Tourists walk across a bridge on the Redwood Sky Walk in the Sequoia Park Zoo.

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Sequoia Park

North Coast & Redwoods

A 67-acre old-growth redwood grove is a surprising green gem in the middle of a residential neighborhood. It has biking and hiking trails, a children’s playground and picnic areas, and a small zoo, the oldest in California.

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