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Redwood National and State Parks on one
of California's most beloved treasures. If you've never been or seen a tree
hugger, then you really need to visit northern California's coastal forests
to appreciate the silence experienced in the hush of a tall protected stand
of trees that barely let the sun through.
Accessible via U.S. Highway 101, you can
fly into Eureka-Arcata Airport and rent a car to drive north, or you can
cruise the thousand-mile California coast to enjoy its diverse, beautiful
beaches of which this one. The closest major international airport is
located in San Francisco, 355 miles or 7 hours south by car.
There are around 200 miles of trails in
the Redwood National and State Parks that visitors can walk, hike (or view
by horse on Little Bald Hills Trail, Mill Creek Horse Trails, and Orick
Popular to visitors around the globe because of their age and size (they are
descendants of the oldest trees on earth), a stroll through a redwood forest
is meant to be experience first hand. Add it to your list of "once in a
lifetime" experiences. You will not be disappointed.
Location: California's northernmost
county and bordering Oregon adjacent to U.S. Highway 101.