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“Beautiful Grove, Excellent Education”

Lady Bird Johnson Grove
Ranked #2 of 12 things to do in Orick
Certificate of Excellence
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81 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Beautiful Grove, Excellent Education”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

We toured this grove on a sunny day. I read later that it can get quite foggy up there.

It was a different experience than hiking Miner's Ridge, but every bit as pleasant. It was a short and easy hike. If you go, grab a brochure as soon as you cross the bridge and read about the forest as you go. It's very interesting. The area is open and airy, and I imagine it's absolutely gorgeous when the rhododendrons are in bloom.

Visited October 2013
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Herrin, Illinois
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Just what we were looking for!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

We had many choices as to where to have our "Giant Redwoods" experience on our trip between San Francisco and Seattle. We had planned to see "Avenue of the Giants" but because of where we were staying and the time of day we arrived - that just didn't work out. So instead, after a night in Trinidad, we decided to give Lady Bird Johnson Grove a try - and boy were we glad we did! It was not crowded at all. The terrain was manageable. At times we found ourselves in total solitude with the forest - no noise, no distractions. Just the silent awesomeness of the incredible scenery around us. We got beautiful photos. It was a great experience!

Visited April 2013
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San Diego, California
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119 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Well groomed and park-like”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

This is a well groomed and park-like state/national park. It's small, and you can pick up a brochure that leads you on a self-guided tour around the circular trail. It's level and and an easy walk.

Visited August 2013
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469 reviews
209 attraction reviews
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“Gr8 Energy & Easy Trail for All Ages”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

A must-do between Crescent City and Eureka with a fairly easy, level path about a mile long among ancient, old growth trees after a steep climb to 1200' via car (no RV or trailers).

It's a redwood forest dichotomy as you see a working mill & logging trucks on the same access road the the 200+ year-old, virgin trees. Morning and afternoon fog and mist can add to the hobbit-like adventure.

The huge trees defy photography with a smartphone, but I did video to capture the scope of them. There are also giant ferns and many banana slugs that are pretty easy to spot on fallen trees or leaves. They are 3", yucky-looking, yellow/brown & slimy. Kids love 'em.

Stop at the Redwood Parks Visitor Center for maps & many trail/driving options or get a numbered guide in the Lady Bird parking area. Elk Prairie Campground and the elk viewing area is also located adjacent to the Visitors Center on the bypass.

Note; Be sure take the Newton B. Drury Scenic Byway in either direction for total immersion into the redwoods and to eliminate steep grades on Hwy 101. The road is RV/toad friendly, had gr8 pull-outs to hug the trees and is the best drive N. of Humboldt Redwoods. Also, the glare thru the canopy can be blinding mid-day, so try to schedule morning or afternoon.

Visited September 2013
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Flemington, New Jersey
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13 reviews
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“Lady Bird Johnson Grove”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

When we arrived and started our walk we quickly became aware of the fog coming around us. Hoping it would not last we continued on. To our amazement the day turned out to be a perfect day for picture taking. We ended up with the most breathtaking photographs.

Visited March 2013
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