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Learn how national parks are embracing electric bikes. E-bikes are allowed on hike/bike trails that are completely inside the boundary of Redwood National Park.
However, there are hike/bike trails in Redwood National and State Parks that cross state park boundaries. Because state laws are different from federal laws about e-bikes, there are some hike/bike trails where e-bikes can not be taken. Using an electric bike anywhere on the following four hike/bike trails is not allowed:
• Little Bald Hills Trail
• Coastal Trail -– Last Chance Grade Section
• Ossagon Trail
• Coastal Trail -– Gold Bluff Beach Section
Elk Meadow Day Use AreaElk Meadow Day Use Area is the hub for connecting different bike trails in the Greater Prairie Creek watershed. Most of these bike trails are on old logging roads that go through second-growth forests. However, a mile of ancient redwoods can be explored by bike at the western end of the Lost Man Creek Trail.
In late 2019, an ecosystem restoration project called Redwoods Rising began in the park. One of the goals is to repair degraded second-growth forests and rivers in the Greater Prairie Creek Watershed. In summers during this years-long process there may be temporary bike / trail closures in place.
Seven Bike Routes (North to South)
Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway: Hike and Bike Days
You can ride anytime through 10-miles of stunning redwoods on the paved Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. A treat for cyclists and walkers is that on the first Saturday of each month (October to May) the Parkway is closed to motorised vehicles. This event is a wonderful way for cyclists to safely enjoy this road. The Parkway is fairly flat except when the road climbs / descends over 400-feet in the nothern one-mile section.
Other Local Biking Opportunities
There are local businesses that offer rental bikes and other services that might be of interest to you. Check with the Brookings OR, Crescent City, Klamath, Orick, Trinidad, McKinleyville, Arcata or Eureka Chambers of Commerce for more information.
Last updated: April 2, 2021