See The Redwood Forest

Welcome to the Redwood Forests

Immerse yourself in the timeless beauty of the Redwood Forests, where towering giants reach for the sky and ancient tranquility beckons. Nestled along the majestic Pacific Coast of Northern California, our redwood groves stand as a testament to nature's grandeur and resilience.

Discover Nature's Giants: Step into a world where coast redwoods, the tallest living organisms on Earth, dominate the landscape. Marvel at their soaring heights, some stretching over 350 feet (107 meters), and breathe in the fresh, earthy scent of the forest floor.

Explore Rich Biodiversity: Delve into lush ecosystems teeming with life. Wander beneath the dense canopy of redwoods, where ferns, mosses, and wildflowers create a vibrant understory. Encounter wildlife such as Roosevelt elk, black bears, and diverse bird species thriving amidst these ancient trees.

Embrace Cultural Heritage: Experience the cultural and historical significance of the redwoods, revered for millennia by indigenous tribes such as the Yurok and Hupa. Discover their deep spiritual connections to these sacred groves and learn about the forests' role in California's rich history.

Preservation and Conservation: Join us in preserving these invaluable forests for future generations. Learn about conservation efforts led by organizations like Save the Redwoods League, dedicated to safeguarding these natural wonders and ensuring their enduring legacy.

Plan Your Visit: Whether you're seeking serene hiking trails, captivating wildlife encounters, or a tranquil escape into nature, the Redwood Forests offer an unforgettable experience. Explore our visitor resources, from scenic drives to guided tours, and embark on a journey of discovery amidst the awe-inspiring beauty of the redwoods.

Connect with Nature: Unwind, explore, and reconnect with the natural world in the Redwood Forests. Let the whispering of ancient trees and the rustling of leaves inspire your spirit and leave you refreshed, rejuvenated, and inspired.

Start Your Journey: Begin your adventure in the Redwood Forests today and discover the extraordinary beauty and wonder awaiting you in this living testament to nature's majesty.

Places to see in the Redwood Forest

Chandelier Drive-Thru Tree

Location: Leggett, CA
Description: The Chandelier Drive-Thru Tree is a famous redwood tree with a tunnel carved through its base, allowing visitors to drive their vehicles through. Located in the town of Leggett, this iconic tree is one of several drive-through trees in Northern California, offering a unique and memorable experience amidst the towering redwoods.

Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area

Location: 13501 US-101, Leggett, CA
Description: Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area is a scenic park nestled along the South Fork Eel River. Popular for camping, hiking, and fishing, the park offers tranquil forested trails, river access for swimming and boating, and picturesque picnic areas amidst the redwoods. It's a favorite spot for outdoor enthusiasts seeking relaxation and natural beauty.

Confusion Hill - Gravity House

Location: 75001 US-101, Piercy, CA
Description: Confusion Hill is a roadside attraction featuring the Gravity House, where optical illusions defy gravity and challenge visitors' perceptions. The Gravity House experience includes rooms where balls roll uphill and water flows against gravity, creating a fun and puzzling adventure for visitors of all ages.

One Log House

Location: 705 N Highway 101, Garberville, CA
Description: The One Log House is a unique redwood log transformed into a fully functional house. Carved out of a single redwood tree, this historic roadside attraction showcases the ingenuity and craftsmanship of its creators. Visitors can explore the interior, marvel at the intricate woodworking, and learn about the history of this remarkable structure.

Grandfather Tree

Location: Avenue of the Giants, Redcrest, CA
Description: The Grandfather Tree is a majestic coast redwood located along the Avenue of the Giants, a scenic highway renowned for its towering redwoods. Standing over 250 feet tall, the Grandfather Tree is a notable landmark, inviting visitors to admire its impressive size and natural beauty amidst the ancient redwood forest.

Avenue Of The Giants - Southern Entrance

Location: Humboldt Redwoods State Park, CA
Description: The Avenue of the Giants is a 31-mile scenic drive that winds through Humboldt Redwoods State Park, showcasing some of the world's tallest and oldest redwood trees. This iconic route parallels Highway 101 and offers numerous opportunities for hiking, picnicking, and exploring groves of ancient redwoods, making it a must-visit destination for nature lovers.

Humboldt Redwoods State Park

Location: Weott, CA
Description: Humboldt Redwoods State Park is home to the largest remaining contiguous old-growth coastal redwood forest in the world. Spanning over 53,000 acres along the Eel River, the park features scenic hiking trails, campground facilities, and opportunities for wildlife viewing. Visitors can explore majestic groves such as the Rockefeller Forest and the awe-inspiring Tall Trees Grove.

Rockefeller Forest

Location: Humboldt Redwoods State Park, CA
Description: Rockefeller Forest is one of the largest contiguous stands of old-growth redwoods within Humboldt Redwoods State Park. Named after John D. Rockefeller Jr., who donated funds to preserve the area, the forest offers serene hiking trails amidst towering redwoods that date back centuries. It's a sanctuary for biodiversity and a living museum of California's ancient coastal redwood ecosystem.

Tall Trees Grove

Location: Redwood National Park, CA
Description: Tall Trees Grove is a remote and pristine grove within Redwood National Park, accessible via a permit and a scenic drive followed by a hike. Home to some of the tallest trees on Earth, including the world's tallest known living tree, Hyperion, Tall Trees Grove offers a serene and awe-inspiring experience amidst the quiet majesty of ancient redwoods.

Lady Bird Johnson Grove

Location: Redwood National Park, CA
Description: Lady Bird Johnson Grove is a memorial grove dedicated to the conservation efforts of First Lady Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson. Located within Redwood National Park, the grove features a loop trail that winds through lush old-growth redwoods, offering interpretive signs and stunning viewpoints. It's a testament to the ongoing preservation of these magnificent forests.

Fern Canyon

Location: Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, CA
Description: Fern Canyon is a lush canyon within Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, known for its towering walls covered in ferns and mosses. Visitors can hike along the creek bed surrounded by walls that rise up to 50 feet high, creating a magical and prehistoric atmosphere. The canyon has been featured in several films and is a popular destination for nature enthusiasts and photographers.

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

Location: Orick, CA
Description: Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park is a pristine wilderness area renowned for its old-growth coast redwoods and diverse ecosystems. The park offers scenic drives, hiking trails, and opportunities for wildlife viewing, including Roosevelt elk. Highlights include the scenic overlooks along the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway and the immersive beauty of Fern Canyon.

Trees of Mystery

Location: 15500 US-101, Klamath, CA
Description: Trees of Mystery is a roadside attraction and interpretive center featuring unique exhibits and towering redwood sculptures. Visitors can take a gondola ride through the forest canopy, explore educational displays about redwood ecology and Native American culture, and marvel at the towering statues of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. It's a family-friendly destination offering a blend of entertainment and natural history education.