Saturday, February 25, 2012

Redwood National and State Parks

Located just north of Eureka, along the Northern California coastline are a number of Redwood parks. There are actually three distinct redwood species found in the world: Dawn Redwood, Giant Sequoia, and Coast Redwood. At these parks in Northern California you will see Coast Redwoods and they are truly amazing to see. Between Redwood National Park, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park there are many opportunities to view these magnificent trees. These parks also provide many great opportunities to camp, hike and view Roosevelt Elk and other interesting wildlife. These parks are particularly nice because not only can you enjoy these beautiful, big trees, but they are also situated along a scenic part of the Pacific Ocean, so you can also enjoy the beach. We visited in the summer of 2011 and enjoyed some great time hiking and taking in the sights. If you are ever heading up the coast along Highway 101 be sure and stop in and see this magnificent area.