Brand-New Elevated Boardwalk Now Fully Open in Jedediah Smith Redwoods

California State Parks, Save the Redwoods League, Redwood Parks Conservancy and the National Park Service have completed construction on the 1,300-foot-long elevated boardwalk through the Grove of Titans in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park.

Although the area had been open to the public for a few months now, continued construction on Mill Creek Trail limited the access to hikers. Now you can see the ancient redwoods of Northern California’s North Coast in their full beauty.

On Nov. 6, 2019, construction began on a 1,300-foot-long elevated walkway through the Grove of Titans in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, part of Redwood National and State Parks in Del Norte County, California. This work is the first phase of a multi-year, $3.5 million project organized and implemented by California State Parks, Save the Redwoods League, Redwood Parks Conservancy and the National Park Service.

The project, first announced in November 2018, was conceived to provide environmentally sensitive access to the Grove of Titans and adjacent forest. Thousands of visitors have been finding their way on “social trails” or unofficial pathways since the location of the grove was first shared online in 1998, which has caused considerable damage over time.

The renovation project establishes official, safe access to the Grove of Titans, provides ecosystem protections for the trees, visitor services and amenities, including new restroom facilities along Howland Hill Road.

For more information about the Grove of Titans project visit https://www.savetheredwoods.org/project/grove-of-titans/

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