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Humboldt Redwoods State Park

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Is nature immortal or is it perishable and fragile if it's not being looked after? One of our planet's most old living things is found in the Redwood forest in California. Trees that were dated over 2,200 years old live in one of the last temperate rain forest on the Pacific Coast of the United States. Humboldt Redwoods State Park is located in northern California, along the Eel River, 30 miles (50 km) south of Eureka, becoming the third largest park in California State Park System, with nearly 53,000 acres (210 km2). The immense 'Sequoia sempervirens' - commonly known as Coast Redwood or California Redwood - made the park famous. Many of these trees grow over 90m high. Out of 137 known redwood trees that are over 106.7 meters tall, over 100 occur in Humboldt Redwoods State Park. Rockefeller Forest hosts the 8th, 6th, 4th, and 2nd tallest trees in the world. The forest surrounds one of the world's most scenic drives: the Avenue of Giants, a 31-mile portion of Highway 101. This is such a friendly environment that you might even want to take time to ride a bike, raft, picnic, camp, fish, or swim in this ancient redwood forest.

But you should hurry! Even though the redwood is naturally resistant to fire, the gigantic giants forest is in serious jeopardy due to rising temperatures that could cause dangerous fires.

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Nida Ahmed
Nida Ahmed

on Dec 12,2011

I liked

Humboldt county in general is beautiful. Lived there for a year. A must for people visiting is fern canyon, its a very popular river bed where the walls of the canyon are covered with ferns. Popular movies such as jurassic park and star wars were filmed there. Trinidad is great place to see, beautiful beach.

I disliked

Not much of a town, except Arcata and Ferndale.

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