Tourist attractions in Redwood National and State Parks, California

Redwood National Park, national park in the northwestern corner of California, U.S. It was established in 1968, with a boundary change in 1978, and was designated a World Heritage site in 1980. Preserving virgin (old-growth) groves of ancient redwood trees, including the world’s tallest tree, the park also features 40 miles (64 km) of scenic Pacific coastline. It covers an area of 172 square miles (445 square km)—of which more than one-third is old-growth forest—and includes land held in three state parks: Jedediah Smith Redwoods, Del Norte Coast Redwoods, and Prairie Creek Redwoods.

del norte coast redwoodsGiant sequoias and California redwoods are the largest and the tallest trees in the world. In essence, they are nature’s skyscrapers. These enormous trees exist primarily in Northern California and parts of Southern Oregon. Sequoias and redwoods are often referred to interchangeably even though they are two very different species of trees. more “Tourist attractions in Redwood National and State Parks, California”