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Redwood National Park: the park of giant sequoias of California

The Redwood National Park is one of the parks in California famous for hosting the giant sequoias. This park is located along the northern California coast near the towns of Eureka and Crescent City, and about 520 km (325 miles) north of San Francisco.

The park is crossed by the road 101 that allows the partial examination, for a more detailed visit you should take one of several roads which travel through the park.

However, already follow the road 101 in the stretch of 125 km (78 miles) between Eureka and Crescent City, one of the most spectacular roads in California,  will make an idea of ​​this particular natural environment.

The Redwood National Park comprises a region of coastal mountains bordering the Pacific Ocean north of San Francisco, it is covered with a magnificent forest of redwoods.

The territory of Redwood National Park is home to some of the tallest trees in the world, the giant sequoias of the coast of California (Sequoia semperviren) , these trees can live for up to two thousand years old and can grow to a height of 115 meters, while their width at the base can be up to 7 meters. The north coast of California is the only natural environment in the world where live these trees.

In the world there are three types of giant sequoias: Sequoia the coast of California (Sequoia semperviren), ie the one in Redwood Park, and then the giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) of the Sierra Nevada, visible in Sequoia National Park, and the dawn redwood (metasequoia glyptostroboides) present in small areas of central China.

The area of the park is home to rare animals such as sea lions, bald eagles and brown pelicans. This park was included in the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1980.

USEFUL INFORMATION

Hours: Redwood Park is open all year round 24 hours 24.

Tickets: Admission to the park is free.

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