See the Sequoias
Experiencing a forest of Redwoods is a bucket-list item. The awe, the magnificence, and the sheer size simply do not translate well into words. You’ll have to see it for yourself. Take a drive and visit these Sequoia spots:
The Coastal Redwoods steal the show at Muir Woods. Protected as a National Monument since 1908, the Muir Woods Forest is a primeval showcase of the splendor of Sequoias. Take to the trails with qualified rangers and learn more about the history and inner workings of these trees. Since Muir Woods is a mere 12 miles from San Francisco, it’s a very popular spot for tourists. Our tip: Go in the off-season to get an uninterrupted view of the tallest Coast Redwood at Muir, towering at 258 feet high!
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
For a more peaceful trip with fewer crowds, Big Basin near Santa Cruz is a good option. This said, Big Basin was devastated by the CZU wildfire in 2020. In May 2021, a small portion of Big Basin Redwoods State Park reopened to the public for the first time. Even in this small, reopened portion of the park, many trails remain closed because of dangerous conditions, namely damaged trees. But it’s enough access to get a first-hand look at what the fire did to this landscape, and the importance of preserving the land for the future.
The Petrified Forest
For a different kind of Redwood experience, visit the 3-million-year-old Coastal Redwood fossils. At the north end of the Napa Valley, you can see the relics left from a bygone era. Just before the start of the Ice Age, these Coastal Redwoods were toppled during a volcanic eruption and covered in a thick layer of ash. Come and see the largest petrified trees in the world.
Sequoia Grove Winery
If you’re in the Napa Valley, we invite you to pop in at Sequoia Grove in Rutherford. Voted ‘The Best Tasting Room in Napa Valley’ 2020 & 2021 by Napa Valley Life Magazine’s People’s Choice Award, visitors are welcome to sip on world-class wines under the shade of the Sequoia grove. Reservations recommended. Book here.
Sequoia Sempervirens are at the root of our Sequoia Grove story. These Coastal Redwood trees are more than just our brand icon – they are a symbol of our history and our commitment to preserving these natural giants for generations to come.