San Geronimo Valley

Hiking with Kids: Roy's Redwoods Open Space Preserve

December 29, 2010

Roy's Redwoods treesNow that most of the holiday madness is over with, take a break and go visit some really big trees at Marin's Roy's Redwoods Open Space Preserve. At approximately 300 acres, Roy's Redwoods is a small preserve run by the Marin County Parks and Open Space District featuring numerous hiking trails that's perfect for an outdoor adventure with children. Formerly part of the Roy brothers' ranch and a '60s hippie commune (where squatters lived inside some of the larger hollowed-out trees), Roy's Redwoods features some of Marin's tallest coast redwood (Sequioa sempervirens) trees. With scenery that can rival the more touristy Muir Woods, the preserve can be a little hard to find but well worth seeking out.

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