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Old 05-12-2013, 03:15 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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NorCal has so many redwood groves and parks. How do you choose? Is it "you've seen one, you've seen 'em all", or is each one unique? This is an invitation to post about your favorite redwood park/s and why you prefer the one/s you do.
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Old 05-12-2013, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Where the Wild Things Are
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What if my favorite Redwood is a Giant Sequoia?
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Oroville, California
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What if my favorite Redwood is a Giant Sequoia?
If that's the case Tuolumne and Merced Groves near Crane Flat in Yosemite. Not nearly as busy as the Mariposa Grove (mainly because it involves a several mile long hike to get to the trees).
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:14 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, California
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Redwood Regional Park, in Oakland.
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:24 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Redwood Regional Park, in Oakland.
I first learned about that one on this forum, a little while ago. I'm jazzed about checking it out. I had no idea there was a big redwood park in the Eastbay!

There's a big stand of redwoods on a hill owned by PG&E in Kensington. Makes me wonder how many they cut down to create the surrounding residential area.
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Old 05-12-2013, 05:33 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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I first learned about that one on this forum, a little while ago. I'm jazzed about checking it out. I had no idea there was a big redwood park in the Eastbay!

There's a big stand of redwoods on a hill owned by PG&E in Kensington. Makes me wonder how many they cut down to create the surrounding residential area.
You sure you're from the Bay Area?

Actually the area around Kensington and in the Berkeley Hills is one of the few areas away from the coast besides Redwood Regional Park where they can grown due to the cooler marine influence. Like most of the forest in the east bay, they usually grown on east facing slopes as over eons most of the soil has been pushed there by the constant strong sea breeze.
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Old 05-12-2013, 05:34 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, California
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It is really awesome! Very family oriented atmosphere (families picnicking and hiking) and tranquil. The only drawback is that parking (even though they charge $5 at the gate) can be hard to find. Feels like a different world!

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I first learned about that one on this forum, a little while ago. I'm jazzed about checking it out. I had no idea there was a big redwood park in the Eastbay!

There's a big stand of redwoods on a hill owned by PG&E in Kensington. Makes me wonder how many they cut down to create the surrounding residential area.
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Old 05-12-2013, 05:35 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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My favorite is Samuel P. Taylor Park in Marin County. I have camped there and the forest seems to go on forever! The drive from there to Point Reyes National Seashore is incredible.
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Redwood NP and Ave of the giants. Reason: they are old growth, unlike those fine Bay Area parks
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:15 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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To the person who gave me the rep about Seattle, private message me please lol
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