This is the best spot to visit with kids! Its FREE (esp if you park on a side street & bring a picnic lunch) and full of adventure! The entire Roaring Camp park was an old saw mill back in the early 1800's and now preserves the redwoods for generations to come. The old steam engine Trains were a huge highlight for the girls, and Eden especially wanted to "drive one." We explored the General Store, climbed on the old trains, hiked the Redwood loop and ate lunch too. It was especially fun to share the day with Jason, Kris & little Jordan-pea. Having a cousin in the mix makes everything better.
Right next door - across the railroad tracks is Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, with trails and places to climb & discover.
Some trees in this park are over 1800 years old!
All five of us hiking - photo taken by uncle Jason & his new Nikon D80.
Aren't these kiddo's precious? The youngest one on the right is Jordan, though she could pass for one of the McNabb-sistas!
And what is a trip to Roaring Camp without posing as the Sheriff, or climbing a tree??