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“The most awe inspiring hike taking in months of hiking in northern California”

Redwood National Park
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Owner description: National park that preserves an area of over 110,000 acres of Redwood rainforest and 50 miles of scenic coastline in Northern California.
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San Francisco, California
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“The most awe inspiring hike taking in months of hiking in northern California”
Reviewed February 21, 2012

We started at the Prairie Creek visitors center and walked about a two-three mile loop out to the BIG redwood tree. The sun lite up some of the moss covered trees as well as dappled the huge redwoods. If ever you are in that neck of the woods be sure to make time to see the tallest trees on the planet. Without a doubt it will remain in your memory for a long time.

Visited February 2012
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Poland, Maine
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“High Five for Lady Bird Johnson Grove”
Reviewed January 22, 2012

Lady Bird Johnson Grove is approximately two miles off Highway 101, on Bald Hills Road, a curvy, narrow, two-lane road, that takes you to a parking area that can accommodate about 20 vehicles (and where toilets are available). From there, you take a very appealing span across the road to the trailhead. The trail can be walked clockwise or counterclockwise. As other posters have noted, this is inspiring scenery -- impressive stands of redwoods nestled amongst verdent ferns of varying types. Plan on about an hour.

Visited July 2011
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Evanston, Illinois
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“A National Park you don't want to miss!”
Reviewed January 11, 2012

I read somewhere that hiking in the Redwoods in winter is the best. I have to agree. In all of our hikes, in the park, south of the park, we saw either no one, or one or two people. The silence and majesty of the trees leaves one at a loss for words. One reviewer said Redwood National Park doesn't compare to Humboldt State Park or other state parks, but I disagree. We did the Lady Bird Johnson trail, which although not long, was my favorite of the many hikes we did and I thought easily beat Humboldt. Honestly though, you can't go wrong anywhere in this region! The trees are absolutely stunning.

The park ranger at Orick was very helpful and pointed us to Lady Bird. I would have loved to go further in on that road, but we did not have the time. The trees on this trail are some of the biggest I've seen. Definitely take the time to go just a bit north and do the Drury Scenic drive--many good trails off of here, but the drive itself is breath-taking. If you can visit in winter I'd recommend it. So quiet, so few people.....this is truly a national treasure. Not a lot of services though, so make sure you bring lunch and snacks!

Visited January 2012
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Brookings, Oregon
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“best place to go if you like the outdoors.”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

since our family lives about half an hour away this is a trip we take often. love the drive and just getting out.

Visited October 2011
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“OMG so amazing”
Reviewed December 2, 2011

WOW this is one of the true natural wonders of the world. We were SOOOO amazed with these beautiful trees and the sites we saw. It wasn't even on our list of todo's but everyone along our road trip kept telling us about it and so spur of the moment, we decided to go and are so thankful we did. As you drive through to the California coast, the views and sights only get better. A MUST DO.

Visited August 2011
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