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5 Ways to Explore the Redwoods in Woodside

Apr 8 2024
3 min read
A woman standing on a hiking trail at Canyon Ranch Health Spa Resort in the Northern California's Redwood Forest.

Adventure Northern California's majestic wooded landscape — by foot, on wheels, while forest bathing, and more.

At Canyon Ranch Woodside, nestled amidst redwood forest, endless nature adventures await at your doorstep. From here, explore winding trails through wooded forest, canyons, and sweeping vistas. Bike to the coast and back, venture on a guided group hike, or meander majestic paths at your own pace. Whatever you decide, our world-class resort has the essentials and experts to make your experience unforgettable.

2 image collage of a group in the Redwoods near the San Francisco bay area, and a couple mountain biking on the Redwoods trail.

1. Guided Hiking
Whether opting for a guided group hike with friends or a private trek, our experts are here to tailor your adventure to your preferences. You can customize your path for focus, length, level/intensity, terrain, and duration, as well as choose from wooded trails or wide-open fields with far-reaching vistas. Seeking a faster pace? Rev up with a trail run.

2. Nature Walks
Slow it down with a meditative stroll. Tap into the energy of the forest, immerse in lush greenery and awe-inspiring views, and make time for valuable reflection between your services and activities. With each step, tune into the sounds, sights and smells of the nature around you and lean deeper into the present moment.

3. Guided Mountain Biking
Hit some of the world’s best mountain biking trails on high-end full-suspension bikes. Our outfitters offer something for every skill level, novice or expert. We have all the equipment you need, including helmets, gloves, elbow and knee pads, pedals of choice, and trail fuel. Go solo or enjoy a tour with up to six fellow bikers.

4. Road Cycling
Explore the roads that make the Bay Area a cycling paradise. From jaw-dropping, long descents down to the coast to peaceful roads winding through towering redwood trees, oceanside rides on Highway 1, and more, each route offers a distinct showcase of Northern California scenery and varied levels of challenge.

5. Shinrin Yoku: Forest Bathing
Shinrin Yoku is the Japanese practice of takins in the forest atmosphere or forest bathing. Join our experts on a slow, intentional walk into the woods to de-stress and reconnect with nature. Find a tree or a spot that speaks to you and open your presence to the ancient Redwoods and Coast Live Oaks of the California Bay Area.

A woman forest bathing at Canyon Ranch Woodside Redwood Forest

Whatever your adventure style, let the outdoors inspire you. Explore our Service Catalog and start planning your next adventure today. Plus, keep an eye out for special programming in the Redwoods – from Qi Gong sessions to Forest Meditations – on our Daily Schedule or Featured Events page. Happy trails!