First, choose a section of the forest that speaks to you.
Highland Ridge features the highest elevation on our property, where sunlight beckons and rhododendrons bloom. This area boasts winding trails that guide you deep into the forest toward the headwaters of our seasonal creek. Distinctive stump features inspire imagination and wonder, showcasing nature's artwork. Moss is prevalent on tanoaks, mother stumps and nurse logs, glowing green and bright. Birds convene here in the sunlight, perched in the canopy, delighting passerby with their melodies.
Oceanview Meadow delights and welcomes families with sweeping views of forest, blue water, sand dunes and the Northern California coastline. On a clear day, Cape Mendocino and sparkling water shine. On a foggy day, mist blankets the ocean and the redwoods surrounding the Founders Memorial. Oceanview Meadow features native plant landscape and ample space to gather family together, all within close proximity to the visitors center.
Creekside features majestic redwoods forming a full canopy overhead that hosts an active ecosystem of flora and fauna. Creekside is the heart of the forest, where all our paths converge at our seasonal creek crossing. The forest floor is lush with ferns and other native plants, keeping the ground moist year round. Our seasonal creek is active in the winter and spring when rainfall is plentiful. Descending into Creekside inspires reflection and communion with the tallest and oldest trees in our forest. This area features a natural cathedral where soothing birdsong and water sounds prevail.