May the Redwood Forest Be With You

Think you’ve seen redwoods? Not like this. Humboldt County is home to giant gems within the towering temperate rainforests of Redwood National and State Parks, and more big stuff beyond! Get ready for hulking reds, winding jade rivers, a hidden state park, and 40 miles of wild coastline that add magic like only the far north can.

Week 05.12.2016
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Jurassic Redwoods

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park and Gold Bluffs Beach hiking and camping in Redwoods National and State Parks

Times change, but the tallest living trees in the world still tower over the grasslands of Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park (one of three state parks located within the jurisdiction of Redwoods National and State Parks). Transport to the Jurassic Era on a 6-mile loop hike past p
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Get a Lodi This!

Lodi Wine and Cycle Spring Adventures

Outdoor adventure and wine country? This combination doesn’t get any bigger or better than in Lodi. Just 90 miles from San Francisco, Lodi is already on the map for its 85 wineries. But it’s the adventures you can pair them with that make Lodi a one-of-a-kind destination. Miles o
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Secret Redwoods (+ Swimhole!)

Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park

It’s rare to have one of Northern California’s biggest attractions all to yourself. Unless you’re in on a secret. Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park is a little-known gem where skyscraping reds (the tallest living trees in the world!) fly under the radar. At just 1 square mile and
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Blue Coast

Patrick's Point State Park in Humboldt County

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An enchanting coastal woodland sounds like a description out of a fairy tale, until you visit Patrick’s Point State Park, where turquoise tide pools gurgle beneath bluff-top redwoods in a touch of real-life magic. Soak it in on a 2-mile (one-way) coastal stroll from the craggy ti
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