No trip to northern California would be complete without a chance to stand beneath the world’s tallest trees. Our first stop was the Lady Bird Johnson Grove where we walked one of the most popular trails in Redwood National Park. We arrived early, just as the fog was lifting…and parking was still available.
Our next stop was just up the road to Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. In addition to numerous hiking trails, herds of elk are a popular attraction and are often be seen grazing throughout the large meadows alongside the roadway.
We were not so lucky with the elk, but we saw plenty more majestic redwoods as we hiked through the forest.