Gaze up. Waaaay up. You're standing among the tallest living things on the planet! There's no doubt—you're in for a treat. Camp among trees that were alive before Leonardo da Vinci. Play on wild beaches amid mesmerizing fog-filtered light. Kayak on a pristine lagoon. Bike among California's redwoods, a peaceful kingdom awaiting your family's discovery.
1 Riding beneath the colossal trees along the Avenue of Giants is a magical way to kick off the trip | In Humboldt Redwoods State Park, hike at Founder's Grove amid some of the planet's oldest residents | The natural history of the mighty redwood comes to life at the park's visitor center.
2 Walk amid Bull Creek's primordial old-growth redwoods, breathtaking in age and beauty | The Rockefeller Forest is truly an extraordinary sight, probably the most impressive stand of Sequoia sempervirens on Earth | Try to wrap your head (and arms!) around the Rockefeller Tree—it's 362 feet tall and 14 feet wide.
3 Get set for an adventure-filled morning at Big Lagoon, an idyllic spot for our kayaking excursion | As you glide across the water, survey the shoreline, marshes and surrounding hills for signs of wildlife such as bald eagles and western pond turtles | Hike the Rim Trail dwarfed by Douglas fir and Sitka spruce while enjoying striking views of the rocky coastline.
4-5 Journey to Redwoods National Park for an incredible hike through giant trees to the Pacific Ocean | Learn about the redwood ecosystem—these trees typically live more than 500 years, though some have been known to live for more than 2,000 | Watch for majestic Roosevelt elk grazing in a nearby meadow | Kids venture to the beach for Trip Leader-led games and fun activities | Indulge in a hearty camp breakfast before saying goodbye.