Redwood National and State Parks

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Redwood National and State Parks showing forest scenes and a bridge

Walk amid towering trees, hike along scenic coastal trails and spot rare wildlife at this spectacular national park in North Coast California.

Redwood National and State Parks is a fascinating natural destination. Gaze up at tall centuries-old redwood trees, explore rugged Pacific Coast beaches, camp beneath the stars and spot myriad wildlife. The parks cover 133,000 acres (53,800 hectares) and stretch for 40 miles (64 kilometers) along California’s picturesque northern coast.

The parks include Redwood National Park and three state parks: Jedediah Smith, Del Norte Coast and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Parks. Navigate through the parks via car or bike. Take short or long walks on Fern Canyon Trail, Lady Bird Johnson Grove Loop or Boy Scout Tree Trail. See ferns clinging to grottos on the sides of canyons. Don’t be surprised to feel like you have shrunk in size as you stroll amid the soaring redwoods.

Drive along or hike the Coastal Drive for views of the Pacific Ocean and Klamath River. Howland Hill Road winds through one of the parks’ most picturesque old-growth redwood forests. Visit the parks’ Pacific coastline beaches and isolated coves. Paddle in tidal pools at Enderts Beach, watch surfers at Crescent Beach and enjoy quiet walks on Gold Bluffs Beach. For more of a challenge, explore the parks’ on kayaks along the Klamath River Estuary.

The parks are delightful natural attractions. Stay alert for herds of Roosevelt elk in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. See endangered birds such as the bald eagle and northern spotted owl. Spot migrating whales from the Crescent Beach Overlook.

The parks are about a 5-hour drive from either San Francisco or Portland, Oregon. Find information centers at five entrances to the parks. Most supply free maps, advice and permits.

Redwood National and State Parks are open year-round. Warm summer months attract large crowds while winter rains frequently drench the parks. Visit in spring or fall when flocks of migratory birds arrive and the flowers and trees burst to life with color.

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Wonderful Getaway Near the Beach & Attractions w/ Kitchenette & Free WiFi!
Orick, CA
The price is $121 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
Situated by the sea, this romantic apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Redwood National and State Parks, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, and Murrelet ...
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Holiday Inn Express Klamath - Redwood Ntl Pk Area, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Klamath - Redwood Ntl Pk Area, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
171 Klamath Boulevard, Klamath, CA
Fully refundable
The price is $135 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Situated by the ocean, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Tour Through Tree and within 6 mi (10 km) of Redwood National and State Parks and Douglas Memorial ...
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Holiday Inn Express Klamath - Redwood Ntl Pk Area, an IHG Hotel
 FARM HOUSE ON ACREAGE IN THE REDWOODS
FARM HOUSE ON ACREAGE IN THE REDWOODS
Klamath, CA
Located in the mountains, this family-friendly vacation home is within 9 mi (15 km) of Tour Through Tree, Hidden Beach, and Klamath River. Trees of Mystery and ...
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Aug 24, 2019

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Aug 18, 2019

Go early in the morning to avoid crowds and get the best pictures with the fog.

5/5 - Excellent

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Aug 8, 2019

Don't miss exploring these parks!

5/5 - Excellent

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Aug 6, 2019

I would recommend Prairie and Jedediah Smith, as well as the beaches all along 101-

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Noni

Jan 21, 2019

Everything flooded out or closed for the off season.

5/5 - Excellent

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Jan 17, 2019

Unbelievable beauty, don’t miss a visit to this ancient forest.

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Holiday Inn Express Klamath - Redwood Ntl Pk Area, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Klamath - Redwood Ntl Pk Area, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
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The price is $135 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
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 FARM HOUSE ON ACREAGE IN THE REDWOODS
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Klamath, CA
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Wonderful Getaway Near the Beach & Attractions w/ Kitchenette & Free WiFi!
Wonderful Getaway Near the Beach & Attractions w/ Kitchenette & Free WiFi!
Orick, CA
The price is $136 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 27
Wonderful Getaway Near the Beach & Attractions w/ Kitchenette & Free WiFi!
Contemporary Farmhouse at Redwood National Park
Contemporary Farmhouse at Redwood National Park
Orick, CA
Contemporary Farmhouse at Redwood National Park
Adorable Studio Suite Near State Parks w/ Free WiFi, Microwave, and Minifridge!
Adorable Studio Suite Near State Parks w/ Free WiFi, Microwave, and Minifridge!
Orick, CA
The price is $143 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 27
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Perfect Studio Suite Near Beach & Redwoods w/ Kitchenette, Private W/D, & WiFi!
Perfect Studio Suite Near Beach & Redwoods w/ Kitchenette, Private W/D, & WiFi!
Orick, CA
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Darling Studio Near the Beach & State Parks w/ Kitchenette, Free WiFi, & More!
Darling Studio Near the Beach & State Parks w/ Kitchenette, Free WiFi, & More!
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The price is $175 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 3
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Efficient Studio Getaway w/ Free WiFi, Kitchenette, & Private Washer & Dryer!
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Ideal Family Retreat Near the Coast & State Parks with Gas Grill, Deck, & WiFi!
Ideal Family Retreat Near the Coast & State Parks with Gas Grill, Deck, & WiFi!
Orick, CA
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