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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 California Coastal National Monument ~ Viewpoint ~ Trinidad Offshore Rocks

Pewetole Island

Photo © Bob Wick

Trinidad Bay spotlights the California Coastal National Monument like nowhere else! Gaze from the cliff at the end of Trinity Street, near the Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse in the small City of Trinidad, 14 miles north of Arcata.

The view out to sea crosses Prisoner Rock to the more that 200’ high Pilot Rock. Looking south down the coast to Button Rock and Camel Rock are numerous other monument rocks of various shapes and sizes. To the north across the east side of the Trinidad Head (a...
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Tule elk bull

Photo © Bruce Farnsworth

 Tule Elk Watching Point Reyes

Tule elk were reintroduced to Point Reyes National Seashore in 1978. Since then, the elk have grown from 10 animals to over 450, one of the largest populations in California. There are two separate herds of tule elk at Point Reyes. The larger herd is at Tomales Point, a 2,600-acre fenced reserve...
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Backpackers hiking to Punta Gorda Lighthouse.

Photo © Patrick Donnelly

 King Range National Conservation Area ~ Historic Lighthouses

The King Range National Conservation Area is home to two historic lighthouses, Cape Mendocino and Punta Gorda.

Gale force winds, frequent dense fog, shifting treacherous currents, and a rocky headland that juts out to be the western-most point of land along the California coast made Cape...
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