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“Beautiful Place”

Redwood National Park
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Owner description: National park that preserves an area of over 110,000 acres of Redwood rainforest and 50 miles of scenic coastline in Northern California.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
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“Beautiful Place”
Reviewed 1 December 2011

Enchanting Forest. We loved the hike and drive. Truly a wonder of nature. so massive and so humble that you need to be there to experience it. Trekking is highly recommended to immerse in Redwoods. We stayed at Best Western in Aracata. Neat rooms.

Visited November 2011
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Los Angeles, California
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“The state parks are better, and have bigger trees.”
Reviewed 26 September 2011

We did most of the park via car, driving through all the scenic parts. It was nice, we're glad we did it, but the state parks north (Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park) and south (Humboldt Redwoods State Park) are FAR superior. The ranger at the Visitor's Center wasn't super helpful and there just isn't that much awesome-redwood-action here as in the other parks.

Visited September 2011
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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“Awesome Park With Great Hiking”
Reviewed 24 September 2011

Redwoods National Park is an awesome experience not to be missed. The huge trees truly make one stop and think. The forest is so quiet and the trees so tall.

There are many hikes throughout the park of all lengths and difficulty. We did three of the shorter ones and saw nature in all its splendor. Bird calls were the only sounds we heard. During the drive you can often see the Roosevelt elk. They were out the day we were there. This park is not crowded as are many of the National Parks but is one that is well worth your time. Just beautiful!

Visited August 2011
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downey
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“Overwhelming”
Reviewed 19 September 2011

Don't miss the drive throught the Redwoods if you are ever in Northern California. It is off the 101 and starts near Fortuna, going down the 101. These trees are "Magnificient"... We suggest if you stay overnight stay at the Best Western Plus in Fortuna. A wonderful hotel with very clean rooms....

Visited September 2011
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Frederick
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“A serene, calming walk through a natural forest”
Reviewed 17 September 2011

We visited the redwood forest as part of our California road trip. We had been to the Muir Woods Sequoia forest the day before so it was interesting to compare this experience to that. The weather was gorgeous that day, warm and sunny with really bright blue skies, but the limited parking areas were full by the time we got there, well before noon. We had to park about a mile or so on the road and walk back, but it was free. The entrance fee to the forest is $5.00 per person. After paying that you can visit the gift shop, eat, drink, go to the restroom or just proceed into the redwood area. There is a whole different atmosphere upon entering the forest. It is a humbling, almost hushed attitude that the visitors have while in it. I looked around while walking the several miles that we did that day and there were people visiting from several nations. I could hear snippets of german, korean, italian, french and some indian and arabic dialects being spoken around us. After a mile or so inside the forest, there is a clearing where one can sit on a bench, reflect, take pics, etc., and where a park ranger gives a 15 minute talk on the history of the forest and how very difficult it is to grow a majestic redwood to maturity. A tiny redwood seed must go through a gauntlet of issues before it has a hope of becoming a fully mature tree. This was fascinating stuff to me. The natural beauty and history of this forest, on the day that we were there, was pretty much perfect.

Visited September 2011
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