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Redwood Skywalk
Photograph: Eddy Alexander on behalf of the City of Eureka

Northern California is getting a stunning new sky walk through the redwoods

Soak in a view that used to be reserved for the birds.

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Sarah Medina
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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. At the highest point, you'll stand more than 100 feet above the verdant forest floor and about one-third of the way up in the old-growth and mature second-growth redwood grove. The upper canopy of the trees in this region reaches approximately 250 feet (while the tallest known living coastal redwood towers to 380 feet). Along the way, posted signage celebrates local redwood history and ecology. 

Redwood Skywalk
Photograph: Eddy Alexander on behalf of the City of Eureka

The sky walk is also ADA accessible with the exception of one optional segment. Not for those who easily feel queasy, the 'adventure leg' is a 369-foot-long, open mesh decking which offers more exposure, greater height, and more bridge sway. Visitors will feel more exposed to the stunning natural surroundings and more aware of their height, and will likely feel like they're moving even while standing still. 

The Redwood Sky Walk will officially open with a grand opening party on Friday, June 4, 2021. The ceremony will be followed by a weekend of special activities to celebrate Northern California's newest, and tallest, attraction.

Redwood Skywalk
Photograph: Eddy Alexander on behalf of the City of Eureka

Ready for more outdoor adventures? Check out the best places to see redwoods in California and the best state parks in California, too. 

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