Tall Trees is a constituent region of the West Elizabeth territory.
The Lower Montana River forms the border on the neighbor territory of New Austin (Hennigan's Stead region) to the west. The sister region of Great Plains lies to the east. The Upper Montana River forms the north-east border of the region. The border is expanded in the second game where Big Valley can be traversed and explored near Cochinay.
This region resembles the redwoods of the Sierra Nevada in California. It is one of two areas in Red Dead Redemption where snow can be seen on mountains, (the other being in the northwest corner of New Austin).
Tall Trees is an ideal hunting ground, being home to many different types of big and exquisite game wildlife (especially the rare Bears and Elks), making it useful for advancing in the Master Hunter Challenges.
Red Dead Redemption 2
During the events of Red Dead Redemption 2, the outlaw gang Skinner Brothers have a noticeable presence in Tall Trees and often while venturing these areas, the player will come across an encounter with them.
Manzanita Post is not accessible in 1899 due to the law hunting down the Van der Linde gang. However, when accessed through glitches, outside a few people exist doing work, as well as a Huskey guard dog.
As the area is fully available after the sixth chapter of the game, John Marston can avail all of the main events found within the region. In 1907, John enters Manzanita Post along with Charles, Devon and Wayne to collect a toolbox for house-building in Beecher's Hope. Along the way, they are ambushed by the Skinner Brothers wherein Wayne is killed in battle. John will visit the area again to save Uncle from the Skinner Brothers along with Charles and capture a bounty for Sadie Adler near Bear Claw.
In Undead Nightmare, the mission "Birth of the Conservation Movement" takes place in Tall Trees. The Sasquatch appears only in this region. It is also one of the locations that the Four Horses of the Apocalypse can sometimes be found.
Locations in Tall Trees
- Aurora Basin
- Bearclaw Camp (stylized as Bear Claw in RDR 2)
- Dixon Crossing
- Evelyn Miller Camp (RDR 2 only)
- Manzanita Post
- Mason's Bridge (RDR only)
- Montana Ford
- Nekoti Rock
- Pacific Union Railroad Camp (RDR only)
- Swadbass Point (RDR 2 only)
- Tanner's Reach
- Tanner's Span (RDR only)
Several Multiplayer game modes are available within the Tall Trees region. Most are specific to individual locations such as Manzanita Post and Pacific Union Railroad Camp and are listed on those pages. The following game modes take place within Tall Trees in general. None are available with the original game, all require a DLC.
- Requires Legends and Killers DLC
- Requires Myths and Mavericks DLC
- Requires Liars and Cheats DLC
- Grand Prix - the "Tall Trees Trail" and "Manzanita Mile" courses run through Tall Trees.
In addition to being one of the most fruitful hunting spots, Tall Trees is also one of the most dangerous. For general hunting tips see: Hunting. For tips on finding and hunting specific animals, see the individual animal pages (listed in a section below).
- Before venturing into Tall Trees for hunting or other activities, be sure to stock up on ammunition, medicine, and Chewing Tobacco (or Snake Oil, if needed). Equip appropriately powerful weapons, such as the Buffalo Rifle, as well.
- When planning activities in Tall Trees, remember that some animals are nocturnal and will appear mostly at night, while others will be present more in the daytime. The reduced visibility of nighttime will tend to make activities here more dangerous.
- If the area is void of other animals then there is a good chance of bears appearing. Subsequently, other animals will tend to be more plentiful when no bears are around.
- Be careful using bait while in Tall Trees since it can attract a variety of animals, including ones more dangerous than the intended target.
- Be sure to get to the Manzanita Post if the players run out of medicine, etc.
- Red Dead Redemption
- Bighorn Sheep
- Buffalo (Cochinay entrance when using bait)
- Chicken (Cochinay only)
- Cougar (Scarce, slightly more common in multiplayer)
- Goat (Cochinay only)
- Pig (Cochinay only)
- Sasquatch (Undead Nightmare only)
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- The multiplayer U.S. Army character, Tall Trees Ty, is likely named after this area.
- Brumas and Khan are both found in Tall Trees in Free Roam, while Lobo is found in single-player.
- Tall Trees is inspired by the Sierra Nevada. The eponymous "Tall Trees" are the Giant Sequoia Trees (also called Sierra Redwoods) found on the western slopes of the mountains in California.
- Geographically speaking, the location of Tall Trees roughly corresponds to that of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains in Colorado and New Mexico; both Tall Trees and Sangre de Cristo are high elevated, snow-covered areas near more arid environments.
- The only populated settlements found in Tall Trees are Manzanita Post and Pacific Union Railroad Camp.
- Very rarely a strange sound can be heard at night in Tall Trees. It sounds like a scream but it is very distinctive and doesn't seem to have any link between animals or a rescuing event. This could be linked to Sasquatch appearing here in Undead Nightmare, as people who believe in them in the real world suggest that they often communicate through screaming.
- A very eerie sound can be heard in Tall Trees, it seems to be a 'Ghost Theme,' as the sounds start slowly, and ends slowly too. The sound also occurs in the locations where most Buffalo are located.
- There's a deer pelt with a Buffalo looks animal is far shorter than a tree, the pelt may refer something about Tall Trees, at a Campfire, when the players listen attentively, they may hear "They say that this place is surrounded by a ghost."
- A newspaper article in the Blackwater Ledger in Red Dead Redemption 2 will mention the disappearance of the Blackwater Athletics team around Tall Trees. After venturing into the Tall Trees region near Cochinay during the epilogue, one can find the mass grave of what looks to be the aforementioned athletic team.