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Redwood Creek Overlook

A beautiful sunset at Redwood Creek Overlook
A beautiful sunset at Redwood Creek Overlook

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Quick Facts

Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Parking - Auto, Scenic View/Photo Spot, Toilet - Vault/Composting

A unique spot offering an expansive view of thousands of acres of old-growth redwood forest.

This location offers a picturesque view of the old-growth forest, the Pacific Ocean, sunsets, and stars. Fog and clouds can sometimes hinder the view, so be sure to check the weather.

Get a glimpse of the areas logging history as you look down into the Redwood Creek valley, where you can clearly see the difference between the dark green old-growth redwood forest and lighter green secondary-growth forests.

Interpretive signs point out these visual differences in the valley, show astonishing photos of past logging, discuss the impacts of 20th century industrial logging in the area, and finally how ecosystem restoration has been happening in the park since the late 1970s.

Redwood Creek Overlook

Redwood National Park

Last updated: November 7, 2021