Step 1: Learn about the Tall Trees Trail
Before making a Tall Trees Trail Reservation, we want to make sure it meets your needs, physical abilities, and time-frame. More Information about Tall Trees Grove 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 reservation and take less time out of your day.
Step 2: Make a Reservation
Reservations are only issued online. Reservations will not be issued in park visitor centers and often fill up in the summer. Plan ahead in order to have the best chance to secure a permit.
Step 3: Take your Reservation to the Park
Check your junk / spam folders for an email from Redwood National and State Parks.
If you did not recieve the gate code, please stop into a park visitor center. Have your confirmation email ready in case visitor center staff are unable to look up your reservation.
Tall Trees Permit FAQs
As a very popular grove with a small parking lot and long access road, Tall Trees Trail reservations serve many purposes.
There will be several options available to visitors
In-Advance reservations are available 180 days in advance.
After making your reservation, you will be given the option to save this event on your calendar (from the booking website) and will also immediately receive an email confirmation. Please check your spam/junk folder if you don’t see this email in your primary inbox. This email will be sent from Redwood National and State Parks.
Your reservation with the Tall Trees gate code will be sent to you 23 hours before your hiking time.
Please read this confirmation email thoroughly as it will contain important information to help you plan your visit.
After reading your confirmation email, and visiting the reservations page on https://www.nps.gov/redw/index.htm, if you still have questions, you are welcome to visit any of the Visitor Center locations within Redwood National and State Parks. You are also welcome to call (707) 464-6101 (general park information line) but please be advised that this phone number is not always staffed and your best place for information regarding your permit will be either the email confirmation or website.
Yes, you can cancel or change your existing reservation using the email confirmation you receive immediately after making your reservation. Please save this email.
This reservation allows you to park at the Tall Trees Trailhead.
Please just put 'rental car' in your Tall Trees application or your personal vehicle information. We do not require you to update your vehicle information.
Vehicle information is taken as a statistic and safety precaution for law enforcement and emergency services.
No. Your reservation allows you access for your entire time slot. Please be mindful of your time and make sure you are staying within your correct time.
Example - I booked the 8am half-day reservation! I can show up at 9am, complete my hike, and head to my next adventure! I will make sure to be out of the Tall Trees Trailhead by 12pm.
Last updated: May 27, 2023