Every year, nearly a million visitors from around the world visit the towering and iconic California Redwoods. The protected old-growth temperate rainforests are thousands of years old and are located entirely within Del Norte and Humboldt Counties.
Scopa at the Sea is just a short drive to the iconic redwoods and offers a great centralized location for a ton of national park activities.
The Redwoods are the tallest and most massive tree species on the face of the Earth. Redwoods National and State Parks are located in northernmost coastal California approximately 325 miles this side of San Francisco. Roughly 50 miles in length, the corridor encompasses three of our favorite destinations for Scopa at the Sea guests: Jedidiah State Park, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park and Humboldt redwoods State Park, home to Avenue of the Giants. The parks are also home to indigenous flora, fauna, grassland prairie and cultural resources. Portions of rivers, streams and pristine coastline are protected within the 37 mile stretch. If this conjures-up visions of foggy “Endor” from the big screen blockbuster, “Star Wars” it is perhaps with good reason as it is speculated epic movie scenes were indeed filmed in nearby redwood groves on privately-held land.
When traveling by car, numerous roads and highways offer access to the parks and are mostly oriented along the north-south U.S. Highway 101 between Crescent City and Orick, California. It is always recommended visitors check weather and road conditions prior to travel. Park Headquarters are located at 1111 Second Street, Crescent City, California for additional information. Ample reference information is also available online. While the summer months undoubtedly draw more visitors, the parks are generally open year-round. Spring and autumn months feature bird migration, rhododendron in bloom and deciduous tree color. Winter rain generally falls in abundance in these coastal forests.
While panoramic views are astonishing from the comfort of your vehicle, there is little doubt the best way to experience the California Redwoods is to walk among them. Access through most areas is easy and well worth the stroll. Wayside panels are within view whether you drive or walk the redwood routes and provide interesting facts and information regarding the natural history of each location.
At Scopa at the Sea, we not only value feedback regarding our accommodations, but also treasure stories of guest adventures in and around the Northern California region we call home. Few are as impressive as those experienced in the legendary Redwoods National and State Parks…
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