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Northern California Redwoods: 3 Day Road Trip Itinerary

Northern California Redwoods: 3 Day Road Trip Itinerary

Looking for a weekend escape into a lush, thick forests? In this post I'll lay out a sample road trip itinerary up along the scenic Highway 1

Tree Swing at College Cove — Trinidad State Beach, CA

Tree Swing at College Cove  — Trinidad State Beach, CA

View the particularly picturesque College Cove, part of Trinidad State Beach, CA from the trails on the cliffs above, or better yet, from a clifftop tree swing.

Wedding Rock Trail — Patrick's Point State Park, CA

Wedding Rock Trail — Patrick's Point State Park, CA

The highlight of Patrick's Point State Park, Wedding Rock is an overlook with an impressive and expansive view of the rugged California NorCal coast.

Stout Grove Hike — Jedediah Smith Redwoods SP, CA

Stout Grove Hike — Jedediah Smith Redwoods SP, CA

Stout Grove could very well be the best of all redwood hikes with its peaceful vibes, lush ferns covering the floor, and old-growth sunlit trees.

Fern Canyon — Prairie Creek Redwoods SP, CA

Fern Canyon — Prairie Creek Redwoods SP, CA

Fern Canyon is one of my favorite hikes along the NorCal coast. This short, easy hike takes you up a canyon covered with 8 different types of ferns.

Grieg-French-Bell Grove - Humboldt Redwoods SP, CA

Grieg-French-Bell Grove - Humboldt Redwoods SP, CA

Truly a unique and hidden spot, the lush sorrel covering the forest floor gives off serious magical fairytale vibes

Rockefeller Loop - Humboldt Redwoods SP, CA

Rockefeller Loop - Humboldt Redwoods SP, CA

The Rockefeller Loop is one of the best hikes you can do in Humboldt Redwoods - it's easy, short, and gives you everything you could want in a redwood hike - tall trees, an open under story, and both a river and a creek to relax by. The 7,000 acre Rockefeller Forest is also the world's largest contiguous old growth forest of coastal redwoods.