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
    Traveled with family
    Written September 23, 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 22, 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 4, 2024
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gr8ful4222
Campbell, CA1,887 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
This national park, in conjunction with three redwood state parks, is a UNESCO World heritage site because it contains some of the tallest and oldest trees in the world. Thomas Kuchel is the Visitor Center for this park, and it remains open during Covid, although for limited hours. We hiked Trillium Falls Trail, which is a fairly easy trail with good traction, and walked through LBJ grove. The rest of our time was spent at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park to the north, which has a more extensive system of hiking trails. There were no fees to enter, and both parks were quiet on week days.
Written September 30, 2020
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Ryan & Katy Smilko
San Jose, CA241 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Couples
There are so many beautiful and amazing things about this National Park and its surrounding State Parks. There is just something indescribable about standing underneath the massive redwoods.

The Avenue of Giants, Newton B. Drury Drive, and Drive-Thru Trees are just a few of the many things we’d recommend doing to truly experience these trees. However if you’d like a more in-depth review, check out our blog (link in profile) to see more!
Written December 26, 2020
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL21,804 contributions
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Mar 2022
It would be easy to simply think of Redwoods as a forest park, as we did hike in two groves with the tallest trees in the world but visiting it exposes that it is so much more. It is meadows and mountains, creek valleys and shorelines. It is unique wildlife like Roosevelt Elk and banana slugs as well as whales and sea lions. It also is not just a National Park but 3 California State parks that protected groves 50 years before the NPS. Finally it has incredible forest scenic drives but also amazing mountain overlooks.

I knew about the Redwood trees and forest and those did not disappoint. However, I was blown away by the diversity here. During our 2 half day visits, we saw three groves, Tall Trees, Lady Byrd Johnson and Prairie Creek, drove the best scenic drive in the Redwoods area, Newton Drury Parkway, got to visit the beach at the Kuchel VC as well as the best mountain overlook above the fog and see wildlife Roosevelt Elk and banana slugs in Prairie Creek Park. This does not include things like kayaking, horseback riding or visiting Fern Canyon.

It may start with the tallest trees in the world, but there is a lot of other things to do here. I greatly enjoyed my time here and wish I had had more. I highly recommend you take the time to visit Redwoods National Park and her sister state parks as well.
Written March 26, 2022
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The_Wanderer1992
Columbia, MD2,515 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
The huge trees of Redwood National Park really blew me away. Before coming here, I had an idea of what to expect, but I did not know how much I'd love being next to trees that are hundreds of feet old and hundreds of feet high. Redwood National Park is also located next to the Pacific Ocean so besides the trees, it also includes beaches. When we went in mid May, it was very rainy, cool and had a bit of fog too.
Written May 13, 2022
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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 September 23, 2023
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Isak H
Rome, Italy37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The Redwood Forest is so grand and magnificent it is hard not to be in awe. The trees alone are incredible, and the many trails and small info-stands all around the park make it a interesting and fun area to hike in. Definitely a place to go both with friends and family, no matter if you are a outdoorsy person or not. Truly a must see park!
Written August 1, 2022
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Miles Archer
Boca Raton, FL7,162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Solo
Some roads are intermittently closed, as are some viewpoints. I drove around and also walked a couple of the trails, spending about three hours here. Leashed dogs are allowed in some areas. Magnificent trees, many well over a thousand years old. There were other visitors but fewer than I expected. Walking around here was like being in another world.
Written May 9, 2021
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Nina C
Wilmington, DE242 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
What an amazing day we spent at Redwood National Park! There is no way to adequately describe the beauty and splendor of this place. We hiked through Lady Bird Johnson Grove in awe as we walked amongst these giant Coastal Redwoods. Besides the trees, there were unusual bushes, lots of wildflowers and the occasional wildlife - from our car, we were surprised to see a young black bear in the road, probably 300+ pounds, foraging for food. He was so surprised to see us that he froze long enough for us to get LOTS of photos. What a treat and it made our trip to Redwood even more memorable!
Written September 24, 2021
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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 March 4, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

jacobchappellNC
Winston Salem, NC33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
My wife and I had went on a trip to California and one thing I requested was see the redwood forest. This was a bit out of the way for us as we hit Yosemite and San Francisco in this trip totally 1500 miles. IT WAS WORTH IT. The drive was to no where but the view was fantastic and when we arrived finally I didn’t have words. Going through the Avenue of Giants was great but does not compare to the redwood forests. Prairie Creek has the best trail and trees. True monsters. I won’t be coming back to California anytime soon as we take a big trip every 2 years somewhere new but I would highly recommended this no matter the distance.
Written September 24, 2021
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