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Take a walk among ancient giants in this stunning lesser known Redwoods State Park.

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Just across the Oregon border, in Northern California, you can find Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park hiding in the forest.

It's not the easiest State Park to find, but it's free, and well worth the effort.

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Right from the parking lot you can look up and see the massive redwoods towering over you.


Take the short 1 mile nature loop trail to immerse yourself among these incredible beauties.

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We started the loop counter-clockwise. Right away the trail opens up to giant trees and a lot of lush greenery.

Going counter-clockwise, the trees get bigger as you go!

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It truly is hard to put into words the immenseness of these trees. Pictures just don't do it justice to showcase the size of the redwoods.    

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I will tell you however, this place is a photographers paradise! 

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Just thinking about how many thousands of years these massive trees have been here will make you stop, sit back, and look up in awe.

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Walk among these beautiful giants for yourself, and everything else in life will feel a little bit smaller!

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PROS:

Jedediah Smith State Park is FREE!

It's lesser known, so typically less crowded (in early morning).

The redwood trees are are just insanely gorgeous.

CONS:

A bit out of the way from HWY 101, confusing to get to.

Mostly dirt road to the State Park, it's a bumpy ride.

Very limited parking, can be busy and full in Summer.

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