Mendocino County Redwoods
“The redwoods, once seen, leave a mark or create a vision that stays with you always. No one has ever successfully painted or photographed a redwood tree. The feeling they produce is not transferable. From them comes silence and awe. It’s not only their unbelievable stature, nor the color which seems to shift and vary under your eyes, no, they are not like any trees we know, they are ambassadors from another time.” John Steinbeck
People come from all over the world to visit the beautiful and awe-inspiring redwoods. Redwoods average eight feet to as much as twenty feet in diameter, and some grow as tall as three hundred and seventy five feet. Redwoods help create their own weather environment, and by joining their roots together, bond themselves against flood and windstorm. They are also resistance to most bugs. At one time, Montgomery Flat in Montgomery Woods State Reserve contained the tallest living measured tree in the world; it was measured at 367.5 feet in 1999.
In the summer, ride the vintage Skunk Train into the coastal redwoods and drive the scenic 31 mile drive through the Avenue of the Giants. Opportunities for hiking and or having a picnic in the redwoods abound.
In the winter, the rain brings out the amazingly clean scent and the trains are lush and green. The height and branches provide a level of protection and there is nothing better than throwing on a raincoat and tramping thru the silent and majestic forest with only the sound of rain surrounding you.
We can help you with all your redwood adventures, including Skunk Train reservations and hiking maps all over Mendocino County.