Hiking the Redwoods in Northern California
Immerse yourself in the grandeur of Northern California as you hike beneath towering redwoods with local authors, learning about these centuries-old trees and their coastal ecosystems.
Program No. 21404RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Explore the spectacular Redwood Coast of Northern California on hikes with naturalists and other experts along beautiful trails amid diverse environments. Gaze up at giant cathedral trees, look out over hillside prairies and navigate coastal dunes, all while learning about the natural and human history of this breathtaking region. Hear tales of timbering and fishing and marvel at the science behind and sheer beauty of the Coastal Redwoods — the tallest trees in the world — and their limited range along the Northern California coast.
Activity Level
Moderately Challenging
Hike 3-5 miles a day on uneven terrain, maintained trails. Shorter hike options available. Elevations of 300 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Spend a full day exploring the Avenue of the Giants on a hike with experienced guides to see much of the remaining ancient redwood forests.”
  • Meet rehabilitated raptors and other birds during a presentation by the Humboldt Wildlife Care Center.
  • Learn from a naturalist about the history of the Redwood National and State Park system, protecting half of all remaining old-growth coastal Redwood forest.
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Lynn Unser
A Road Scholar coordinator and instructor since 1998, Lynn Unser and his wife, Carol, have provided more than 30 Road Scholar programs annually. Lynn is adjunct faculty at Lane Community College in Florence, Ore. As a fifth-generation native Oregonian, he has worked in industries with coastal resource bases, including timber, farming and commercial fisheries, experiences which have provided insight for many students into the challenges and rewards of a coastal livelihood.
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