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“A commercialized part of the Redwood National/state park but still worth it.”

Avenue of the Giants
Ranked #46 of 8,949 things to do in California
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Santa Clara, CA
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
57 attraction reviews
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“A commercialized part of the Redwood National/state park but still worth it.”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

If you are going further north to the breathtaking Redwood National Park or the other state parks that dot this region then you can give this a miss, if time is a constraint.
If you are driving up from Bay area or south and this is your final destination, it is a great introduction to the Redwoods of the coast and totally worth exploring. We stopped and took some pictures at some of the tourist traps and then pulled off road to see some magnificent fallen trees and did a couple of treks. And then we pushed on to the RNP which is absolutely fabulous.

Visited July 2014
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Mammoth Lakes, California
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“majestic giants”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

the redwoods are awesome. The road is well maintained and allowed a smooth drive. All signs are well marked, which made finding our hike trails easy to find.

Visited August 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Absolutely Majestic”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Words can't express how wonderful this journey is. The enormous redwood trees soar into the sky and there are photo opportunities around every corner. Take a detour along the Avenue of the Giants if travelling along Hwy 101 - it would be a crime to miss such beauty.

Visited August 2014
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Sherwood Park, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
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57 attraction reviews
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“Spectacular!”
Reviewed 12 August 2014

A wonderful 31 mile drive that takes you away from the traffic on the main highway and into the splendor of these extraordinary and beautiful giant trees! Wonderful little towns and places to stop at along the way for food, etc., and a must do if travelling in the area!

Visited August 2014
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Ottawa, Illinois
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“Best place to see the Redwoods”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Drove all over northern CA and this is by far the best place to see the trees in a natural habitat. Highway 101, through Humboldt State Park, just take the exit and it is a mostly drive at your own pace through the park. There are brochures for the auto tour that you need to stop and get at both the south and the north entrances. Throughout, there are pull offs, shops, bathrooms, camping, etc. It is only 33 miles so it is not a long ride and you can zip through it in no time if that is an issue. We started at the South entrance and the very first stop was the best part (old redwood with very little undergrowth, looks seriously prehistoric). There are multiple stops throughout with interesting historic backgrounds (where towns used to be until floods and fires) and with short or long hikes down to the river or back through the forest. Once you have seen this, there is very little other impressive areas of redwoods you will see anywhere else. I would recommend for anyone going through this area to take the exit. Check out the visitors center and collect some info if you plan on spending the day. Try to see a banana slug if possible.

Visited August 2014
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