Northern California Part Two A Trip To The Redwoods

A trip to the redwoods is a must if you are staying in Mendocino. It can easily be done in a day and there are some delightful sights and beaches on the way. MacKerricher State Park is just north of Ft. Bragg. It has a beach with crashing waves and a nature path.

Fruit of the sea.

Old railway remnants at MacKerricher State Park.

Driftwood patterns.

A majestic rock guarding the beach a few miles past MacKerricher State Park.

Windblown trees along the cliff.

Humboldt State Forest

Humboldt State Forest is home to some of the largest trees in America. The giant redwoods can be visited in different groves and there are places to camp, if you'd like to extend your trip.

The drive near the Humboldt State Forest takes you through the fabulous redwoods.

Once you venture into the park, there are different trails that go among these towering giants.

One of the fallen giant sequoias.

Roots of a fallen giant sequoia.

While making your way back to Mendocino from the redwood forest, the brilliant blue Pacific Ocean is your companion.

Driving south from the redwood forests, the ocean and sun cap the end to a perfect day.

I hope you're inspired to visit Northern California and experience some of the delightful sights I've shared.

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