Kruse Rhododendron State Natural Reserve, immediately adjacent to Salt Point State Park, features 317 acres of second-growth redwood, tanoak, and douglas fir forest and an abundance of rhododendrons, which bloom in pink splendor each April and May. Five miles of trails through the forest and a short loop trail through the rhododendrons are accessible year-round with no access fee.
Due to service reductions, the restroom facilities are closed, effective June 8, 2011. For the most up-to-date closure information please check the official Kruse Rhododendron State Natural Reserve Website
Rhododendron flowers, redwood forest, tanoak forest, douglas fir forest
Download Kruse Rhododendron State Natural Reserve Maps/Brochures:
- Download Kruse Rhododendron State Natural Reserve/Salt Point State Park brochure/map (PDF) Map Credit: California State Parks
- Download Kruse Rhododendron loop map (JPG) Map Credit: California State Parks