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San Francisco and Redwoods?

Houma, Louisiana
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San Francisco and Redwoods?

We are trying to take a trip to see the giant redwoods. Is it possible to lodge in San Francisco and not have a super long ride to see the redwoods? Any advice on other things to do would be helpful as well.

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1. Re: San Francisco and Redwoods?

There are redwoods in Sonoma County.


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2. Re: San Francisco and Redwoods?

What's a "super long ride" mean to you? You can drive from SF to Santa Cruz to the Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. Several walks there, including one loop that takes about 45 minutes. On a recent trip we left Sausalito at about 9 am and drove to the park, did the loop walk and then drove into Santa Cruz for lunch. As an alternative, Big Basin Redwoods SP is closer to SF.

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3. Re: San Francisco and Redwoods?

Welcome to Trip Advisor!

You can drive to Muir Woods National Park in Marin County in about 40 minutes. Go early to find a closer in spot to park, as it gets congested after 10:00 am. Prepay your Golden Gate Bridge toll online (do a forum search for this process). You can also drive up to the Marin Headlands on your way back just before the Bridge and have a fabulous high view of the bridge and possibly the fog.

Search the forum on this page for info on these attractions, and look over to the Top Questions on this page on a non-mobile device for a million topics to make your visit great.

Edited: 20 June 2014, 20:42
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4. Re: San Francisco and Redwoods?

Yes it is. Redwood National Park is about 6 hours drive one way, but any of the above suggestions are much closer to SF :-)

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5. Re: San Francisco and Redwoods?

There are actually some redwoods in SF. They're not giants, but at the little plaza to the east of the Transamerica Pyramid . . .

Beyond that see above and, as mentioned, you might give a time/distance you consider reasonable to drive. We can then suggest the "best" option.


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6. Re: San Francisco and Redwoods?

Hang on. Most picked up on the word redwoods. Are you interested in the TAAALLLLLLLLL Redwoods which are coastal or the GIAAAAAAAAANT SEQUOIAS which are away from the coast and in Yosemite and Sequoia national parks . You could do the tall coastal redwoods in Muir woods or Henry Cowell or the Giant Sequoias in the two National Parks

What would you like to do and see ? Info about Lodging in SF is in the top questions on the right side of this forum page. Please check them out.

To read more about these fab trees here is a great article


Edited: 20 June 2014, 23:10
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