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    National and State Parks California

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  • Backcountry Fire Restrictions in Effect (Last updated: 9/10/2014)

    Due to "Extreme Fire Danger," fires are currently prohibited in backcountry, including established fire rings at designated backcountry campsites and on Redwood Creek gravel bars. Personal camp stoves are allowed. Call 707-465-7335 for updates.

Horseback Riding & Pack Animals

Sunset on Horseback
Image Courtesy of Sand Lake Country Inn

Pack Animal Trails, Camps, and Maps

Pack animals (horses, ponies, mules, burros, goats, and llamas) are welcomed on designated park trails and beaches within Redwod National and State Parks. Parks are wild places. Prepare for the unexpected and always check current conditions prior to you trip.

-For up-to-date information on the Orick horse trails, call the Kuchel Visitor Center at (707) 465-7765.
-For up-to-date information other horse trails, call the park information line at (707) 465-7335.

To help ensure a positive and low-impact pack adventure, please familiarize yourself with the following:

Pack Animal Trails and Camps (PDF, 1.6 MB Low-Res)
Pack Animal Trails and Camps (PDF, 4.6 MB High-Res)


Pack Animal Trail Maps

NORTH MAP- Pack Animal Trails (Crescent City, Calif. Area)
(Low-Res JPEG, 2.02 MB), (High-Res JPEG, 8.9 MB)

SOUTH MAP- Pack Animal Trails (Orick, Calif. Area)
(Low-Res JPEG, 2 MB), (High-Res JPEG, 6.4 MB)

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Common in the redwood forest, ravens often scavenge food scraps found in campgrounds. Once they find an easy food source, they constantly fly over that area in search of food. Unfortunately, they may come across a marbled murrelet nest and eat the egg or chick! Please store all food items properly.