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“Coastal Redwoods magnificent”

Richardson Grove State Park
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Seattle, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
206 reviews
176 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 493 helpful votes
“Coastal Redwoods magnificent”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

A few minutes from Garberville, this park is home to a forest of first-growth Coastal Redwoods. Once a tree over wide areas in the age of dinosaurs, it has been reduced to a few stands by repeated ice ages and logging. This stand is accessible and magnificent. Close to the highway, it makes a good stop as a rest area if you are traveling in the area and are pressed for time.

Visited March 2012
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Wilton, California
Level 6 Contributor
1,377 reviews
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“An Old Friend”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

I camped here in the late 60s in High School, through all the years I've travelled US Hwy 101 this is the best view on the road, anywhere. We stopped to soak up the soul rejuvenating energy of the majestic Redwood Trees, refresh ourselves in the Eel River along with so many others. What a great summer day!

Visited July 2012
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Daly City, California
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
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“Magnificent Grove and River Fun”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

The interpretive trail through the grove was very informative. The river area was easy to get to, and perfect for kids' play, lounging and water play.

Visited July 2012
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Portland, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
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“Awesome walk among the giants”
Reviewed July 1, 2012

Interesting visitor center, with helpful volunteers. Short walking look trail with some descriptions of what you are seeing. This is a day use fee park, but worth it!

Visited June 2012
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Seattle, WA
Level 6 Contributor
368 reviews
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“Gregarious, knowledgeable volunteers create a wonderful stop”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

Hopefully, when you drop in here you'll run into the Bob Irwin family who'll explain all the in's and out's of giant redwoods before setting you loose on your trail-guided ramble through the grove. Even though a road cuts through the grove, the hustling traffic is an instructive contrast to the stately calm of the trees. I'm not a tree-hugger but I did feel compelled to, literally, hug one of these truly huge, living plants. I certainly home that, per ppVolute, this grove is not to be cut down. Why would a state park do that? Anyway, this is an excellent and informative introduction to the Avenue of the Giants that begins 5 or 10 miles up the road.

Visited June 2012
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