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Redwood National Park: A Natural Wonder

Posted on November 23, 2010 | Travel DestinationsNo Comment

The coast redwoods are the greatest natural treasure of America. They are also among the tallest trees on the planet. Redwood National Park has been home to several species of these trees, which are simply magnificent. The lands of Redwood National Park are located along Northern California’s coast. Redwood National Park is situated between Orick and Crescent City. The park contains nearly 40% of the redwood forest. The forest once thrived along the north central and northern coast of California.

Redwood National Park is spread over 75,452 acres. It includes 19,640 acres of old forests. Redwood National is not very large, but it is a sight to behold.

The park comprises of four distinct units:
Redwood National Park and three parks, including Jedediah Smith, Prairie Creek Redwoods, and Del Norte Coast Redwoods. Nearly 110,332 acres of land and 38,982 acres of redwood forest stand preserved. Nearly 90,000 acres of old growth forests are known to exist. The parks preserve a substantial amount of these forests. The park is home to nearly 51,000 acres of redwood which is second growth in nature.

Redwood National Park is renowned the world over for its vast expanses of redwood trees. The park also comprises of 40 miles of pristine coastline. The coast line is adorned with rocky promontories, beaches, and sea stacks. From the shore visitors can get a view of the spectacular whales and other species.

The forests, coastal area, and groves are home to several hiking trails. Most of them are accessible to the visitors. A hike in a redwood forest leaves a lasting impression on the human mind.

Redwood National Park California is also home to an inland area that features low hills, such as Bald Hills. Visitors stand a chance to catch a glimpse of the redwoods, fir, and oak. Redwood National Park is also home to the gorgeous Roosevelt Elk. This animal species once faced extinction. They are located at numerous regions within the park.

The climate along the northwest coast of California is always pleasant. Trips to the park are worth the effort.

Human beings lie at the core of the history of Redwood National Park California. Humans inhabited the area from 310 BC. During times of the aborigines, numerous Indian tribes occupied the area. The Yuroks, who inhabited the central area, arrived in the year 1300. The Tolowa tribe arrived in 1500 near the Smith River. The Chilula occupied the inland that were south of the Tall Trees region. These indigenous tribes made the best of nature’s bounty. They thrived on salmon that were found in the park rivers. They also ate shellfish and venison. They exploited the gigantic trees by using their trunks for constructing canoes.

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