public Transportation” Discussion Thread

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Congaree National Park, in Columbia SC, can be visited via the COMET’s Route 47.

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In the SF Bay Area, Marin Headlands is reachable from downtown San Francisco on the Muni 76X bus. It only runs on weekends, however.

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Mount Tabor is an extinct cinder cone volcano in Portland, OR. Mt. Tabor Park can be reached via two bus routes - 15 (Belmont/NW 23rd) and 71 (60th Ave) which run along the sides of the park.

The Great Falls of the Passaic River in Paterson NJ - part of a National Historic Park - can be reached via New Jersey Transit’s #712 bus route (Hackensack - Paterson - Willowbrook Mall).

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Snoqualmie Falls, WA. Bus # 208. Snoqualmie Falls - Wikipedia

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Saguaro National Park, Tucson Arizona can be reached by the 450 or 7 bus lines: How to get to Saguaro National Park in Tucson by Bus | Moovit

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Muir Woods National Monument with its giant redwood trees. Just across the Bay Bridge from San Francisco is the Muir Woods. You can take Bus 70 from 7th and Market. It takes about a 1/2 hour to get to Muir City. Then take Bus 66 to Muir Woods. If you want to do a round trip take the Sausalito Ferry back to San Francisco.

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Stone Mountain park is in suburban Atlanta, accessible by MARTA rapid transit and then transferring to the 119 bus. The walk from the bus is about a half mile. While the park has numerous amusement attractions, the 600-700 foot high “mountain” is (I believe) thelargest granite outcrop in America. An advantage of entering the park on foot: required parking pass is $22.00; entering on foot or on bike is free.

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Don’t you have to make a parking reservation if you drive yourself? It’s expensive, too. If you’re up for a longer hike, you can park at the Rock Springs Picnic Area on Mt Tamalpais for free and hike in (also for free!). I can say from experience that it’s pretty rough going back uphill on the return journey, though.