• Image of coast redwood forest along Cal-Barrel Road

    Redwood

    National and State Parks California

Outdoor Activities

Hiking

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 »

 

Bicycling

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 »

 

Kayaking

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 »

 

Camping

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 »

 
PackTrails

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?

redwood cone

A redwood cone is the size of an olive. Each cone contains 60 to 120 seeds. One tree may produce 10 million seeds but only a few will reach maturity. If a seed settles in just the right place it may grow into a tree that will live more than 2,000 years.