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Redwood National Park Travel Guide: 102 reviews and 395 photos

As Eureka is the harbor from where the Redwood were logged and shipped out, a visit to the Redwood National and State Parks is a must (page to come). It is north to Eureka and south to Crescent city. The Redwood Forest is a rain forest characterized by the California Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) that can reach a height of 100 meters and be 2,000 years old. It is different from the Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) found for example in the Sequoia National Park on west-facing slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

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  • Jul 8, 2011 at 4:37 PM

    Was just there this week and the store is closed down and sandbagged! Anyone know what happened? Wanted to take my grandkids, would have been 4th generation to visit!

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    Jun 10, 2010 at 7:02 PM

    Jean-Louis, those are fantastic photos of the amazing Redwood trees of California! I have always been fascinated by trees too, whether they be Pines, Banyans, Baobabs or Ceibas! I really must see more of the western coast of North America!

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    Sep 26, 2009 at 6:28 AM

    Good article in October National Geogrphic Mag. on Redwoods with a 5-page concertina picture of one!

  • Jul 26, 2009 at 7:35 PM

    I love the trees in the tip: Lady Bird Johnson Grove!

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    Jul 23, 2009 at 8:16 AM

    Came specifically hoping to re-visit the Chandelier Tree and you accommodated with double duty! Smokey was there when I first visited 35 years ago so it is good to see he hasn't aged!

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Jul 15, 2009 at 4:45 AM

    Hans & I have not been to this neck of the woods yet, but sure will some day. The drive-thru tree shows just how huge these wonderful redwoods are. Love the tree house.

  • junecorlett's Profile Photo
    Apr 17, 2009 at 1:10 AM

    Thanks for Redwood Park tips. Trees 110meters tall....awesome..

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Apr 13, 2009 at 9:38 PM

    The redwood looks very impressive, and with the lichen it gets a mystical feel. I hope to visit one day!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Apr 7, 2009 at 2:58 PM

    Where in France is that Redwood that was introduced in 1856 and is now 52 meters tall? I wouldn't have thought the climate in France would be suitable for the Redwoods. In any case, I enjoyed looking at your new page about these beautiful big trees.


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