Grove of the Old Trees

Russian River Area

Outside Occidental and up on a ridge off Fitzpatrick Lane, Grove of the Old Trees is a peaceful, 28-acre forest of old-growth redwoods. The forest and its trails are managed by a local nonprofit.

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Nearby Russian River Area attractions

1. Bohème Wines

2.47 MILES

Drop in to this little tasting room in downtown Occidental for free swigs of dry Chardonnay, earthy Pinots and a big Syrah, all from the cooler climes…

2. Occidental Bohemian Farmers Market

2.47 MILES

Meet the whole community at Occidental's detour-worthy farmers market, with musicians, craftspeople and – the star attraction – Gerard’s Paella (www…

3. Salmon Creek Beach

4.95 MILES

Situated around a lagoon, with 2 miles of hiking and good waves for surfing.

4. Schoolhouse Beach

4.96 MILES

A very pleasant beach with parking (but no other facilities); can be prone to riptides so swimmers should take care.

6. Marimar Estate

5.11 MILES

Middle-of-nowhere Marimar Estates specializes in all-organic Pinot – seven different kinds – and Spanish varietals. The hacienda-style hilltop tasting…

7. Ren Brown Collection Gallery

5.17 MILES

The renowned collection of modern Japanese prints and California works at this small gallery is a tranquil escape from the elements. Check out the…

8. Duncan’s Landing

5.53 MILES

Small boats unload near this rocky headland in the morning. A good place to spot wildflowers in the spring.