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255 mi 411 km of trail 10 Featured Hikes

Gems 7 Gems Easy Trails 52 Trails Intermediate Trails 51 Trails Hard Trails 1 Trail

Redwood National Park is most commonly known for being the home to the tallest trees on Earth. The ancient coast redwood ecosystem protected by the park contains some of the world's most spectacular forests. In additional to the majestic redwoods, visitors can explore oak woodlands, vast prairies, wild rivers, and nearly 40 miles of stunning coastline. The park is also home to an amazing diversity of life as well as a rich cultural history. A visit to the park is sure to provide visitors with a myriad of opportunities for inspiration, enjoyment, and education.

To learn more about Redwood National Park, visit www.nps.gov.

Local Info

Visitor Centers:
Operating hours for each visitor center vary by season. For more information and to see current hours of operation, visit the park's website.

  • Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center: Open year round, 7 days/week (excluding major holidays). 9 am to 5 pm in summer, and 9 am to 4 pm in the off season.
  • Hiouchi Information Center: Open year round, 7 days/week (excluding major holidays). 9 am to 5 pm in summer, and 9 am to 4 pm in the off season.
  • Jedediah Smith Visitor Center: Open summer only, 9 am to 5 pm.
  • Prairie Creek Visitor Center: Open year round, 7 days/week (excluding major holidays). 9 am to 5 pm in summer, and 9 am to 4 pm in the off season.
  • Crescent City Information Center: Open summer, daily 9 am to 5 pm. Varying hours of operation in the off-season.

Visiting Tips

Redwood National Park is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Fees & Passes:
There is no entrance fee for Redwood National Park.

Camping & Lodging

Camping:
From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, reservations are strongly recommended. The rest of the year, all campsites are available on a first come, first-served basis. For more information on camping in the park, visit the park's website.

  • Jedediah Smith Campground: 86 sites. Open year round. Reservations can be made online or by calling 1-800-444-7275.
  • Mill Creek Campground: 145 sites. Open May 15 through September 30. Reservations can be made online or by calling 1-800-444-7275.
  • Elk Prairie Campground: 75 sites. Open year round. Reservations can be made online or by calling 1-800-444-7275.
  • Gold Bluffs Beach Campground: 26 sites. Open year round. Reservations can be made online.

Backcountry Camping:
The park has eight designated backcountry campsites. Free permits are required for all overnight stays in designated backcountry campsites and may be obtained from Kuchel Visitor Center, Crescent City Information Center, and Hiouchi Information Center (summer only). For more information on backcountry camping in the park, click here.

Food & Drink

There are no restaurants located within the park, but there are a number of dining options in the surrounding the towns.

Outfitters, Tours, & Shuttles

Redwood National Park offers a variety of ranger-led programs and activities from mid-May to mid-September. All programs, unless otherwise specified, are free and open to the public. To learn more about these ranger-led programs and to see the current events calendar, click here.

Other Activities

Whether enjoying a short stroll through the redwoods, heading out on a multi-day excursion, kayaking with a ranger on the Smith River, horseback riding, or camping under the stars, visitors will have their choice of ways to explore the park. In addition to these activities, be sure to check out the opportunities for mountain biking in the park and for rock climbing along the coast.

Maps & Guidebooks

To download a variety of free brochures to help plan your visit, click here.

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Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
0.7 mi 1.1 km Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
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#2 Tall Trees Trail
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
2.5 mi 4.0 km Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
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#3 Coastal Trail: South
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
9.8 mi 15.7 km Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
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Bertsch-Oceanview, CA
0.2 mi 0.3 km Bertsch-Oceanview, CA
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2.5 mi 4.1 km Bertsch-Oceanview, CA
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#6 James Irvine Trail
Crescent City, CA
5.0 mi 8.1 km Crescent City, CA
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#7 Foothill Trail
Crescent City, CA
2.2 mi 3.5 km Crescent City, CA
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#8 Hiouchi Trail
Bertsch-Oceanview, CA
1.6 mi 2.6 km Bertsch-Oceanview, CA
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#9 West Ridge Trail
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
7.2 mi 11.6 km Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
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#10 Brown Creek Trail
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
1.3 mi 2.2 km Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
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Crescent City, CA
4.3 mi 6.9 km Crescent City, CA
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Bertsch-Oceanview, CA
5.1 mi 8.2 km Bertsch-Oceanview, CA
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7.5 mi 12.0 km
#13 Rhododendron Trail
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
7.5 mi 12.0 km Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
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Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
3.8 mi 6.1 km Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
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Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
2.2 mi 3.5 km Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
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Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
1.5 mi 2.4 km Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
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#17 Mill Creek Trail
Bertsch-Oceanview, CA
4.1 mi 6.7 km Bertsch-Oceanview, CA
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Bertsch-Oceanview, CA
7.8 mi 12.6 km Bertsch-Oceanview, CA
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Bertsch-Oceanview, CA
0.8 mi 1.2 km Bertsch-Oceanview, CA
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Bertsch-Oceanview, CA
3.7 mi 6.0 km Bertsch-Oceanview, CA
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