Redwood National Park

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Redwood National Park
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National park that preserves an area of over 110,000 acres of Redwood rainforest and 50 miles of scenic coastline in Northern California.
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thunderbolt2426
Oregon6 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
There is a reason why these trees are tagged one a kind in the world. The moment we entered the Redwood National Park road, it was surreal and a whole another world. Most of the hikes we had chosen were open. We stayed in Crescent City and were able to do the following: Fern Canyon, Newton B Drury scenic parkway (Elk Prairie), Cathedral Tree hike (Big Tree), False Klamath Cove, Crescent City beach, Trees of Mystery (we only spent about 2 hours here and tickets cost $20 each).
Written June 8, 2021
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SeniorTravelerTF
Fort Atkinson1,016 contributions
Jul 2021
A very different feel and national park experience. Because it is pieced together and jumbled around communities, residences, and commercial property the zoning makes you uncertain about whether the next turn will yield a natural treasure, a bait shop or an RV park. The main, in fact only, artery through much of the park is a two-lane road that twists and turns and leads to lots of antsy drivers in the rear window. Frequent mud and rock slides, as well as road construction, only add to the delays, so don't plan to do too much in a day. Visitor centers were pleasant and gave a good overall view of the park, but for some reason (maybe the difficult travel and extremely limited housing) personnel were surprisingly clueless about other areas of the park outside their own center. Because of the road I would recommend staying north in the park (Crescent City) and then south or central (Klamath, Eureka) so you don't spend your vacation time driving. Trillium Falls (pretty), Nickerson Ranch (serene), Hidden Beach (go at low tide), Enders Beach (great view) recommended trails. None difficult.
Written July 17, 2021
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travelerscal
Sacramento, CA1,397 contributions
Jul 2021
I strongly recommend visiting Redwood NP and SP because of their immense and unique beauty. Over the course of a few years, I spent about 30 days in the Northern California Redwood parks and still don’t feel like I've seen everything.

No less than that, I found the rangers in the park to be outstanding help and support for the tourists.

However, Erin Gates stands out from others because she went far beyond her duties when she found me in a difficult circumstance.

Before even communicating with her, I had been observing how she was communicating with visitors. Almost every group was stopping her with some questions, and Erin was taking the time to answer all questions thoroughly.

Besides being a helpful and passionate person, she showed herself to be a very educated and knowledgeable specialist. During my time spent with Erin, I was impressed by her deep connection with the natural and cultural environment she works in. In addition, her vast knowledge of the history of the park, as well as her understanding of the complex problems the National Park system is facing, was refreshing.

Erin Gates’s willingness to help, her desire to be a part of nature conservation, her ability to connect with both people and nature, and her strong sense of responsibility made me happy that the SP and NP system has workers like her.

Thank you very much, Erin. ( We did visit the places you'd suggested and had a picnic at that table by the Smith River.)
Written August 14, 2021
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL15,275 contributions
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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travelerfromsj
San Jose, CA1,707 contributions
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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The_Wanderer1992
Columbia, MD1,631 contributions
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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Ryan & Katy Smilko
San Jose, CA240 contributions
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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Nina C
Wilmington, DE255 contributions
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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Miles Archer
Boca Raton, FL7,292 contributions
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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jacobchappellNC
Winston Salem, NC28 contributions
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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