Alert 2 , Severity ,closure ,, Holter Ridge Road Trail: ClosedDate Posted: 6/7/2018
Due to forest restoration work and heavy machinery on the roads, the Holter Ridge Road Trail is closed in summer and fall to hikers and mountain bikers. Lost Man Creek Trail via Bald Hills Road will also be closed as part of this restoration work.
Do Not Rely On Digital Maps
Alert 1 , Severity ,caution ,, Do Not Rely On Digital Maps
Be aware that apps like google maps do not give accurate, site-specific information in this area. Visitors seeking places like the Tall Trees Grove Trailhead and Mill Creek Campground have been misdirected. Please utilize good judgement.
Rough Road Conditions
Alert 2 , Severity ,caution ,, Rough Road Conditions
Howland Hill Road (in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park) and Gold Bluffs Beach Road (with access to Fern Canyon Trailhead) are unpaved, narrow and windy roads. These roads are not recommended for low-clearance vehicles, or vehicles towing trailers.
Davison Road recommended for high clearance vehicles and no trailers.
Gold Bluffs Beach Road: In winter and spring this road often is temporarily closed due to flooding or landslides. Closures happen with little or no warning, and there may be a delay before closures are posted on the "park conditions / alerts" webpage.
Tall Trees Access Road isOPEN.A free permit is requiredto access Tall Trees Access Road and is available at the Kuchel Visitor Center, Prairie Creek Visitor Center and the Crescent City Information Center (summer only).
Trails that have current impacts or restrictions For general hiking and trail information, click here.
Fern Canyon Trail isOPENfor the first 1/4 mile closest to the beach - but there is no access past the log-jam that has blocked the river bed & canyon floor. At the log jam, all visitors will have to return to the Fern Canyon parking area the way they came.
Damnation Creek Trail isOPENbut not all the way to the beach. Beyond the bridge 1.75 miles from the trailhead, the trail is closed.
The Rhododendron Trail between Brown Creek Trail and South Fork Trail is currently CLOSED.
The year-round bridge over Bond Creek on the Redwood Creek Trail (~5 miles upstream from Redwood Creek Trailhead and ~2 miles downstream from Tall Trees Grove) is CLOSED due to damage. As such, you will need to take a detour to get around this bridge. You can walk on the Redwood Creek Gravel Bar or there is a trail detour in place as well. Please contact 707-465-7335 or inquire at anyvisitor centerfor the latest information.
Seasonal footbridges at Fern Canyon have been removed. The loop section at the mouth of Fern Canyon is still closed due to rockslides and debris.
"Last Chance" section of Coastal Trail is CLOSEDdue to a landlside. This is the section from Nickel Creek to Damnation Creek.
Due to repair work, The Ossagon Trail and Gold Bluff Beach Trails are CLOSED. Expected re-opening in July 2018.
Prairie Creek Trail has a hikers' bridge out in the area between South Fork & Zig Zag 1 trails. This means the Westridge-Zig Zag 1-Prairie Creek loop is not an option.
There is a damaged hikers' bridge on the Rhododendron Trail between South Fork & Brown Creek. This section of the trail is closed - meaning the Brown Creek-Rhododendron-South Fork loop is not an option.
For general backcountry camping information and to download the Redwood National and State Parks Backcountry Trip Planner, click here.
Little Bald Hills is OPEN
Nickel Creek is CLOSED indefinetly.
DeMartin is OPEN
Flint Ridge is OPEN
Gold Bluffs OPEN
Elam Creek is OPEN
44 Camp is OPEN
Redwood Creek (dispersed camping) is OPEN When planning a backcountry trip along Redwood Creek, please inquire at a visitor center or call 707-465-7335 in advance for updated information about creek flow conditions, crossing dangers, and availability of exposed gravel bars suitable for camping.
For general information on horseback riding in the parks. click here.