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255 mi 411 km of trail 10 Featured Hikes

Gems 7 Gems Easy Trails 54 Trails Intermediate Trails 49 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.

Gems in Redwood National Park - 7

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gem Favorite The last portion of trail on the way to Fern Canyon in Redwoods State Park.

Fern Canyon

(29) Westhav…, CA
gem Favorite Tall Trees Grove in Redwood National Park

Tall Trees Grove

(11) Westhav…, CA
gem Favorite You can't get a feeling for the immense size of Stout Grove from a photo; you have to be there in person.

Stout Grove

(14) Bertsch…, CA
gem Favorite That's one massive tree! (Big Tree Wayside)

Big Tree Wayside

(8) Westhav…, CA
gem Favorite There are traces of the Old Redwood Highway still visible on the cliffs above Enderts Beach.

Enderts Beach

(5) Bertsch…, CA
gem Favorite The view of the Klamath River flowing into the Pacific Ocean is quite beautiful.

Klamath River Overlook

(7) Bertsch…, CA
gem Favorite Klamath Beach Trail traverses a verdant forest rife with undergrowth before popping out on the beach.

Klamath Beach and Estuary

(4) Bertsch…, CA

Featured Hikes in Redwood National Park - 10

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Favorite The James Irvine Trail is such a beautiful, well-maintained trail.
Intermediate

James Irvine to Fern Canyon

11.9 mi 19.1 km • Loop • 1,610 ft Ascent 490.67 m Ascent

(18) Crescen…, CA
Favorite This trail makes you feel like you should see a dinosaur.
Intermediate/Difficult

Damnation Creek Trail

3.7 mi 6.0 km • Out and Back • 1,215 ft Ascent 370.28 m Ascent

(15) Bertsch…, CA
Favorite Lady Bird Johnson Grove on a lovely, misty day.
Easy

Lady Bird Johnson Grove Nature Trail

1.4 mi 2.3 km • Loop • 88 ft Ascent 26.73 m Ascent

(18) Westhav…, CA
Favorite Walking through a massive redwood on the way to the Tall Trees area.
Intermediate/Difficult

Emerald Ridge - Redwood Creek Loop

5.3 mi 8.6 km • Point to Point • 860 ft Ascent 262.21 m Ascent

(1) Westhav…, CA
Favorite Lyons Ranch Trail offers pleasant views.
Easy/Intermediate

Lyons Ranch Trail

3.6 mi 5.8 km • Out and Back • 463 ft Ascent 140.98 m Ascent

(2) Westhav…, CA
Favorite Redwood sunset.
Easy

Stout Memorial Grove

1.3 mi 2.1 km • Loop • 245 ft Ascent 74.73 m Ascent

(14) Bertsch…, CA
Favorite Coastal Redwoods camping.
Intermediate

Friendship Ridge Loop Hike

8.0 mi 12.9 km • Loop • 1,168 ft Ascent 355.87 m Ascent

(6) Westhav…, CA
Favorite Mossy tree near Trillium Falls
Easy/Intermediate

Trillium Falls Loop Trail

2.7 mi 4.3 km • Loop • 510 ft Ascent 155.43 m Ascent

(10) Westhav…, CA
Favorite Sunshine filtering through the canopy of trees along the Hope Creek Trail.
Intermediate

Hope Creek/Ten Taypo Loop

3.6 mi 5.8 km • Loop • 730 ft Ascent 222.5 m Ascent

(3) Bertsch…, CA
Favorite Sunset over False Klamath Cove
Easy

Yurok Loop Trail

1.1 mi 1.8 km • Loop • 80 ft Ascent 24.28 m Ascent

(6) Bertsch…, CA

Trails in Redwood National Park - 94

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2.5 mi 4.0 km #1Tall Trees Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
Easy/Intermediate
2.5 mi 4.0 km Westhaven-Moonstone, CA 15 
0.7 mi 1.1 km #2Fern Canyon Loop Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
Easy/Intermediate
0.7 mi 1.1 km Westhaven-Moonstone, CA 15 
2.5 mi 4.1 km #3Boy Scout Tree Trail
Intermediate
Bertsch-Oceanview, CA
Intermediate
2.5 mi 4.1 km Bertsch-Oceanview, CA 16 
9.8 mi 15.7 km #4Coastal Trail: South
Easy/Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
Easy/Intermediate
9.8 mi 15.7 km Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
0.2 mi 0.3 km #5Klamath Beach Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Bertsch-Oceanview, CA
Easy/Intermediate
0.2 mi 0.3 km Bertsch-Oceanview, CA
5.0 mi 8.1 km #6James Irvine Trail
Intermediate
Crescent City, CA
Intermediate
5.0 mi 8.1 km Crescent City, CA
2.2 mi 3.5 km #7Foothill Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Crescent City, CA
Easy/Intermediate
2.2 mi 3.5 km Crescent City, CA
1.6 mi 2.6 km #8Hiouchi Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Bertsch-Oceanview, CA
Easy/Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.6 km Bertsch-Oceanview, CA
1.3 mi 2.2 km #9Brown Creek Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
Easy/Intermediate
1.3 mi 2.2 km Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
4.3 mi 6.9 km #10Prairie Creek Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Crescent City, CA
Easy/Intermediate
4.3 mi 6.9 km Crescent City, CA
4.1 mi 6.7 km #11Mill Creek Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Bertsch-Oceanview, CA
Easy/Intermediate
4.1 mi 6.7 km Bertsch-Oceanview, CA
5.1 mi 8.2 km #12Coastal Trail: Lagoon Creek
Intermediate
Bertsch-Oceanview, CA
Intermediate
5.1 mi 8.2 km Bertsch-Oceanview, CA
7.5 mi 12.0 km #13Rhododendron Trail
Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
Intermediate
7.5 mi 12.0 km Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
7.2 mi 11.6 km #14West Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
Intermediate
7.2 mi 11.6 km Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
0.8 mi 1.2 km #15Carruthers Cove Trail
Intermediate
Bertsch-Oceanview, CA
Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.2 km Bertsch-Oceanview, CA
3.8 mi 6.1 km #16Miners Ridge Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
Easy/Intermediate
3.8 mi 6.1 km Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
2.2 mi 3.5 km #17Trillium Falls Trail
Intermediate
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
Intermediate
2.2 mi 3.5 km Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
4.6 mi 7.5 km #18Dolason Prairie Trail
Difficult
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
Difficult
4.6 mi 7.5 km Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #19Cathedral Trees Trail
Easy
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
Easy
1.5 mi 2.4 km Westhaven-Moonstone, CA
3.7 mi 6.0 km #20Rellim Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Bertsch-Oceanview, CA
Intermediate
3.7 mi 6.0 km Bertsch-Oceanview, CA

Photos of Redwood National Park - 197

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Hiking alongside the giants
Dec 21, 2016 near Westhav…, CA
This trail makes you feel like you should see a dinosaur.
Jun 21, 2017 near Bertsch…, CA
A male Roosevelt elk looks over his herd of lady elk.
Dec 21, 2016 near Westhav…, CA
Monkeying around on a fallen big boy has never been more fun.
Dec 21, 2016 near Westhav…, CA
The James Irvine Trail is such a beautiful, well-maintained trail.
Dec 21, 2016 near Westhav…, CA
I'm as mighty as the great redwoods!
Dec 21, 2016 near Westhav…, CA
Walking through a massive redwood on the way to the Tall Trees area.
Dec 20, 2016 near Westhav…, CA
Redwood sunset.
Dec 27, 2016 near Bertsch…, CA

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