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10 Best Places to See Redwood Trees

June 21st, 2011 by admin, under Uncategorized. No Comments

The majestic redwood trees can only be found in California and Oregon and here are some great spots for you to find them. Muir Woods National Monument is north of San Francisco and offers a redwood forest with three hiking loops. Rangers offer guided walks and teach you about the forest. Big Basin Redwoods State Park is in the mountains between San Jose and Santa Cruz, and is much less crowded than Muir.

Nature turned the Petrified Redwood Forest to stone just west of Calistoga. East of San Francisco is Mariposa Grove and Yosemite National Park home to huge redwoods. Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park is located between Crescent City and Eureka. Sequoia National Park is the place to see the largest living trees on earth. Located in Three Rivers, CA this forest has the world’s largest redwood, General Sherman.

The Redwood National Park located on the California and Oregon border, preserves half of the old-growth redwood forests. South from Brookings is Forest Service Road 1101 located in Medford, it is home to Oregon’s remaining 9,000 out of 14,000 redwood forest acres. Brookings Harbor just six miles north of the California border has Loeb State Park, home to Oregon’s largest collection of coastal redwoods. There are many other beautiful parks and hiking areas to experience Oregon and California’s beautiful redwoods.