Current Conditions

Alerts

 

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

Status

Timeframe

Location Description

Reason

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
Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway Open Closed to vehicles the first Saturday of the month in winter for Hike and Bike Day.
Cal-Barrel Road CLOSED Until May 2024 Open to pedestrian traffic only, road is driveable to the locked gate (less than .5 miles in) Open to pedestrian traffic only. Great spot for walking with your leashed pets.
Coastal Drive Open
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.
Lagoon Creek
Day Use Area
Open

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

 
Trail restrictions

Trails

Listed south to north order, park trails not listed below are open.
Maps - Redwood National and State Parks (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov)

Trail

Status

Timeframe

Location Description

Reason

Additional Info

Tall Trees Trail Open
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, or the Tall Trees Trail is not an option due to downed trees. Emerald Bridge out indefinitely due to tree collapse.
Redwood Creek Trail Partially Open Lower Redwood Creek Trail open. This trail is open from trailhead to where the first seasonal bridge crossing. Seasonal bridges will be installed at a later date.
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 high streams (ankle-knee deep).
Rhododendron Trail Partial Closure Until further notice Between Brown Creek Trail and South Fork Trail This means the Brown Creek-Rhododendron-South Fork loop is not an option currently.
Lower Damnation Creek Trail CLOSED Until further notice Below the intersection with the Coastal Trail Trail work The trail portion below the intersection with the Coastal Trail is closed for repair and bridge installation.
Stout Grove Trailhead Open
Grove of Titans Trailhead Open
Boy Scout Trailhead 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: CLOSED
    • Closed for winter season due to winter storms, rising creek levels, and trail closures.
  • 44 Camp: CLOSED
    • Closed for winter season due to winter storms, rising creek levels, and trail closures.
  • Redwood Creek (dispersed camping): CLOSED
    • Closed for winter season due to winter storms, rising creek levels, and trail closures.
 
Horseback Trails

Horse Trails


  • Mill Creek Horse Trail: Closed due to storm damage
  • Orick Horse Trails: Mainly closed due to storm damage
    • 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: April 11, 2024

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Phone:

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