An old-growth redwood grove narrowly saved from logging
HIGHLIGHTS: Grove of the Old Trees is an accessible, stunning 28-acre redwood stand on a ridgetop in Occidental. The grove is run by the nonprofit, LandPaths.
ACTIVITIES: Open year-round and eminently walkable, Grove of the Old Trees is perfect for picnicking and hiking.
VISITOR CENTER: There is no visitor center for this park. Please note that there are no restrooms here.
CAMPGROUNDS: There are no campgrounds at Grove of the Old Trees.
TRAILS: Grove of the Old Trees has two loop trails forming a figure-8 shape; the total length of the trails is slightly less than one mile. Rebecca Abbruzzese of Landpaths says the trails are fantastic for families because they’re easy to follow, and some are even stroller- and wheelchair-friendly.
MUST-SEE UNIQUE FEATURE OR SEASONAL HIGHLIGHT: The park is small but abounds with views of beautiful, old trees that shouldn’t be missed.
RV ACCESS: The road to the grove is a single lane wide. Commercial buses and other large vehicles are not recommended.
FEATURES ACCESSIBLE TO PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: Trails are mostly flat, but best for off-road wheelchairs.
DOGS: On leash.
ENTRANCE FEE: None, but donations of time and money are encouraged. Visit the LandPaths website (external link) for more information.
MORE INFORMATION: Visit the LandPaths website (external link) for more information.
DON’T MISS: Rebecca revealed that if you continue up and over the hill on Coleman Valley Road, you’ll be in for a spectacular ocean view. Try it at sunset!
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Acres Protected by the League: 28
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