You have got to go here…Methuselah – Woodside, Calif.
Are you in awe of gigantic trees? I know the answer is yes, because who isn’t? Well, I have just the place for you and it is only 30 minutes south of San Francisco!
Yes, you read that right…this tree is over 1800 years old and it is massively beautiful!
My husband and I had been driving on scenic route 35 from Half Moon Bay through the Redwood Region when out of the corner of my eye I saw the sign above. We were in no rush and our whole goal of the day was exploring, so we stopped. We had no idea we would lay eyes on something so wonderous!
Nestled among what felt like an enchanted forest, there is a small trail leading to the tree – the stairs down to the base of the trunk can be a tad steep, but it is well worth it!
From the top the tree looks huge, but it wasn’t until I started walking to the base that I realized just how big it really was! I know I always tell you this…but take your time. Nature is AWESOME, so make sure you relish in every nook and cranny it has to offer. In this case there is beauty at every angle of this tree!
This is just a quick stop, but if you prepare a lunch it would be a fantastic place to stop and have a picnic. Bring a sweater and blanket as even though it was summertime when we went, it was freezing!
Now, there isn’t an address for this tree, so the best directions I can give you are it is on scenic route 35 about a quarter-mile south of Skeggs Point. Along the route there are tons and tons of trails, so if you want to spend the day hiking, there will be plenty of options!
Can’t wait to check this place out. Definitely stopping here on our next trip to the bay area.
Alex – it is amazing and tons of good hiking!