Redwood National Park: timetables, prices and activities

REDWOOD National Park is home to the tallest trees in the world.

The park is part of the International Biosphere Reserve and is a World Heritage Site.


Visitors can even drive their car through several redwoods in the park

Where is Redwood National Park?

Redwood National Park is located in northern California, very close to the Oregon border.

The park is almost equidistant from San Francisco, California, and Portland, Oregon.

It will take about six to seven hours to drive to the park from San Francisco or Portland.

Redwood National Park contains over 131,000 acres of protected land.

When is the best time to visit Redwood National Park?

Redwood State Park is open 24 hours a day.

Visitors can enter the park all year round, with the exception of certain campsites and closed centers from October to May.

The ideal time to visit Redwood National Park is between May and September, as there is generally less rain during these months.

The most popular time to visit the park is in the summer; however, due to the large size of the parks, it will never really feel crowded.

How much does it cost to visit Redwood National Park?

The park is divided into federal and state sections, so depending on which part you visit, the fees vary.

The only parts that require entry fees are Prairie Creek Redwoods, Del Norte Coast Redwoods, and Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Parks.

All other parts of the park are free to visit.

To enter Gold Bluffs Beach or Fern Canyon in Prairie Creek, visitors will need to pay $12.

To enter Jedediah Smith Campground, visitors will need to pay $8.

The sequoia named Hyperion is the largest tree in the world


The sequoia named Hyperion is the largest tree in the world

What can I do at Redwoods National Park?

Redwoods National Park offers visitors both serviced and backcountry campgrounds.

There is a $35 fee to stay at any of the serviced campgrounds and you must make a reservation beforehand.

Visitors can explore the park by car, hike, and bike.

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One of the most popular trails is Tall Trees Grove, perfect for viewing the redwoods up close.

The tallest tree in the world, which stands at 379 feet, can be seen along the Tall Trees Grove Trail.

The options are nearly endless, so here are some of the park’s most popular destinations:

  • James Irvine Trail
  • Golden Cliffs Beach
  • Lady Bird Johnson
  • Stout Memorial Grove
  • Prairie Creek
  • Trillium Falls

No matter how you move through the park or which parts you decide to visit, the scenery of Redwood National Park will take your breath away.

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