Redwood National Park, California

Most people know Redwood as home to the tallest trees on Earth. But the parks also protect vast prairies, oak woodlands, wild riverways, and nearly 40 miles of pristine coastline, all supporting a rich mosaic of wildlife diversity and cultural traditions. Together, the National Park Service and California State Parks manage these lands for the inspiration, enjoyment, and education of all people.

Redwood National Park Info


Redwood National Park

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News

Sixth Annual “Run in the Redwoods

Join us for the Sixth Annual “Run in the Redwoods” 5k Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 5, at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.

RNSP to Remove Former Hostel Building

Due to concerns for public safety, major structural damage, seismic deficiencies, vandalism, and sensitivity to the cultural significance of the site to both the Tolowa and Yurok people, Redwood National and State Parks is demolishing and removing the former Redwood Youth Hostel. Removal is planned for late September or early October.

Public’s Assistance in Identifying Suspected Thief

Trinidad, Calif. — On Aug. 18, 2019, at approximately 7:40 p.m., a park visitor contacted the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and California State Parks regarding a theft that had just occurred in the College Cove Day Use parking lot within Trinidad State Beach. Park Rangers with Redwood National and State Parks and Patrick’s Point State Park began an investigation.

Redwood National Park Photos

Redwood Forest

alexisdesjardinsmedia posted a photo:

Redwood Forest

NA Color RR Brown-9 - from Alasai

amanDALIZbeth posted a photo:

NA Color RR Brown-9 - from Alasai

Are you still there?

rovingmagpie posted a photo:

Are you still there?

We were on our way back, returning on the Coastal Trail, when an elk walked out of the woods and turned up the trail in front of us. We were quiet but she knew we were there - she'd walk a few hundred feet then stop and look back to see if we were still there. We were enjoying being this close so much that it took a while to think of looking back. Sure enough, there were more elk back there, following us up the trail!

Tall Trees

rovingmagpie posted a photo:

Tall Trees

The classic redwoods shot.

We made a loop out of Fern Canyon, the Friendship Ridge Trail, the West Ridge Trail, and the Coastal Trail.

BIG trees, wildflowers (tiger lilies!), elk, and the seashore all in one hike.

Klamath CA

Mark McLeod Photography posted a photo:

Klamath CA

A fantastic stretch of coast along Northern California. The massive American Redwood forests is what can be seen in the background. This area has a very similar feel to the Otways and Great Ocean Road in Australia.

Terry Hiking at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park small file

borders92109 posted a photo:

Terry Hiking at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park small file

An older photo re-edited to reduce distortion.

Right-angle Elk

rovingmagpie posted a photo:

Right-angle Elk

A study of the elk face and antlers. The poor things look like they're starving - well, maybe not :^)

I said turn right! Stupid elk!

rovingmagpie posted a photo:

I said turn right! Stupid elk!

Driving the elk is hard - they never listen.

UP

Nick Kanta posted a photo:

UP

Simpson-Reed discovery trail
Near Hiouchi, Cal.

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Redwoods HDR

rovingmagpie posted a photo:

Redwoods HDR

Green, so much green!
A forest is another difficult capture for our little point-and-shoot camera. There's so much dynamic range.

This is an HDR attempt to show what it really looks like on the trail. It's not perfect, but it's not too bad :^)

Bridge through the Redwoods

ornithos posted a photo:

Bridge through the Redwoods

Redwoods National Park
(Orick, California)

Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park, California

Our Wanders posted a photo:

Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park, California

Tree Hugger

rovingmagpie posted a photo:

Tree Hugger

We had to go back to "The Big Tree" to get a photo (this isn't the one). While I was setting up the tripod, a family came walking up and the little boy went up and hugged the tree. The father and mother smiled and the father said "Tree Hugger". It seemed like this had happened before... and like a photo op :^)

Fern Canyon

rovingmagpie posted a photo:

Fern Canyon

Part of "The Lost World" was filmed in Fern Canyon, and it's easy to see why when you're in there. It looks like it might have been exactly the same for a few million years.

A "blue shirt for scale" would have been lost among all those greens - good thing Mrs M went for red that morning!

Overgrown Bridge

Ash and Debris posted a photo:

Overgrown Bridge

Misty Beach

Ash and Debris posted a photo:

Misty Beach

Walking the Woods

Ash and Debris posted a photo:

Walking the Woods

Deep in Redwood

Ash and Debris posted a photo:

Deep in Redwood

Between Sequoias

Ash and Debris posted a photo:

Between Sequoias

Sunstar and twin Redwoods, Redwood National Park.

borders92109 posted a photo:

Sunstar and twin Redwoods, Redwood National Park.

Two old growth redwoods guard the trail in Lady Bird Johnson grove, Redwood National Park.