Northern California December 05, 2016
Most People Don’t Know Northern California Has A Tunnel Of Trees And It’s Enchanting
Located along the dramatic coastline of Northern Calfornia, the Point Reyes National Seashore is home to some of the most beautiful cliffs and beaches along the West Coast. This area is also the site of an amazing tunnel of cypress trees that you will have to see to believe.
The magnificent tunnel of trees is beautiful and evokes a good deal of prestige. Not only is it cool to look at, but this area is also historically very significant.
The trees lead up to a stark white structure, and the contrast of nature and this beautiful man made structure is dramatic but stunning.
It is the RCA / Marconi Wireless Stations, a wireless telegraphy transmitting originally built in 1913. It was redesigned in the 1920s to the Art Deco style that it still has today.
Maritime Radio Historical Society volunteers man the Historic KPH Receiving Station on most Saturdays from noon to 4 pm. Visitors can usually get a short tour of the interesting structure.
To find the tunnel of trees, follow Sir Francis Drake Boulevard west towards the Lighthouse until you see the sign for the North District Operations Center. Turn right.
Cypress trees are an interesting type of vegetation and a common sight in this part of Northern California.
Point Reyes offers some truly amazing areas to get out of the car and look at how these trees grow and bend.
Other areas of significance that you just have to check out while you are here include the iconic lighthouse.
You might also spot some surfers catching some waves year round here at Point Reyes. We think it looks fun but pretty chilly!
The humid climate of the California coastline is also sees a lot of these cute little banana slugs, which are a novelty for those of us who live in drier, hotter parts of Northern California.
Ranching was also once a big part of life here at Point Reyes. If you head a little further inland from the coast, you will pass over Inverness Ridge toward the Point Reyes headlands. The the pine/fir forest changes to coastal grasslands, which are still to this day dotted with cattle and scattered ranches.
The seashore itself is also stunning and one of the best places to truly appreciate the Pacific Ocean.
All this leads to the wow factor of the Cypress Grove, which is still one of the coolest parts of the park. Not only will you feel impressed by nature, chances are you will also feel a sense of calm as you drive through this interesting landmark.
Cypress trees are conifers of northern temperate regions, and the particular species that grow in the grove are Monterey Cypress trees.
What do you think is the coolest part about this historic spot? We would love to hear your take on the Point Reyes National Seashore.