Redwood Creek Nature Splendor
September 5, 2021
Hikers enjoy walking in the shallow graceful flowing water of the Redwood Creek surrounded by nature's splendor including the majestic Redwood trees with them being reflected on the water from the penetrating sunlight.
Redwood Creek is a 61.8-mile river in Humboldt County, California with its headwaters in the Coast Range at about 5,000 feet that flow roughly northwest until it empties into the Pacific Ocean near the small town of Orick, the only development in the 280-square-mile-watershed.
The Redwood National and State Parks (RNSP) reside in the North Coast of California and Oregon. The North Coast is a loosely defined region from about Ukiah, California inland and Fort Bragg, California on the coast, extending to Josephine County in Oregon. When travelling on Highway 101 south to north, you'll notice a distinct change in vegetation from California oak woodlands to the Douglas-fir/coast redwood forests and a very moist climate. The ancient coast redwood ecosystem preserved in the parks contains some of the planet's most majestic forests.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo.