Redwood National Park
Redwood National Park
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About
This massive natural reservation, located on the scenic coastline of Northern California, consists of nearly 140,000 acres of stunning redwood rainforest. It's a must-visit spot for nature lovers who enjoy camping, fishing, and hiking. There are multiple trails to explore the park's many wonders, from its majestic sequoias and towering Douglas firs to the stunning Lady Bird Johnson Grove. You might even spot wildlife like the majestic Roosevelt elk and the colorful banana slug. The best time to visit is in summer—make sure to pack layers as it can get chilly. Admission to the park is free, but the three state parks within the park charge a day-use fee. – Tripadvisor
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  • Jola O
    Las Vegas, Nevada520 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous!
    Loved this park. What I always do when going to any national park is stop at the visitors center first. Tell the ranger how much time you have and what types of things you want to see and do and they will advise you on a plan of action. This is a gorgeous park to just drive through. There are many short hikes that are wonderful. It’s so relaxing to walk through the woods amidst these gently giants. We just drove and found signs so we stopped and if the hike was not too long we took it. Driving the Newton B Drury Scenic Byway is a must- absolutely gorgeous. The Big Tree is a non event for me, although everyone says it’s a must. We visited during a wildfire in the area, so the road to Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park was closed. Sadly I cannot tell you about that. Or server at Seaquake Brewing told us about a fantastic short hike in the state park prior to the road closure- Simpson Reed Trail. We started it but the smoke was so thin I we had to abandon it. Looks like a good one though.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 September 2023
  • Valerie G
    North Port, Florida270 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My Favorite National Park
    The Redwoods have some of the best trails out of the dozen National Parks I have been to so far. Loved the raised walkways, miles of trails, and beautiful scenic drives. This park is something everyone should see at least once.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 February 2024
  • LSUTraveller
    Watson, Louisiana1,849 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Beautiful National/State Park
    Beautiful and incredible all year around, but a winter visit was on the schedule this time. The winter storm made it somewhat challenging, but were still able to largely get to most places. Staff at the Visitor Centers were friendly and helpful - esp considering some of the weather related closures. Bald Hills Road was exciting in 10+ inches of snow. Lady Bird Johnson Grove was a wonderful walk, as were a number of other trails.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 March 2024
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LSUTraveller
Watson, LA1,849 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Beautiful and incredible all year around, but a winter visit was on the schedule this time. The winter storm made it somewhat challenging, but were still able to largely get to most places. Staff at the Visitor Centers were friendly and helpful - esp considering some of the weather related closures. Bald Hills Road was exciting in 10+ inches of snow. Lady Bird Johnson Grove was a wonderful walk, as were a number of other trails.
Written 4 March 2024
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Valerie G
North Port, FL270 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The Redwoods have some of the best trails out of the dozen National Parks I have been to so far. Loved the raised walkways, miles of trails, and beautiful scenic drives. This park is something everyone should see at least once.
Written 22 February 2024
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Brandon B
Chelsea, MA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Worth the trip! I only had one day to explore, so I stayed south of the Klamath River, but there are many spots you can pull off to the side and go walking to explore. Research ahead of time to pick out where you want to go--but a couple favorites for me are the
1. Big Tree Wayside--decent parking spot with a few trails converging. If you only have time to do one stop--this is the one. You get a bit of everything close together.

2. Corkscrew tree was cool too. It's what it sounds like, and just a short walk from another stopping point on the side of the road.

3. Trillium falls was another good parking area (with restrooms) and a decent walk to the falls. The falls aren't massive or anything, but it's very pretty.

Stop at the visitor center on your way in to make sure you have a map that will help you find these things as you may or may not have cell service sufficient to rely on your phone or GPS. Many of the stop points have maps at them on the edge of the trail so you can stay oriented.
Written 17 November 2023
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Jerry W
58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Thank goodness for those people who came before us as well as those living today who fought or fight to preserve our wilderness areas from being destroyed for the shortsighted sake of profit. This a large amalgamation of state parks and national park made up of incredible forests of some of the largest trees in the world. You can view them via a number of relatively easy hikes or car tours. It also boarders on the Pacific Ocean which makes for incredible views.
Written 23 October 2023
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Ray1962
Baton Rouge, LA279 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Head north from “The Big Tree” on the trail leading back to Drury Scenic Parkway to locate this dendrological delight. It lies within view of the trail to the east.
Written 24 September 2023
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Jola O
Las Vegas, NV520 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Loved this park. What I always do when going to any national park is stop at the visitors center first. Tell the ranger how much time you have and what types of things you want to see and do and they will advise you on a plan of action.

This is a gorgeous park to just drive through. There are many short hikes that are wonderful. It’s so relaxing to walk through the woods amidst these gently giants. We just drove and found signs so we stopped and if the hike was not too long we took it.

Driving the Newton B Drury Scenic Byway is a must- absolutely gorgeous. The Big Tree is a non event for me, although everyone says it’s a must.

We visited during a wildfire in the area, so the road to Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park was closed. Sadly I cannot tell you about that.

Or server at Seaquake Brewing told us about a fantastic short hike in the state park prior to the road closure- Simpson Reed Trail. We started it but the smoke was so thin I we had to abandon it. Looks like a good one though.
Written 23 September 2023
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Cindy R
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
If you have limited time start with the Trillium Falls hike. The falls are small but everything else about the hike is magical. It’s an easy loop with majestic redwoods surrounded by giant ferns.
Written 15 September 2023
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Emma K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
I thought this park was the best I went there with my Boyfriend and it was so pretty We saw a bunch of wild life and Some pretty water falles
Written 3 April 2023
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ReggieLombard
Dubai, United Arab Emirates541 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
If you love the outdoors then the forest is a must if in north island . The air os so crisp and clean and refreshing. The beautiful trees tower above while the group js covered in many ferns of all different sizes. The only sound you will here is that of the first insects - magical

There are a number of hiking tracks that can be followed from 30mins in length to 8 hours so there is something for everyone. A couple of the shorter tracks can accommodate wheelchairs and pushchairs

There are also a number of cycle tracks and horse riding tracks

Loved it and could have spent much longer here
Written 28 February 2023
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907blaked
Tampa, FL1,435 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Seeing the redwoods was the highlight of our West Coast trip in November. We drove from Seattle to San Francisco over the course of 9 days, and we spent 2 of our days seeing the redwoods. The redwoods are not located in a single park; instead, there are several parks (mostly California state parks, but also one National park) that have redwoods, and so you can bounce around from park to park to see different groves of trees and take hikes. There are generally no admission fees to any of these parks - a true treasure for our country.

Coming from the North, we (over the course of 2 days) started with Howland Hill Drive and the Stout Grove loop trail in Jedidah State Park, then visited the Tour Thru tree in Klamath ($5 admission - cool experience to drive through a tree), then drove along the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway in Prairie Creek State Park (couldn't find Revelation Trail, but found another trail), then hiked the easy Yurok Loop Trail (no redwoods, but nice view of the Pacific Ocean), and then drove along the 30-mile Avenue of the Giants stopping at Founders Grove (great) and Shrine Drive Thru Tree ($10 - not worth it). We stayed 2 nights at the Benbow Historic Inn in Garberville. A visit to see the redwoods is absolutely worth every minute!
Written 24 November 2022
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