In late March, my wife and I visited the Redwood Forest National Park and surrounding areas for a little Spring Break getaway in Northern California.
Geographically, the Redwood National Forest is located just 40 miles south of Oregon. Driving up from the Bay Area, we passed through many small towns that reminded us more of countryside Texas, but with more temperate weather and oceanside views.
During our stay, we hiked many beautiful coastal trails and explored the magic of the ancient trees. It was a lovely time away from the buzz of San Francisco’s fast-paced city life.
Our favorite and most challenging trails were located within the Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. However, we also very much enjoyed exploring Lady Bird Johnson Grove and the Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park. If hiking’s your thing, I recommend making a trip up there when possible, as these parks are known worldwide for their natural beauty and preservation.
One of the strangely fun tourist activities we embarked upon during our visit was driving through several Redwood trees. There were three drive-thru trees that we could find, and my wife took some pretty cool photos that I wanted to share. I know, it seems slightly odd… yet it’s pretty cool when you realize you are driving through something ancient that is still very much alive. Some of these trees are more than 3000 years old. We can’t even comprehend what that means in today’s sense of time. There is so much for us to learn from nature, it’s insane.
Check out how epic redwood trees are in the gallery below. A simple yet amazing possibility to behold! If you are planning an adventure to the Redwood National Forest anytime in the future, feel free to hit me up and I can provide some details on several sweet trails and stops to check out.
Live long and prosper,