Best Short Hikes in Redwood National and State Parks by Jerry Rohde
* More than 60 short hikes in the Redwoods -- from half-hour to half-day -- with camping and park facilities information
* Handy quick-guide for selecting hikes by difficulty, mileage and features (flowers, water, views, etc.)
* Little-known Redwood Park gems as well as world-famous Founders Grove and Fern Canyon trails
A stand of towering old-growth redwoods, where sounds are dampened to near silence, where only the dimmest rays of light penetrate...or are you looking for redwood hikes with beaches? Redwood hikes known for wildflowers? Youll find those, too, in this guide devoted to the best hikes in Redwood National Park and the state parks-Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast, Jedediah Smith and Humbolt Redwoods State Parks.
Most trailheads are adjacent to paved roads, accessible within five miles of Pacific Coast Highway 101. This guidebook includes many short hikes off Avenue of the Giants and Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway. It will take you to the Boy Scout Tree and to the Tallest Tree, a 367.8-foot skyscraper. But it also includes trails for solitude even at the height of the tourist season. Background information on redwood biology rounds out your experience.
Redwood National Park Facts
No doubt, redwood trees are huge, and redwood forests are super-quiet and peaceful. But did you know? As old as the dinosaurs — almost The earliest redwoods showed up on Earth shortly after the dinosaurs—and before flowers, birds, spiders See 2,year-old redwoods here Officially, the oldest living coast redwood is at least 2, years old, but foresters believe some coast redwoods may be much older. Tallest tree on Earth Your local coast redwood tree can grow to feet or more—the tallest tree on Earth. Right now, there are about 50 redwood trees taller than feet living along the Pacific Coast.
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The most impressive Redwood National Park facts entail information about the massive redwood trees that occupy this area in northern California. The park has been featured in numerous movies and television shows and continues to astonish all who visit. As you begin to make your plans to visit, be sure to read up on the history and contact the park if necessary. At times, Redwood National Park can be very crowded and there are other factors to consider, like the wildlife, plants and more. One of the more shocking Redwood National Park facts is the number of visitors.