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21404
California

Hiking the Redwoods in Northern California

Immerse yourself in the grandeur of Northern California as you hike beneath redwoods with local naturalists, learning about these centuries-old trees and their coastal ecosystems.
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Program No. 21404RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,279
California

Hiking the Redwoods in Northern California

Immerse yourself in the grandeur of Northern California as you hike beneath redwoods with local naturalists, learning about these centuries-old trees and their coastal ecosystems.
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,279
Program No. 21404 RJ
Prefer to enroll or inquire by phone? 800-454-5768
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DATES & starting prices
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May 22 - May 27, 2022
Starting at
1,279
Jun 5 - Jun 10, 2022
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1,499
Jun 12 - Jun 17, 2022
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1,499
Jul 10 - Jul 15, 2022
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1,499
Jul 17 - Jul 22, 2022
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1,499
Sep 25 - Sep 30, 2022
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1,499
Oct 2 - Oct 7, 2022
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1,499
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
May 22 - May 27, 2022
Starting at
1,499
Jun 5 - Jun 10, 2022
Starting at
1,729
Jun 12 - Jun 17, 2022
Starting at
1,729
Jul 10 - Jul 15, 2022
Starting at
1,729
Jul 17 - Jul 22, 2022
Starting at
1,729
Sep 25 - Sep 30, 2022
Starting at
1,729
Oct 2 - Oct 7, 2022
Starting at
1,729

At a Glance

Explore the spectacular Redwood Coast of Northern California on hikes with naturalists and other experts along beautiful trails amid diverse environments all while learning about the natural and human history of this breathtaking region. Gaze up at giant cathedral trees, hear tales of timbering and marvel at the science behind the beauty of the Coastal Redwoods — the tallest trees in the world — and their limited range along the Northern California coast.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Hike 3-5 miles a day on uneven terrain, maintained trails. Elevation gains of 300-440 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Spend a full day exploring the Avenue of the Giants on a hike with experienced instructors to see much of the remaining ancient redwood forests.
  • Explore the stories of Old Town Eureka by visiting local businesses and murals.
  • 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.
Featured Expert
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John Ford
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, John L. Ford has held many titles. He was part of a touring rock band, spent time as a photojournalist, and worked as a Federal Ranger at Yaquina Head Lighthouse and as a marine mammal biologist. He is also a first responder with the Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network and a member of the Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators. John has been an instructor with Road Scholar for over 20 years.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

Profile Image of John Ford
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, John L. Ford has held many titles. He was part of a touring rock band, spent time as a photojournalist, and worked as a Federal Ranger at Yaquina Head Lighthouse and as a marine mammal biologist. He is also a first responder with the Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network and a member of the Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators. John has been an instructor with Road Scholar for over 20 years.
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Katie Taylor View biography
Katie is a recent graduate from Humboldt State University with BS degrees in marine biology and zoology. She has a strong background in hospitality and customer service and has lived behind the redwood curtain for the past ten years. Katie spends most of her time with her two dogs exploring the coast and throwing tennis balls.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest
by Mark Turner & Phyllis Gustafson
ISBN-13: 978-0-88192-745-0
Coast Redwood: A Natural and Cultural History.
by John Evarts and Marjorie Popper, editors.
The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring
by Richard Preston
ISBN-13:9781400064892
Best Short Hikes in Redwood National and State Parks. ISBN: 0-89886-716-9.
by Jerry and Gisela Rohde
A guide to short hikes and the history of the area. Longer hikes are described as possible add-ons.





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