Walking among the giants…..
After checking out of the motel, we drove to the visitor information centre, this one is located on the Avenue of the Giants,
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
17119 Avenue of the Giants, Weott
There we got some leaflets and good advice from the volunteers, we decided to do a couple of walks, Rockerfeller loop trail and Gould Grove Nature trail:
Old form of transport on display in this visitor centre:
A small example of what you will see also at this visitor centre:
Rockerfeller Loop Trail/Bull Creek Flats (ADA Accessible) This loop trail is at the foot of the majestic 7,000 acre Rockefeller Forest, traveling near where Bull Creek meets the South Fork Eel River. Trees soaring to immense heights combined with a relatively open under story combine to create a fairy-book forest! Trailhead: 1.1 miles west of the Avenue of the Giants on Mattole Road, which breaks off at Avenue of the Giants mile marker 20.6, at Dyerville. Length: 0.7 miles Time: 30 minutes Elevation +/-: 20 feet.
Gould Grove Nature Trail (ADA Accessible) Located directly across the Avenue of the Giants from the Visitor Center and Burlington Campground this short loop trail features 300′ tall trees, evidence of early logging, and easy access to the river via a spur trail. The trail offers a self-guided system of interpretive signs. Trailhead: Directly across the road from the Visitor Center, Avenue of the Giants mile marker 16.5. Length: 0.6 miles Time: 30 minutes
They give you a fantastic insight into the Redwoods, to truly get a real feel of the environment I think you need go do longer walks for example 8 miles.
A small view on how big the giants are:
We have decided to drive further north to see even larger (if that is possible!) Redwoods.