May 21, 2007 

Trail Description: The 317 acre Kruse Rhododendron Gardens are located near the center of Salt Point Park. Some years ago a major fire opened the area and allowed the rhododendrons to thrive, though the normal forests of firs, redwoods and oaks are slowly reclaiming the area. There are 3 miles of trails through dense forests, creeks and fern lined hillsides. Elevations are roughly from 300 to 600' over several ravines.

Trail Location:
From the park entrance, go north about 3 miles. The reserve sign will be on the right. Parking is about 500 yards up this road.

Blooming Plants Not Pictured:
Douglas Iris (Iris douglasiana)
Redwood Sorrel (Oxalis oregana)
Redwood Violet (Viola sempervirens)

Ferns Not Pictured:

Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum)
Deer Fern (Blechnum spicant)
Giant Chain Fern (Woodwardia fimbriata)
Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum)










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Western Labrador Tea ( Ledum glandulosum): A poisonous shrub.