Have You Met a Titan? Explore the Grove of Titans in California

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Have you ever dreamed about being surrounded by some of the tallest trees in the world? If you make your way to California you can do just that. Redwoods and Sequoias are the tallest and largest by mass respectively. Redwoods live near the coast, so make your way to Northern California to see some of the tallest Redwoods in the world.The tallest Redwood is in Redwoods National Park, but in a secret location that is not known to the general public and very few in private. This is to keep the tree safe from vandals and tourists who would trample. Instead, make your way to The Grove of Titans in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park.

Explore The Grove of Titans

A short history. In 2011 this area made it onto the internet, which made it immediately popular among tourists. Within years it was being destroyed. People trampled, climbed, destroyed, defaced and killed plants around it. Roots were exposed, which puts the trees at risk of dying. It took 8 years to get funding to save this area. It was closed for 2 years, and just opened back up in 2021, to build a boardwalk around the trees. Please make sure to leave your pup in the car or at home.Why would you want to visit The Grove of Titans? Other than it being one of the most beautiful short hikes in the world, you can see at least 4 of the top 10 tallest Redwoods in the world.

Before you get to the Grove of Titans you get to hike through an old growth forest! It is always so amazing to be surrounded by so much green.

You can't miss the entrance, as it is pretty grand!

Then walk through towering Redwoods.

The largest tree in the Grove is Del Norte Titan and I think we found it! Check out the video below to see just how tall it is. If it is Del Norte Titan, you are standing next to a tree that is 2,322 years old!

Grove of Titans!

It was an incredible to experience this area. It really makes you appreciate nature and just how small we are in this world.

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