Despite their immense size, redwood trees are vulnerable to the effects of human encroachment. Their root systems are shallow and may be damaged by excessive foot traffic.

Popular tourist locations thrive when visitors stay on established trails and behind protective fences.

General Sherman protected by a fence

General Sherman protected by a fence

Popular tourist destination Stout Grove

Popular tourist destination Stout Grove

We hope such trails and fences will soon be erected at the Grove of Titans. So far, secrecy has done little to protect the trees, as trails in the Grove currently run all around every major tree, right up to their trunks.

Until the Park Service builds trails and fences, please use your God-given common sense to preserve this natural wonder.

Please do not take souvenirs such as pieces of bark from these trees. If hundreds do this real damage may occur.

Please be careful to protect the understory of ferns and bushes as these play an important role in soil preservation and water saturation.

Please join us in calling for the Park Service to provide clear trails and protective fences for this Grove. Stout Grove, General Sherman, and hundreds of other popular redwood destinations may be held up as examples for what the Grove of Titans could be—a place of joy and wonder for many where the trees are still protected.

You may contact the Jedediah Redwood Forest State Park by calling or emailing:

800-777-0369

info@parks.ca.gov