This place is AMAZING! It’s inexpensive(around $50 for the 6 of us), beautiful, and a great little hike for all members of the family. My 3 year old did it with no problem. It’s nestled in the Redwoods National Forest in California about 10 miles south of Crescent City. The name is Trees Of Mystery and you can click the link to get more information about the place.
When you pull into the parking lot the first thing you see is the huge Paul Bunyan and Babe his blue ox.
Paul Bunyan speaks to you and makes jokes. We never did locate where the person was watching from…they are very good at hiding it. The kids of course thought it was really this large statue talking to them and got a total kick out of it.
Once inside it’s a trail just full of redwoods and the beauty of nature. They have little signs with descriptions of certain trees and even a sky tram that takes you above the trees and up to the top of a wonderful lookout.
Here is a picture of 2 of the 4 kids on the boot of Paul Bunyan and my husband trying to get up there with no success.
Some people have chosen this wonderful place to “tie the knot”
There is a section with all these little wooden plaques listing all the couples who have
given their life away gotten married here. Love this idea!
This is the “Brotherhood Tree” If you click the link it shows a video on how they measured the tree. It’s huge! And I love what the sign represents.
Once you have come to this part of the trail you have the option to ride the sky tram. Of course everyone wanted to do this. Except for a gentleman who said he didn’t trust anything that didn’t have screws to connect it to the cable. My kids didn’t skip a beat and were all thrilled to get in the little cable car.
We went around 10am and it wasn’t busy at all. But as we were leaving it was starting to get pretty packed. Therefore, I am glad we went earlier. It was a beautiful, almost cool morning so it made for good exercise. The picture of the view above really doesn’t give it justice. The whole Redwood Forest is just breath taking!
Below are a couple of facts. These signs are all throughout the hike and it’s very interesting to learn more about the redwood forest and it’s history.
If you are ever visiting the Northern California coast, I highly recommend stopping in and having a hike through this place. We plan to return again someday.
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