L.A. is great, but have you explored these 22 Northern California gems?
Go north, you said. This was in spring, when my list of favorite outdoors California places included too few redwood trees. So I went on assignment twice this summer to this state’s northernmost reaches — once to paddle the Klamath River with Yurok boatmen, once to pedal a strange contraption through the woods near Fort Bragg.
In Humboldt County, Eureka’s Sequoia Park Zoo has opened a Redwood Sky Walk featuring suspension bridges and elevated walkways for exploring the tall trees.
Redwood Sky Walk Grand Opening Weekend Events & Activities Announced
To celebrate the grand opening of the Redwood Sky Walk, the City of Eureka’s Sequoia Park Zoo, the Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation, and several community partners have planned a weekend long celebration of special events. Due to California’s reopening guidelines, space restrictions will apply. Check out the weekend’s events below for registration details and tickets where applicable.
See California’s incredible redwoods from this new sky walk
Many travelers head to California’s ancient redwood forests to see the giant trees tower over them. But now there’s a chance to explore a bit closer to their lofty canopies on a new ‘sky walk’.
The Redwood SkyWalk at Sequoia Park Zoo will host its grand opening the weekend of June 4 to 6, allowing visitors to explore the forest from 100-feet above the ground.
Experience California’s Redwood Trees on a Whole New Level — 100 Feet Off the Ground
You’ll soon be able to take in California’s majestic redwood trees — the tallest in the world — on another level.
On June 4, Sequoia Park Zoo in Eureka will debut the Redwood Sky Walk, allowing visitors to wander along a quarter-mile route that’s 100 feet off the forest ground. Even with that boost, the upper canopy of trees stretches about 250 feet high, providing a truly immersive sense of being among nature.
Take an Elevated Stroll Among Giant Redwoods on California’s New Sky Walk
A brand-new suspended walkway in Northern California will give visitors a unique perspective on the region’s gigantic redwoods.
Located at the Sequoia Park Zoo in Eureka, Redwood Sky Walk is a network of platforms and bridges hanging up to 100 feet over the forest floor. That’s about a third of the way up the tallest trees in the old-growth and mature second-growth redwood grove on city grounds.
Redwood Sky Walk Grand Opening Events Set
A series of special events are planned for the June 4 weekend to officially mark the opening of the Sequoia Park Zoo’s Redwood Sky Walk, including a forest bathing session and special talks.
Redwood Sky Walk Local Soft Opening Delayed
The Sequoia Park Zoo will delay the soft opening of the Redwood Sky Walk, originally planned for tomorrow Friday, May 14, 2021.
The City of Eureka will officially open the Redwood Sky Walk with a grand opening event on Friday, June 4th, 2021. The grand opening ceremony will be followed by a weekend of special activities to celebrate the area’s newest, and tallest, attraction.
What it’s like to hike 100 feet off the ground in a California Redwood forest
On a pathway suspended 100 feet above the forest floor in the Sequoia Park Zoo’s new Redwood Sky Walk attraction, two women are studying an enormous, knobby growth on the side of a redwood tree.
Northern California is Getting a Stunning New Sky Walk Through the Redwoods
Want to explore the world’s tallest trees from a bird’s perspective? Plan your next vacation to Northern California’s new Redwood Sky Walk for a once-in-a-lifetime, up-close-and-personal experience of the famed California Coast Redwoods.
The longest sky walk in the western United States, the Redwood Sky Walk, located within Sequoia Park Zoo, is just under one-fourth–mile to the end and back, stretched out across a network of suspended bridges.
FIRST LOOK: The LoCO Tours Eureka’s Fabulous New Redwood Sky Walk
Eureka City Manager Miles Slattery was kind enough to invite the Outpost to tag along on a Thursday morning tour of the Redwood Sky Walk to get a closer look at the progress that has been made and experience the thrill of exploring the redwood canopy from a dizzying 100 feet above the forest floor.
Redwood Sky Walk Under Construction
Sequoia Park in Eureka, California, will have a new, unique attraction set to be completed this fall that will offer visitors an elevated experience among 250-foot-tall redwood trees near the park’s zoo.
The Redwood Sky Walk is currently under construction by the team from Synergo, which has been contracted to build the attraction that was originally designed by Greenway Partners. When complete, the Redwood Sky Walk will be a network of suspended bridges connected to platforms that encircle old growth and mature second growth redwood trees within and beyond the zoo’s border.
Redwood Sky Walk Just Weeks Away from Completion
A project that has been a vision for the community is in its final stages of being complete. Residents are just one step closer to making a visit to the new Redwood Sky Walk at the Sequoia Park Zoo. The $4,000,000 project was made possible through local lodging alliances, the Land and Water Conservation Fund, Outdoor Environmental Education Facilities, Habitat Conservation Grant, and local donations.
Sequoia Park Zoo Redwood Sky Walk in Final Stages
If you’ve been on the trails of Sequoia Park, closer to the zoo, you may have noticed that the Redwood Sky Walk appears to be finished, however, the Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation still has some final steps to take before opening the new attraction to the public.
Sequoia Park Zoo & Foundation Breaks Ground on Redwood Sky Walk
Soon you will be able to walk among the treetops right here in Eureka. A project that has been in the works for the Sequoia Park Zoo for more than a decade will soon be a reality. Zoo officials and project managers announced on Wednesday that some new developments are underway.
“We’re basically building an on-ground ramp that will ascend to about 28 feet high, and from there you’ll depart onto the canopy experience in the trees at about 28 feet high,” Project Manager Kirk Cohune said. “So all told, this is about 1,100 feet of experience.”
Zoo’s Redwood Sky Walk to begin construction Thursday
The new name for the multi-million-dollar canopy walk at Sequoia Park Zoo was unveiled Wednesday: It will be called the Redwood Sky Walk. Construction of the new feature at the zoo begins Thursday, staff said during a news conference that included ceremonial groundbreaking with golden shovels.
“The canopy walk has been on our radar since 2006,” said zoo director Gretchen Ziegler. “All this while, we have been trying to build momentum and funding for it. We always knew it was a great idea, but it took a while to get us to this point.”