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.
Grab the backcountry trip planner and find out what redwood backcountry experiences might work best for you. A good backcountry trip often begins with YOU doing good planning. Did you know you will be hiking or camping where bears and mountain lions are common?
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.
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