California is a state full of natural wonders and hidden gems, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that its dense forests are unique too. In the Redwood Forest, mystery and secret go hand in hand. This lush national park is home to some of the tallest trees on earth - they're filled with some pretty cool sites you probably never knew existed. To find them, all it takes is a little exploring.

From a giant pinecone treehouse Airbnb to a pedal-powered rail bike through the forest, this list is full of tips, tricks, and must-see stops. Are you ready?

Skytrail

Price: TBD; Narcity has reached out to Skytrail for more information.

Location: Trees of Mystery, Klamath, CA

Why You Should Go: You can take a sky-high gondola ride through the woods and catch a bird's eye view from 1,570 feet above the mountains.

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Black Sands Beach

Price: Free

Location: 298 Dolphin Drive, Shelter Cove, CA

Why You Should Go: This smooth, black sand beach looks like the dreamy volcanic shores of Hawaii. 

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Skunk Train Rail Bikes

Price: $89.95 for a two-person bike

Location: 100 W Laurel St., Fort Bragg, CA

Why You Should Go: You can take a mini railroad bike through the Redwoods.

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The Pinecone Treehouse

Price: $350 a night for up to two guests; that's $175 each (before taxes and fees) if you split the cost.

Location: Bonny Doon, CA (exact location provided after booking)

Why You Should Go: You can sleep in a giant glass pinecone suspended 35 feet above the Redwood Forest. 

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Fern Canyon

Price: $8 day-use fee

Location: Fern Canyon, CA

Why You Should Go: You can walk through towering 50-foot fern canyon walls. Plus, it's where Jurassic Park was filmed.

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Mount Hermon Adventures

Price: $96 per person

Location: 17 Conference Dr., Felton, CA 

Why You Should Go: You can take a treetop canopy walk through the Redwoods and get a fantastic bird's eye view.

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Damnation Creek Trail

Price: Free to enter

Location: Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park, CA

Why You Should Go: This scenic trail takes you right through the heart of the Redwoods to beautiful coastal views.

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If you're planning a longer trip in California, you should also check out this list of the best road trip spots in the state. Did you know you can experience a nine-mile rainbow mountain drive here?


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