Planning Your Walk or Hike
Any trail in old-growth redwooods is "the best trail". A quality experience in a few places may be better than trying to see it all.
No matter your comfort level and experience, there are walking and hiking options for you in the redwoods. For orientation and planning purposes, we consider the Klamath River as the boundary between the north and south areas of the parks. Crescent City and Hiouchi is in the north, Klamath is in the middle, and Orick is in the south. For more trip-planning information and maps you can stop by one of our visitor centers, or check out the backcountry trip planner.
Be aware that most of the trails north of the Klamath River do not have parking large enough for trailers or RVs. Many of the trails south of the Klamath River do have parking for trailers or RVs.
Start making your plans based your answers to these questions...
- Do you have less than an hour, or a full day?
- What is the fitness level of your group?
- Which area of the parks are you visiting?
- Do you need easy parking, and paved roads?
- What are your accessibility requirements?