Redwood National ParkCalifornia 

Home to the Tallest Trees on Earth.

Redwood National Park

Redwood National and State Parks is home to the tallest trees on Earth. This old-growth temperate rain forest on the coast of Northern California was designated a national park in 1968. The park protects the redwood forest which was previously subject to extensive logging in California.

Open / Close / Reopening Status of Redwood National Park due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The park remains open but modifications to operations are in effect (starting March 29th) to slow the spread of COVID-19, including closed facilities, limited services, and closures of many areas and roads to vehicles.

All Redwood National and State Parks parking areas are closed to vehicles. In addition, Davison Road, Howland Hill Road, and the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway are closed to vehicular traffic.

The following campgrounds are closed: Gold Bluffs Beach Campground, Elk Prairie Campground, Mill Creek Campground, and Jedediah Smith Campground.

The following visitor centers are closed: Thomas H. Kuchel, Prairie Creek Redwoods, Jedediah Smith Redwoods, Hiouchi and the Crescent City Information Center.

Coastal Drive and Bald Hills Road remain open and accessible. All national park trails, except for Tall Trees Grove, are open. Freshwater Beach is open.

More info on Redwood

Last Updated: May 2, 2020

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Hiking Trails:

Fern Canyon

This trail in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park allows visitors to walk through fifty foot walls of ferns following Home Creek about one mile. The trailhead is at the parking lot at the end of Davidson Road to Gold Bluffs Beach. The dirt road cross two streams before the parking area. Fern Canyon starts about 1/4 mile from the trailhead.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the closest city to Redwood National Park?

The closest cities to the park which contain national hotel chains are Arcata and Eureka to the south and Crescent City to the north. Crescent City is located about 45 miles north of Keuchel Visitor Center. Arcata is located about 33 miles to the south.

How many days do you need in Redwood National Park?

Most people take at least two days to explore Redwood National and State Parks. Don’t forget the time to get there, as it is more than five hours to drive to Redwood from San Francisco or Sacramento. It is 3 hours from Crater Lake National Park and nearly 4 hours from Lassen Volcanic National Park.

What is the best time of year to visit the redwood forest?

The most popular months to visit the park are July and August. June and September are the next most popular months.

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