Redwood Highway Scenic Drive — great family road trip

Trees of Mystery on US Hwy. 101. (Julianne G. Crane)
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Sequoia sempervirens in Redwood National Park (NPS)

Redwood Highway Scenic Drive  is one of the most amazing sections of U. S. Highway 101 in northern California. It runs is the between the seaside towns of Crescent City and Eureka.

During a time of COVID-19 when families are itching to explore, taking a road trip seems to fill the bill.  For 78-miles, the Redwood Highway Scenic Drive “parallels the rugged Pacific coast, passing redwood groves and the wave-carved shoreline of beaches, cliffs and sea stacks.”

“California’s coastal redwoods are the world’s tallest living things. Walking beneath a 300-foot forest canopy among these silent giants from the age of the dinosaurs is an unforgettable experience.”

Must stops: Redwood National and State Parks … all of them. Trees of Mystery is a fun family stop, about 36 miles south of the Oregon boarder. For the latest in National Parks’ camping information (click here).

Julianne G. Crane

Photo: Sequoia sempervirens in Redwood National Park from the NPS Archive.

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