Backcountry Permits in COVID19
June 22: Backcountry camping permits are temporarily being issued online.
As we resume operations and increase access to the parks during COVID19, backcountry permit operations this summer will be different from previous years. Click here to apply for a backcountry camping permit.
For those who like to get away, a trail to themselves, a starlit sky at night, or the lullaby crashing waves - Redwood National and State Parks offers you more than 200 miles (322km) of extraordinary backcountry trails and seven designated backcountry campsites. Whether on foot, bicycle, or horseback, you'll traverse a wide variety of natural habitats to get to your overnight site. These habitats include old-growth redwood forests, oak woodlands, beaches, prairies, streams, second-growth forests ,and marshes.
Trip Planning Is Your Responsibility
First, read about and understand the pros and cons of our seven backcountry camping areas. Read the backcountry trip planner (PDF) and find out what redwood backcountry experience might work best for you. A good backcountry trip begins with YOU doing good research. Did you know you will be camping where bears and mountain lions are common?
Your best resources for planning a backcountry adventure: