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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 Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve

Redwoods, they really are that big.

Located in the Russian River region 75 miles north of San Francisco, this park's 805 acres feature a magnificent grove of ancient redwoods, self-guided nature trails and picnic facilities. As you stroll through this beautiful old-growth redwood forest, you will see some of the tallest and oldest trees remaining in this part of California.

Austin Creeks 5,683 acres of open forests and rolling hills offer a striking contrast to the cool, dark redwood grove in Armstrong Redwoods....
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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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Coast Guard House Today

Photo © Kevin Gallagher

 Coast Guard House Historic Inn & Cottages

The Coast Guard House was built in 1902 by what was known then as the U. S. Life Saving Service, a federal agency that became part of the Coast Guard in 1915. Its official name was declared to be the "U.S. Coast Guard Station at Arena Cove". Despite the illuminating presence and audible foghorn...
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