Current Conditions



Redwood National and State Parks conditions are ever-changing. Check regularily for any changes before your trip!


Roads and Highways

Roads & Day Use Areas

Listed in south to north order. Other park roads and day use areas not listed below are open.

Road or Day Use Area



Location Description


Additional Info

Bald Hills Road Open/ Hazard Conditions Upper Elevations/Near Elk Camp Road Damage Drive slowly and be alert for road damage. Watch for cars crossing lanes to avoid hazards.
Davison Road
(access to Gold Bluffs Beach and Fern Canyon)
Open Due to road construction, there will be light traffic control on Davison Road. Visitors are advised to use caution around heavy equipment.
Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway Open
Cal-Barrel Road Open A very narrow, single lane road with many pedestrians and their pets. A good spot for walking with your leashed pets.

Practice caution if you drive in this area. Smaller vehicles are recommended on this road.
Coastal Drive Open
Lagoon Creek
Day Use Area
CLOSED Closed April 15 - August 15 for accessibility upgrades.
Howland Hill Road Open
Mill Creek Day Use Area CLOSED Weekdays Open to public on the weekends for day use. Gate will be locked each evening.
A section of the multi-use trail along West Branch Road, west of Rock Creek Road, is closed temporarily due to a failed bridge crossing.

California State Highway information can be found at the Caltrans Road Information Website.

Trail restrictions


Listed south to north order, park trails not listed below are open.
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Location Description


Additional Info

Tall Trees Trail Open Reservation required if driving to trailhead.
Dolason Prairie Trail Partially Open Until further notice Only the first 2 miles of this trail are open. Downed trees Accessing Redwood Creek, Emerald Ridge Trail, and the Tall Trees Trail is not an option due to downed trees. Emerald Bridge out indefinitely due to tree collapse.
Redwood Creek Trail Open
Trillium Falls Trail/Elk Meadow Open
Lost Man Creek Trail Open Large tree across trail approx. 1 mile in from trailhead.
Fern Canyon Open Seasonal footbridges have been removed. Expect to hike through water (ankle-knee deep).
Reservation required if you are driving to trailhead.
Rhododendron Trail Partial Closure Until further notice Between Brown Creek Trail and South Fork Trail The Brown Creek-Rhododendron-South Fork loop is not an option currently.
Yurok Loop Trail Partial Closure Through June 30 Trailhead is not accessible from the Lagoon Creek Day Use Area Repairs and accessibility upgrades to day use area The Yurok Loop Trail is only accessible by parking at the Wilson Creek Day Use Area and walking the beach to the trailhead (1.5 miles round-trip, low tide only) or by parking at the Hidden Beach Trailhead and walking in from there (3.6 miles round-trip, including the Yurok Loop).
Damnation Creek Trail Open
Stout Grove Trail Open
Grove of Titans Trail Open
Boy Scout Trail Open

Seasonal Footbridges:
Visitor Centers

Visitor Centers

Hours, status, and more information about Redwood National and State Parks Visitor and Information Centers.

Developed Campgrounds

Developed Campgrounds

Hours, status, reservations, and more information about Redwood National and State Parks campgrounds.

Backcountry camps

Backcountry Camps

Get detailed backcountry camping information and also download the Redwood National and State Parks Backcountry Trip Planner. Please understand and use Leave No Trace ethics and practices when in the backcountry.

Backcountry permits are being issued online only, they are not available at any of the park visitor centers. Click here for more information on issuing backcountry permits.

  • Little Bald Hills: Open
  • DeMartin: Open
  • Flint Ridge: Open
  • Gold Bluffs: Open
  • Elam Camp: Open
    • Keep an eye on the weather forecast as rain could bring a rise in creek levels
  • 44 Camp: Open
    • Composting toilet no longer available: Pack out solid human waste or bury in “cat-hole” at least 6” deep in soil (not leaf litter), and at least 200 ft from any water source, campsite, or trail; pack out toilet paper.
  • Redwood Creek (dispersed camping): Open
    • Keep an eye on the weather forecast as rain could bring a rise in creek levels
Horseback Trails

Horse Trails

  • Mill Creek Horse Trail: Closed due to storm damage
  • Orick Horse Trails: Partially Open
    • Very limited access to horse trails for day-use. No access to backcountry camps or Redwood Creek.
Weather Updates

Fire, Smoke, Weather and Air Quality

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Water Quality

The California Water Resources Control Board have an interactive map reflecting the most up to date harmful algal bloom reports.

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Wildflowers and Blooms

For information and updates on what popular plants are flowering.


Last updated: July 15, 2024

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