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Hiking and swimming go together like a hot meal and a cool drink — one is invigorating, the other is refreshing. Together, they make a wonderful combo. So, where are some great places to swim under the redwoods? We’ve gathered five great recommendations for you. Dive right in!

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The Toumey Trail in Richardson Grove State Park crosses a corner of the recently protected Twin Trees forest. Photo by Mike Shoys Visit Recently Protected Forest

A walk among the hushed stands of 300-foot-tall ancient giants in Richardson Grove State Park is a sensory journey back in time. Many of the trees are more than 1,000 years old, and among the world’s tallest. Save the Redwoods League recently protected Twin Trees forest, which buffers this jewel of a park. The Toumey Trail will lead you through magical Richardson Grove and Twin Trees.

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Youth participants in event at Sequoia National Park for Latino Conservation Week 2017. Photo by Martin Martinez Trip Introduces Youths to Joy of Redwood Forest

Marking Latino Conservation Week, League President Sam Hodder writes about the joy he feels in sharing the spectacular redwood forest with everyone, including communities who have less opportunity to visit the outdoors. This year, a League-sponsored excursion introduced 20 young adults from the Los Angeles area to the magnificent Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park, home to five of the world’s largest trees.

Learn more about why trips like these are so important.


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