Get Outdoors


Come out and enjoy the redwoods!

The vast and varied redwood forests await – from Skyline to the sea. There are so many parks in the area where we can explore and enjoy the redwood world, whether you choose to walk, bike, ride horseback, create art, camp, contemplate or simply soak up the beauty.

Sempervirens creates parks and trails – and finds smart new ways to keep local redwood parks open.

Sempervirens Fund played a crucial role in creating Big Basin Redwoods State Park in 1900 to protect the largest remaining area of old growth forest in the area – California’s first state park. Since then, Sempervirens Fund bought and protected the land for three other local redwood parks: Castle Rock, Butano and Portola Redwoods. Recently, we stepped in to keep Castle Rock State Park open and began building top-notch facilities that will put the park on solid financial footing.

Do you want to relax in the cool shade, listen to the silence, breathe the fresh air, and tread (lightly) on the soft needles that carpet the forest floor? Would you like to climb to the high mountain ridges, explore the deep river basins, or learn more about the redwood ecosystem from an experienced guide?

Sempervirens Fund helps you find old growth redwoods, hidden waterfalls, nearby campsites and trails that will take you into the magical redwood world at your own pace.

Isn’t it time you discovered the local redwood forests?

Come out and discover:

  • 2,000-year-old redwoods – the tallest tree on Earth
  • 20 million-year-old redwood forest, growing here and nowhere else
  • Clean air, fresh water and stunning waterfalls
  • Abundant wildlife – like coyotes, salmon and endangered marbled murrelets
  • Extensive trails, campgrounds, picnic spots and solitary places
  • Quiet, awe-inspiring places to reconnect with the wild and recharge our batteries