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  • Saturday, September 13 - First Annual Run in the Redwoods

    Dust off your running/walking shoes and join us for the first ever Run in the Redwoods half marathon and 5k on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway will be closed to all vehicle traffic on this day. More »

  • 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.

Outdoor Activities


From short walks on paved trails to multi-day trips in the rugged backcountry, the parks' 170 mile (274 km) trail system offer something for everybody. More »



Ride redwood! From a paved scenic drive to downhill single-track through an old-growth forest, the parks offer over 50 miles of designate bicycling routes. More »



For a limited time in summer, Redwood National and State Parks conducts kayak tours of the Smith River. Led by experienced park rangers, visitors will explore a variety of topics, all while paddling pristine waters and enjoying unparalleled scenery. More »


Ranger-led Programs

Be part of a national and state parks tradition! Park rangers and other staff lead a variety of seasonally available programs and activities throughout the parks that are free, informative, and fun for all ages and backgrounds. More »



There are two types of camping available within Redwood National and State Parks. Understanding the difference, will help to ensure an enjoyable and safe experience for you and your fellow campers. More »


Backcountry Camping

For those who like to get away, a trail to themselves, a starlit sky at night, and the lullaby crashing waves–Redwood National and State Parks offers eight designated backcountry camps. More »


Wildlife Viewing

Visitors to Redwood National and State Parks have a great chance of seeing California sea lions, giant green sea anemone, bald eagles, Roosevelt elk, and of course, a banana slug. The ambitious visitor (and often just lucky) may see them all in one day. More »


Horseback Riding

Trail riding with horses and pack animals is an exciting way to experience the parks. Designated horse trails, beaches, and stock-ready camps provide opportunities ranging from short day rides to multi-day pack trips. More »

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

You can travel by car to Gold Bluffs Beach to hike along a meandering stream through a hidden canyon with 30-foot walls covered by several species of ferns. Follow steps up to James Irvine Trail to a prairie that was once a small mining town above Fern Canyon.