Online Permits: Tall Trees Trail

Updated May 1, 2021

  • Visitors can request Tall Trees Trail day-use permits, as well as backcountry camping permits four weeks in advance, but no later than 9:00 am PST two days before your planned hike.
  • We continue to follow county and state health guidelines during the pandemic. California is implementing regional measures that could impact camping within the parks' boundaries.

Pets are not allowed on any of the trails within the national or state park areas. However, there are several options to enjoy a walk with a leashed pet in the park and information on how to become a BARK! Ranger.

Looking for a backcountry permit? Check out the online backcountry application.

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Tall Trees Trail

Before applying for a Tall Trees Trail permit, we want to make sure it meets your needs, physical abilities, and time-frame. The Tall Trees Trail is not the only place in the park to see tall trees, there are many other great hiking options in the redwoods that don't require a permit and take less time out of your day. Going to Tall Trees will take at least 4 hours out of your day, this includes driving and hiking round-trip. The Tall Trees Trail is a 4.5-mile round-trip hike that is classified as moderate to strenuous. This is due to the steep drop going into the grove and climb returning to your vehicle, the trail drops 800 feet in the first 1.5 miles. Wherever you are hiking or visiting, be sure to learn about Leave No Trace in the redwoods.

Day-use permits for the Tall Trees Trail can be requested up to four weeks in advance but no later than 9:00 am two days prior to your chosen hiking day. For example, if you want to hike on May 4, you need to apply by 9:00 am PST on May 2 to receive your permit. Permit requests are typically downloaded once daily in the morning due to staffing, so please plan accordingly.

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Applying for Tall Trees Trail Permits

See what *might be available in the next month. Please be aware that what shows in the permits status page is NOT a live update.
When you request a Tall Trees Permit, provide us with up to three options for your visit date. 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 "".


Last updated: May 23, 2021

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