Jedediah Smith State Park, California
We last visited the California Redwoods four years ago, and for a shorter stay. It allowed short drives in the area, the main one being the Newton B Drury Scenic Parkway, and several shorter offshoots. We chose to extend this visit to allow for more exploration.
The Redwoods National Park is a bit unique in that it also encompasses three California State Parks. The Del Norte Coast Redwoods, the Jedediah Smith Redwoods, and the Prairie Creek Redwoods. They extend over 60 miles between Crescent City to Trinidad along the Redwoods Highway (CA101). Here you can see the tallest trees in the world mixed with rugged pacific coast.
Here is our visit to the Jedediah Smith State Park which consisted mostly of a drive along the dusty and narrow Howland Hill Road, and several walks among these massive giants.
Grove of the Titans
|When these giants fall they create tunnels to navigate. Walking here you begin to see where writers get the idea of “Middle Earth”.
|The Grove is quiet and majestic.
|Leaving on the same trail you take getting here, you have the time to contemplate it all.