Geotourism MapGuide Welcome to California's Redwood Coast

Long famous as the home of the world's tallest trees, this scenic region is so rugged that explorers continue to look for new "champion" redwoods. Join us in celebrating California's Redwood Coast: a region that offers sparkling beaches, cascading rivers, quiet countryside, historic communities and a forest as old as the dinosaurs.

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 Petaluma Wetlands

Great Egret

Photo © Bob Dyer

Less than two miles from downtown Petaluma, California, the Petaluma Wetlands are 500 acres, with trails through or adjacent to a variety of habitats ranging from tidal salt marshes to freshwater marshes. The contiguous wetlands are Alman Marsh, Shollenberger Park and Ellis Creek. To the west a portion of the trail system parallels the Petaluma River and beyond it there are hills clustered with native oaks. To the east lies Sonoma Mountain, once a volcano, millions of years...
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Towering redwoods define the character of the California Redwoods Birding Trail.

Photo © F.L. Hiser, Jr.

 California Redwoods Birding Trail

Del Norte County, on California's wild Redwood Coast, has recorded more species of birds (421 as of 2007) than eighteen entire U.S. states and nine Canadian territories and provinces. The birding trail's forty-four best viewing sites are marked throughout the county along a hundred-mile driving...
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The Featherbed Railroad features antique (recycled!) railroad cabooses settled among centuries-old bay and redwood trees.

Photo © Julian Jenkins

 Sleep in a Caboose at the Featherbed Railroad Bed & Breakfast

At the Featherbed Railroad, guests sleep in one of our nine luxuriously-furnished (recycled!) caboose suites.

We are located on the north shore of Clear Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake in California and possibly the oldest lake in North America, also known as the "Bass Capitol of...
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