Online Permits: Backcountry and Tall Trees Trail



Pets are not allowed on any national and state park trail. However, learn about being a BARK! Ranger and find options to enjoy a walk with a leashed pet in the redwood parks.
 
 
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Tall Trees Grove

Before applying for a Tall Trees Grove permit, we ask that you research this destination to make sure it meets your needs, interest, physical abilities and time-frame. There are many other great hiking options in the redwoods that don't require a permit. Wherever you are hiking or visiting, be sure to learn about Leave No Trace in the redwoods.


Permits for Tall Trees Grove can be requested online no more than two weeks in advance, but no sooner that 48 hours before the start of the planned activity/trip. For example, if you planned to backcountry camp and/or visit Tall Trees Grove on August 19, the earliest you could apply for a permit would be August 5; it would be too late to apply for the permit on August 18.

Information about Tall Trees Grove
 

Applying for Tall Trees Grove Permits

See what *might be available in the next week. Please be aware that what shows in the permits status page is NOT a live update.
Tell us the day in the week ahead you want a permit for Tall Trees. You can provide us up to three options. Click here to apply for a Tall Trees permit.
You will recieve an email with information about if your permit was issued - or if it was not. Check your junk / spam folders for an email that ends in "@nps.gov".

 
 
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Backcountry Camping


Before applying for any backcountry camping permit, we ask that you research each destination to make sure it meets your needs, interest, physical abilities and time-frame. You can only camp at the specific place and date for where your permit is issued. Be sure to learn about and follow Leave No Trace practices in the Redwoods.

Backcountry camping permits can be requested online no more than two weeks in advance, but no sooner that 48 hours before the start of the planned activity/trip. For example, if you planned to backcountry camp on August 19, the earliest you could apply for a permit would be August 5; it would be too late to apply for the permit on August 18.

Detailed Information About Our Backcounty Campsites:
Little Bald Hills
DeMartin
Flint Ridge
Gold Bluffs Beach
Elam Camp
44-Camp
Redwood Creek Dispersed
 

Applying for Backcountry Camping Permits

Take the time to read the information provided for each backcountry camp. They are all very different, located in different parts of the parks and offer different overnight experiences. Find the destination that meets your needs!

Are wanting to hike to and camp at one of our six designated backcountry camps?

Are you prepared to hike to, and set up a dispersed campsite in the backcountry of Redwood Creek?
See what *might be available in the week ahead. Please be aware that what shows in the permit status page is NOT a live update.
Be specific for when and where you want to camp - and be flexible. If you are seeking a backcountry camp and if that place is full, you might be able to get a permit for another camp - if you provided alternatives. You can provide us upto three options. Use the specific links below:

Redwood Creek Dispersed, 44 Camp and Elam Camp (both near Redwood Creek).
All Other Backcountry Camps.
You will recieve an email with information about if your permit was issued - or if it was not. Check your junk / spam folders for an email that ends in "@nps.gov".

If you get issued on-line backcountry permit, be sure to bring it with you when hiking to / from, or staying at that backcountry campgound. As normal, our Law Enforcement Rangers may ask to see your backcountry permit. Another option is to save the backcountry permit's files onto a hand-held device. Be aware that cell coverage is poor at Redwood National and State Parks, and you might not be able to open up any emails about your permit while in the backcountry.
 

Last updated: October 14, 2020

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