A Walk in the Woods

For many, no trip to a national park is complete without a walk in the woods, but these lands do much more than host human visitors. Forests, woods, and shrublands support a wide variety of plant and animal life in the national parks. They come in many shapes and sizes and may be old like the redwood or giant sequoia groves or very young. Learn more about the diversity of woods in the National Park System.

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Last updated: February 5, 2019