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Places to See Big Trees

Feel really, really small at these wow-worthy parks

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Get ready to look up—way, way up. California has the biggest, tallest trees on the planet. Discover them at outstanding parks and preserves dotting the state. Coast redwoods, some topping out at well over 350 feet/107 meters (and still growing) live in a narrow coastal band from roughly Big Sur to the Oregon border. Giant sequoia, with trunks measuring more than 30/9 meters feet in diameter, grow on the west side of the Sierra Nevada, with some trees starting out as seedlings some 3,500 years ago. Here’s where to find them.

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