Where are the closest Redwoods to San Francisco?

Asked By: Guiem Nekazari | Last Updated: 6th February, 2020
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Travelers to and residents of San Francisco need only drive 16 miles to walk through towering stands of enchanting coastal redwood trees. After driving over the Golden Gate Bridge and along Highway 1, you'll arrive at Muir Woods National Monument, the closest stand of redwoods to San Francisco.

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Considering this, where are the redwoods near San Francisco?

  • 1.) Samuel P. Taylor Park.
  • 2.) Big Basin Redwood State Park.
  • 3.) Montgomery Woods State Natural Preserve.
  • Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Preserve.
  • 5.) Portola Redwoods State Park.
  • 6.) Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve.
  • 7.) Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.
  • 8) Butano State Park.

Also, where are the closest sequoia trees to San Francisco? It is one of the most popular San Francisco tourist attractions and its stunning beauty is a key reason that nearly one million people visit Muir Woods each year. In California, there are two different species of redwood trees. The coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) is what you will find in Muir Woods.

Likewise, how far are the giant sequoias from San Francisco?

Distance conversions

Distance type Miles Kilometers
Straight line distance 230.14 mi 370.37 km
Driving distance 284 mi 456.66 km

What city is closest to the redwood forest?

Crescent City is the closest large town to the main section of Redwood National Park, just 3 miles from the edge of the trees along US 101, while the tiny settlement of Klamath also has one chain hotel. Towns serving the southern end of the park are Mckinleyville, Arcata, Eureka and Fortuna.

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Should I see sequoias or redwoods?

So it also depends on what you are doing the rest of your trip. If you are coming for LA, then Sequoia is a better choice. If you are coming for San Francisco, then Redwoods is better. The Redwoods in Northern California are definitely a better choice if you want redwoods and scenic beauty.

Where do I go to see the giant redwoods?

Humbolt County, California – If it's giant redwoods you want to see on your Northern California road trip, look no farther than Humboldt Redwoods State Park. Here you'll find plenty of shady groves to explore and the 31-mile scenic detour beside 101 called the “Avenue of Giants.”

Where should I stay when visiting Redwood National Park?

Where to Stay Near Redwood National Park
  • Anchor Beach Inn Crescent City. © Anchor Beach Inn Crescent City.
  • Best Western Arcata Inn. © Courtesy of Kybele - Fotolia.com.
  • Bigfoot Motel. © Bigfoot Motel.
  • Bishop Pine Lodge. © Courtesy of kosmos111 - Fotolia.com.
  • Blue Lake Casino & Hotel. © Blue Lake Casino & Hotel.
  • Coho Cottages.
  • Crescent Beach Motel.
  • Curly Redwood Lodge.

What is the difference between a redwood and a Sequoia?

The giant sequoia and coast redwood differ in their size and shape. The coast redwood is the taller tree while the giant sequoia is the bigger tree. The tallest coast redwood, known as the Hyperion tree, is 379.7 feet tall. The coast redwood's trunk is basically straight with only a slight taper.

How far is Yosemite National Park from San Francisco?


Yosemite National Park is in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, about 200 miles east of San Francisco, about 300 miles northwest of Los Angeles and a little more than 400 miles northwest of Las Vegas. The park is a three to four-hour drive from San Francisco and about six hours from Los Angeles.

Are there Redwoods in Yosemite?

Yosemite is home to the world's most massive tree species, the giant sequoia, which is sometimes (and increasingly rarely) called the “Sierra redwood.” (You may also know it simply as the "bigtree.") The largest sequoias—which are found south of Yosemite in and around Kings Canyon and Sequoia national parks—may grow

How far is Kings Canyon from San Francisco?

There are 220.93 miles from San Francisco to Kings Canyon National Park in southeast direction and 276 miles (444.18 kilometers) by car, following the CA 99 route. San Francisco and Kings Canyon National Park are 5 hours 24 mins far apart, if you drive non-stop.

How long is the drive from San Francisco to Redwood National Park?


The distance between San Francisco and Redwood National Park is 264 miles. The road distance is 325.1 miles.

Where can I see giant sequoias?

Massive, ancient giant sequoias live in three groves in Yosemite National Park. The most easily accessible of these (spring through fall) is the Mariposa Grove near the park's South Entrance, off of the Wawona Road (Highway 41). Two smaller—and less visited—groves are the Tuolumne and Merced Groves near Crane Flat.

Can you do a day trip to Yosemite from San Francisco?

Yosemite Valley is about 200 miles from San Francisco. This is about 4 hours of travel each way. Even with a short rest stop, this is a long time in a van or bus. Most one day tours include about 3 hours in Yosemite Valley and no time elsewhere in the 1200 square mile National Park.

How can I get from San Francisco to Yosemite?


The best – and perhaps quickest – way to get from San Francisco to Yosemite is to simply hop in a car and drive. Whether you have your own car or are renting one from San Francisco International Airport, you'll want to head about three hours east to Mariposa for the best route into the park.

What is the difference between Muir Woods and Redwood National Park?

Muir Woods is only a short ride from the City--just across the Golden Gate Bridge and past the town of Mill Valley. The trees are coastal redwoods. They are not the "redwoods" seen in inland forests like Yosemite; an exhibit in Muir Woods shows different kinds of trees called "redwoods."