For an awe-inspiring experience, come experience
redwood trees more than a thousand years old in Hendy Woods
State Park. Located in the middle of the fantastic Anderson Valley Wine District, the park is noted for two breathtaking groves:
the Big Hendy, which is 80 acres and includes a self-guided
discovery trail, and the Little Hendy, which covers about 20 acres.
The park’s Upper Loop trail, which winds through the center of
the Big Hendy, is a particularly beautiful route that leads through a towering cathedral of
old-growth redwoods. A day use area near the Big Hendy offers gorgeous views and picnic
sites. There are picnic sites throughout Hendy Woods with access to the Navarro River,
which runs through the entire length of the park.
The Navarro River is a popular destination of its own. Fishing is not allowed in the park, but permitted in the Navarro River watershed downriver from the bridge at the park entrance. In the late winter and spring, kayaking and canoeing are very popular because the park is less foggy than other redwood parks along the coast. Bikers and horseback riders enjoy the trails that meander throughout it. In the summer, Hendy Woods State Park offers great swimming in the river for a respite from the heat of the summer sun.
WHERE: Off Greenwood Road Scenic Byway outside of Elk.
MORE INFO: 1-800-444-7275, 707-895-3141 (seasonal)