How to Explore a California Redwood Forest

redwood forest in CaliforniaWhen you dream of California, what comes into your mind’s eye? At Sea Rock Inn, we think of the stunning shorelines, the fog rolling in over the cliffs, the serenity of our nature, and of course a California Redwood Forest. These magnificent natural phenomena tower over our scenic region and define the natural landscape. Whether you’ve to experience the unparalleled beauty of these trees or it’ll be your first time, we encourage you to add this to your itinerary on your getaway to our charming bed and breakfast!

From the stunning coast to the towering California Redwood Forest, Mendocino is the vacation destination for outdoor enthusiasts such as yourself. Discover more of our wonderful activities, things to do, and places to explore when you request a copy of our Vacation Guide. Get your free travel planner today!

California Redwood Forest: Which One to Visit

California Redwood Forest map includes iconic destinations like Jackson State Forest and Chandelier Tree in the Drive-Thru Tree Park, as well as many others. Consult the map, consult our complimentary Vacation Guide (link above), or review our list below. But no matter the forest you visit, you will not be disappointed! In fact, Lonely Planet recently named California’s Redwood Coast as the #1 U.S. Destination for 2018!

Navarro River Redwoods State Park

One of the best places to see redwoods and sequoias in California is Navarro River Redwoods State Park in nearby Elk. Plucked straight from your dreams, this nature reserve is simply divine. Along the scenic drive to this state park, venture down Highway 128 and be encapsulated by its natural beauty. Once in the park, grab your camera and take photos of these majestic sights (even take a photo with you standing beside one). In addition to the forests, enjoy a stroll along the nearby gulches. It’s a beloved California Redwood Forest location!

The Avenue of Giants

A part of the iconic Humboldt Redwoods State Park, the Avenue of the Giants is one of the most iconic places to enjoy this California Redwood Forest. On your drive down this scenic byway, notice the many signs leading to an auto tour. In fact, you’ll have the chance to enjoy a Redwood Forest drive-through tree experience while you’re exploring. You have the opportunity to view as many trees as possible and to enjoy over 50,000 acres in this reserve!

Montgomery Woods State Reserve

Montgomery Woods State Reserve is the idyllic place to escape and relax. This quiet and tranquil reserve boasts two different types of redwoods. Enjoy this diversity of foliage and flora on one of the many winding trails. Totaling 3 miles, this path provides you with the opportunity to see five different California redwood forest groves as well. Consider packing a picnic lunch or bring a fruit and cheese basket, a premier room add-on at Sea Rock Inn, and make an afternoon of it!

Alternatives to Traditional Exploring

If you are looking for California Redwood Forest experience with modern amenities and conveniences, purchase your tickets to the Skunk Train. Located in nearby Fort Bragg, this wonderful company offers a variety of rides with times that’ll fit your schedule. Trips may range from an hour to all-day excursions. You’ll receive a front-row seat to the wonder of the redwood groves, scenic rivers, and other outdoor locations!

Book Your Stay at Sea Rock Inn

After your California Redwood Forest experience, head back to the luxury and comfort of Sea Rock Inn. Our cliffside bed and breakfast offers unique views of the Golden Coast and provides a space for relaxation and restoration. Speaking of, browse our selection of beautifully appointed accommodations and reserve the ideal retreat for your romantic getaway. Decorated in classic and simple California style, you’ll feel right at home during your trip with us. We can’t wait to host you and your special someone this year!