Where in California are the giant redwoods?
Where in California are the giant redwoods? Redwood National and State Parks is located in northernmost coastal California—about 325 miles (6-hour drive) north of San Francisco. Roughly 50 miles long, the parklands stretch from Crescent City, CA (near the Oregon border) in the north to the Redwood Creek watershed south of Orick, CA.
What part of the redwoods should I visit? Redwood Creek Overlook is the best spot in Redwood National Park to catch a sunset. Situated at over 1,000ft above the ocean it overlooks, this location often sees cloud inversions near sunset sweep through the redwoods below. It’s location near Lady Bird Johnson Grove makes it an easy add on to the end of a day.
What is the best time of year to visit the California redwoods? Best Time to Visit: Redwood National Park has decent weather all year long thanks to the mild coastal temperatures. The winter months tend to be rainy, so the best months to hike amongst the redwoods are from May to September.
Where is the best place to see the giant sequoias? Massive, ancient giant sequoias live in three groves in Yosemite National Park. The most easily accessible of these (spring through fall) is the Mariposa Grove near the park’s South Entrance, off of the Wawona Road (Highway 41). Two smaller—and less visited—groves are the Tuolumne and Merced Groves near Crane Flat.