Welcome to Northern Redwood Coast
Congratulations, traveler, you’ve reached the middle of nowhere, or at least the top of the middle of nowhere. Here, the trees are so large that the tiny towns along the road seem even smaller. The scenery is pure drama: cliffs and rocks, native lore, legendary salmon runs, mammoth trees, wild elk and RVing retirees. Leave time to dawdle and bask in the haunting natural grandeur of it all and, even though there are scores of mid-century motels, try and make an effort to sleep outdoors if possible. Then, as you gaze skywards, ponder the fact that giant redwoods once covered some 5000 square miles of coast here, before the brutal mass logging that took place around the turn of the 20th century (apparently some 95% of the trees were felled). Fortunately, conservation measures are now firmly in place to protect these magnificent trees that can live for thousands of years.