I want to drive from Grants Pass Oregon to Eureka then to Oakland on 101. According to Mapquest, I am looking at 3.5 hours from Grants Pass to Eureka and 5 hours from Eureka to Oakland. I once thought I would have a puppy in tow as well as my 7 year old daughter, but it now looks like the puppy won't be along for this part of the trip.
If I am planning to be there in about 10 days and only to spend a morning in the redwoods area, eat lunch and then drive on, what is the best place for a short hike and for lunch? Where is the Avenue of the Redwoods and how do I get there?
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!