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    Redwood

    National and State Parks California

Current Conditions

Last updated: October 30, 2014 - 10:45 a.m.

Redwood National and State Parks are wild and ever-changing—knowing the current conditions will help to ensure a more enjoyable redwood adventure.

Your best source for up-to-date information is the parks' visitor centers.
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Weather
For general climate and weather information for Redwood National and State Parks, click here.

 
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Visitor Centers
For information about visitor centers, locations, contact information and services, click here.

  • Thomas H. Kuchel Vistitor Center (Orick, Calif.) is currently OPEN daily, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Hiouchi Information Center (Hiouchi Calif.) is currently CLOSED for the season and will reopen in summer 2015.
  • Jedediah Smith Visitor Center (Jed. Smith Campground) is currently CLOSED for the season and will reopen in summer 2015.
  • Crescent City Information Center (Crescent City, Calif.) is currently OPEN daily, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Prairie Creek Visitor Center (6 miles north of Orick, Calif.) is currently OPEN daily, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 
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Developed Campgrounds
For general campground information and reservations, click here.

 
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Roads & Highways
For directions to Redwood National and State Parks, click here. Also be sure to check-out our recommended scenic drives.

  • Howland Hill Road is OPEN.
  • Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway is OPEN.
  • Cal-Barrel Road is CLOSED.
  • Davison Road is OPEN but travelers beyond Gold Bluffs Beach Campground (e.g., en route to Fern Canyon Trailhead) should be prepared for small stream crossings across roadway. High clearance and/or 4-wheel drive recommended.
  • Bald Hills Road is OPEN.
  • Coastal Drive Loop: is OPEN. One-way traffic, ONLY.
  • Tall Trees Access Road is OPEN. A free permit is required to access Tall Trees Road and is available at the Kuchel (Orick, Calif.) and Crescent City visitor centers.
 
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Trails
For general hiking and trail information, click here.

  • James Irvine Trail is CLOSED between Miners Ridge Trail and Clintonia Trail. A recent treefall has damaged bridge crossings along the closed section of the trail.
  • Fern canyon is OPEN but seasonal footbridges have been removed. Prepare to get your feet wet and expect fallen trees and obstacles.
  • Seasonal footbridges have been removed along Redwood Creek Trail.
  • Seasonal footbridges have been removed connecting Stout Grove to the Jedediah Smith Campground.
 
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Backcountry Camps
For general backcountry camping information and to download the Redwood National and State Parks Backcountry Trip Planner, click here.

  • Little Bald Hills is OPEN.
  • Nickel Creek is OPEN.
  • DeMartin is OPEN.
  • Flint Ridge is OPEN.
  • Gold Bluffs Beach (hiker/biker) is OPEN.
  • Elam Creek is OPEN.
  • 44 Camp is OPEN.
  • Redwood Creek (dispersed camping) is OPEN.
 
Horseback Trails

Horse Trails
For general information on horseback riding in the parks. click here.

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