Backcountry Hiking and Camping
If you want to stay overnight at any backcountry site, you will need to get a backcountry permit. These are free and issued in-person upto 24-hours ahead of time.
Then with your trip options in mind, request a free a backcountry permit. These are given in-person up to 24-hours in advance from either the Hiouchi or Kuchel Visitor Centers. Reservations over the phone are not permitted. Permits are limited, and are issued on a first-come, first-served basis.
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 (322 km) of extraordinary backcountry trails and eight designated backcountry campsites. Whether on foot, bicycle, or horseback, you’ll traverse a wide variety of natural habitats, including old-growth redwood forests, oak woodlands, pristine beaches, prairies, streams, and marshes.
Your best resources for planning your redwood adventure:
Backcountry: Ethics & Regulations
While specific regulations apply to those on bicycles and horseback, all backcountry users should adhere to Redwood National & State Park regulations and are further encouraged to follow Leave No Trace guidelines to minimize their impact. Leave No Trace is rooted in scientific studies and common sense. The message is framed under seven Leave No Trace Principles presented below with accompanying regulations and guidelines specific to Redwood National & State Parks:
1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
3. Dispose of Waste Properly
4. Leave What You Find
5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
6. Respect Wildlife
7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors
Last updated: September 8, 2017