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View from the forest floor of a towering redwood tree and canopy
Redwood National & State Parks
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Redwood National and State Parks

A grove of giant redwood or sequoias should be kept just as we keep a great and beautiful cathedral.
— President Theodore Roosevelt
Giants of the West
Taking root for thousands of years, the Redwoods are one of Earth’s most magnificent and enduring creations, some as old as the Roman Empire. Towering over stunned and amazed visitors, Redwoods offer a glimpse back to the past, even as they grow ever-taller into the future.

Some of the tallest and oldest trees on Earth are in Redwood National Park and State Parks, managed jointly by National Park Service and California State Parks.

Established in 1968, Redwood National Park is located in northernmost coastal California, and is home to old-growth coast redwoods. These magnificent trees can live to be 2,000 years old and grow to over 300 feet tall. Spruce, hemlock, Douglas-fir, berry bushes, and sword ferns create a multiple-canopied understory. Redwood Park’s mosaic of habitats includes prairie and oak woodlands, mighty rivers and streams, and 37 miles of pristine Pacific coastline.

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