Current Conditions

Last updated: May 20, 2015 - 9 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 5:00 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 5:00 p.m.
  • Prairie Creek Visitor Center (6 miles north of Orick, Calif.) is currently OPEN Wednesday through Sunday, 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 currently OPEN but will be CLOSED for annual brushing from about 8:30 am - 4:30 pm May 13 or 14, and then from May 18-21.
  • Cal-Barrel Road is CLOSED for the winter.
  • 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 the roadway. High clearance and/or 4-wheel drive recommended. From 8:30 am - 4:30 pm on May 11-14 and May 18-21, travelers can expect 20-minute delays and pilot car escorts dur to annual grading project.
  • Bald Hills Road is OPEN.
  • Coastal Drive Loop is OPEN, Coastal Drive is one-way traffic only.
  • Tall Trees Access Road is OPEN. A free permit is required to access Tall Trees Access Road and is available at the Kuchel Visitor Center (Orick, CA) and the Crescent City Information Center.
 
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Trails
For general hiking and trail information, click here.

  • Stout Grove Trail is OPEN, but trees down across trail surface will prevent accessible completion of the trail loop.
  • Fern canyon is OPEN but seasonal footbridges have been removed. Prepare to get your feet wet and expect fallen trees and obstacles.
  • The year-round bridge over Bond Creek on the Redwood Creek Trail (~5 miles upstream from Redwood Creek Trailhead and ~2 miles downstream from Tall Trees Grove) is CLOSED for repair. As such, the Redwood Creek Trail is currently incomplete and inaccessible to thru-hikers between Tall Trees Grove and the Redwood Creek Trailhead near Orick, CA. While current conditions may allow safe fording of Bond Creek, stream crossing are normally restricted during the winter season. Please contact 707-465-7335 or inquire at any visitor center for the latest information.
  • 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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