Redwood National Park is most famously known for its magnificent Coast Redwoods, the tallest trees in the world. While many of these impressive groves can be seen in any of the three redwood state parks, visitors will find a diverse mosaic of landscapes within the surrounding national park boundary. Redwood National Park is comprised of complex ecosystems that help us to understand our role in conserving biodiversity.
There are over 75 miles of trails wandering through the national park, and over 40 miles of coastline to explore, with access to some of the most impressive tide pools on the north coast. Hike east along the Redwood Creek Trail and catch a glimpse of native aquatic wildlife, including river otters and the elusive Steelhead. Drive inland on Bald Hills Road to access the Redwood Creek Trailhead, Lady Bird Johnson Grove, and Tall Trees Access Road*. The road ultimately leads through rolling prairies, oak woodlands, and historic ranch sites. Bald Hills prairies provide great birding opportunities, with spectacular views of the Redwood Creek watershed.
*Back-country camping can be found in several locations throughout the park. Permits for back-country camping and Tall Trees Grove access may be acquired at either the Crescent City Information Center or the Thomas H. Kuchel Information Center.
Below is the mouth of the Klamath River in Redwood National Park.