Trees of Mystery – must family stop in Redwoods

Paul Bunyan and Babe greet visitors to Trees of Mystery (Julianne G. Crane)

When you are driving along U.S. Highway 101 in northern California, definitely stop at the Trees of Mystery.

For more than 50 years, this family-friendly attractions has beckoned many travelers for a refreshing stop, 36 miles south of the Oregon border.

“Big Tree” along accessible paved trail.

My first visit was back in the mid-60s. I was impressed then, as I was on my most recent visit, with the awe-inspiring ancient trees towering above the accessible paved trails that wind through the forest.

In addition to the remarkable old-growth trees that resemble candelabras and cathedrals, there is a series of whimsical giant sculptures including the  49-foot-tall statue of mythic logger Paul Bunyan and his 35-foot sidekick, Babe the Blue Ox.

Read more about the Trees of Mystery in an item I posted on RV Short Stops.

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