A new Northern California attraction will allow visitors to get up close and personal with the region’s world-famous Coast Redwood trees.
Located at the Sequoia Park Zoo in the city of Eureka, Redwood Sky Walk is a network platforms and bridges that criss-cross through the trees, up to 100 feet off the forest floor below. That’s roughly a third of the way up these mighty trees, which can grow up to 300 feet tall.
Redwood Sky Walk’s bridges and platforms span a quarter of a mile. According its official website, that makes it the longest attraction of its kind in the western United States.
“The Redwood Sky Walk is just under 1/4 mile to the end and back (1,104 linear feet), stretched out across a network of suspended bridges that reach across and through old-growth and mature second-growth redwood trees,” the website explains. “It is the longest sky walk in the western United States. There are no stairs, and the experience is ADA accessible with the exception of one (optional) 369-foot adventure segment.
The entire Redwood Sky Walk is wheel chair accessible, barring one segment called the “adventure leg.”
“The adventure leg is 369 feet long and 36 inches wide with square open mesh decking,” the website explains. “Though it is safe and does not require visitors to be attached, visitors will feel more exposed to the natural surroundings and more aware of their height. The adventure leg bridges are also apt to sway in minor winds. Even without a notable breeze, visitors are likely to feel themselves, as well as others, moving across the bridges.”
Redwood Sky Walk is slated to open its doors on June 4. The ticket price is $24.95 for adults and $12.95 for children aged 3–12. Admission is free for children under 2 years old. Ticket-holders also gain access to the Sequoia Park Zoo—a popular attraction in its own right.