|Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park|
Fortunately for us most of the park is open because it's state-operated. The ranger told us that even she didn't know where the border was between federal land and state land. We took several walks and enjoyed tress as tall as 340 feet tall.
|A walk through the redwoods|
The tallest living thing in the world (the Hyperion tree, 378.1 feet) is around here somewhere, but they keep the location secret and there are no trails to it. It was found by national park researchers in 2006.
In Humboldt State Park we took a walk through an area covered with ground cover of redwood sorrel. The trees aren't as big but the setting was beautiful.
|Grieg-French-Bell Grove in Humboldt State Park|
There are redwood groves all over northern and central California - along the coast, near San Francisco (Muir Woods), near the wine country and in Yosemite and Sequoia parks. The coastal redwoods (pictured here) are taller but thinner than the giant Sequoia which grow in the Sierra Nevada mountains. If you are in northern California, stop by... it's worth the effort.