California’s state parks are great places to connect with ancient trees whose protections started the state parks system. Visitors travel from all over the world for the opportunity to walk alongside California’s giant sequoias and coastal redwoods. Being among trees that are hundreds of feet tall and thousands of years old is an awe-inspiring experience.

That’s why CSPF thinks that California’s state parks are great places to ... "Be Among Giants."

While there are many to choose from, here are a few of the state parks where you can “Be Among Giants”:

  • Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve: Visit the parks oldest tree, the Colonel Armstrong Tree, estimated to be over 1,400 years old.
  • Big Basin Redwoods State Park: Experience coastal redwoods that stand as tall as 300 feet and up to 50 feet in circumference.
  • Calaveras Big Trees State Park: Explore this park and see the "Discovery Tree,” the first Sierra redwood noted back in 1852
  • Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park: Take a scenic drive on Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway and visit Fern Canyon, where Jurassic Park II and The Lost World were filmed.
California State Parks Foundation

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