Cal-Barrel Road: CLOSED for winter. This is also a great road to walk under the redwoods with leashed pets.
Davison Road: OPEN. No trailers and no vehicles wider than 8-feet or 24-feet long will be able to drive on any part of Davison Road west of the Elk Meadow Day Use Area. Note: In 2020 forest restoration crews will be working along this road.
Gold Bluffs Beach Road:OPEN. High clearance vehicles recommended. This gravel road has two stream crossings and low clearance vehicles going to Fern Canyon have a high chance of getting stuck or scraping along the stream cobbles. 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.
Bald Hills RoadisOPEN (tire chains and four-wheel drive are recommended during the winter as the road is often not plowed)
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. This means the Brown Creek-Rhododendron-South Fork loop is not an option.
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) 464-6101 or inquire at anyvisitor centerfor the latest information.
Seasonal footbridges at Fern Canyon have been removed.
Seasonal footbridges on the Praire Creek Nature Trail have beenremoved.
There is a damaged hikers bridge between the South Fork Trail and Zig Zag1 Trail - this section of the Prairie Creek Trail is closed.
Parts of the Mill Creek Horse Trail is closed until summer 2020 due to bridge and road repair in the Mill Creek Watershed Day Use Area.
For general backcountry camping information and to download the Redwood National and State Parks Backcountry Trip Planner, click here. Please understand and use Leave No Trace ethics and practices when in any backcountry. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our visitor centers are closed and currently we are not issuing any backcountry permits.
Little Bald Hills is CLOSED
DeMartin is CLOSED
Flint Ridge is CLOSED
Gold Bluffs is CLOSED
Elam Creek is CLOSED
44 Camp is CLOSED but there are no toilets. Campers should follow Leave No Trace guidelines by burying human waste and packing out used toilet paper.
Redwood Creek (dispersed camping) is CLOSED Campers should follow Leave No Trace guidelines by burying human waste and packing out used toilet paper. 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.