A brand-new skywalk in Northern California will give visitors a unique view of the region’s gigantic redwoods from 100-feet above the ground.
The Redwood SkyWalk at Sequoia Park Zoo in Eureka is a network of platforms and bridges hanging up to 100 feet over the forest floor, roughly about a third of the way up the tallest trees in the old-growth.
Sequoia Park Zoo say the walkway was built without harming the trees or impeding their growth. The platforms are suspended from the trees, but do not impact the forest floor below. They are designed to “ensure negligible impact” on the trees and allow them to continue to grow. While the platforms bring visitors much closer to the trees, guests are advised not to touch their delicate bark.
In total, the sky walk stretches a quarter of a mile, making this the longest structure of its kind in the western US, according to the zoo.
Sequoia Park is a 67-acre grove in the city of Eureka. Eureka is located within Humboldt County, which is also home to Redwood National Park, where more than 45% of California’s remaining protected old-growth redwoods forests grow.
Redwood Sky Walk’s grand opening is scheduled for 4 June.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living.