The Pygmy Forest short (boardwalk) trail begins just past the airport (south of the park entrance). Fees are not collected here. The trees are hundreds of years old but barely six feet high. It's eerie (but we swear the trail wasn't a boardwalk forty years ago).
Fern Trail puts you on a track with redwoods reaching to the sky and ferns taller than the tallest basketball player.
Day use fee is $8.
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