You’ve taken Highway 128 through bucolic Anderson Valley with its hills and dales of vineyards and meadows full of fluffy sheep keeping the grass down to a manageable level. Then you reach Navarro and a change occurs. Suddenly the meadows and vineyards disappear and you enter into Navarro River Redwoods State Park, an 11-mile long “tunnel” of magnificent second-growth redwood trees that spills you out at the mouth of the twisty Navarro River Beach. Stop at one of the many turn-outs to appreciate just how gigantic these trees are — and how tiny you are!! Camping is available at Navarro River State Beach. Pick up supplies for your forest or beach sojourn at the Navarro Store. The beach offers great surf watching and seals that play in the salty waters at the river’s mouth.