Van Damme Pygmy Forest

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Little River, California

Take a loop hike along a fern choked scenic "Pygmy Forest Discovery Trail" to see the famous Van Damme Pygmy Forest, where adult pine and cypress trees stand stunted between eight feet and six inches in height. There are other pygmy forests (or elfin forests); but this one is viewed from a raised walkway, which makes the little trees seem even more height challenged.

Van Damme Pygmy Forest

Van Damme State Park

Address:
8001 N Hwy 1, Little River, CA
Directions:
Van Damme State Park. On US Hwy 1, 3 mi. south of Mendocino.
Phone:
707-937-5804
Admission:
Park entry fee.
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