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

Comment Period: Lower B500 Road removal

The National Park Service (NPS) has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Lower B500 Road Removal Project.

YCC Opportunities for Summer 2019

Redwood National and State Parks is seeking enthusiastic local youth age 15 to 18 to apply for Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) jobs this summer. This highly successful program offers local teens a chance to participate in conservation work throughout Redwood National and State Parks.

Open Comment Period and Public Meetings

CRESCENT CITY, Calif. — The California Department of Parks and Recreation (CDPR) and National Park Service (NPS), under the banner of Redwoods Rising, have jointly prepared environmental review documents (Initial Study/Environmental Assessment) for two restoration projects—the Greater Mill Creek and the Greater Prairie Creek ecosystem restoration projects—within Redwood National and State Parks (RNSP). Both projects seek to thin degraded young forests, remove failing logging roads, and enhance aquatic habitat for threatened fish. The Greater Prairie Creek project will implement restoration across 9,200 acres in the Prairie Creek watershed and the Greater Mill Creek project will implement restoration across 34,000 acres in the Mill Creek watershed

Redwood National Park Photos

Texture and Delicacy

optimalfocusphotography posted a photo:

Texture and Delicacy

I love photographing blooming rhododendrons at the base of these massive redwoods, but they aren’t the only composition: this spindly spring sapling provided a composition of delicacy juxtaposed against the textural massiveness of the redwood trunks, and the soft sunlight was an added bonus.
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Redwood and Rhododendron

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Redwood and Rhododendron

I saw a photo of redwoods with rhododendron at Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park in Gary Crabbe's guide to photographing northern California and it was an inspirational shot for me in planning my trip to Oregon and Redwoods National Park.

So I cruised up and down highway 101 in the rain and got this - handheld from across the highway - not as good, but pleasing anyway.

Of course, there's wild rhododendron in the highway verges where I live - but no giant redwoods!

Redwood Trail

daviddalesphoto posted a photo:

Redwood Trail

On the trail to Trillium Falls, in Redwood National Park.

Trees of Mystery

optimalfocusphotography posted a photo:

Trees of Mystery

I haven’t been fortunate with foggy conditions the last couple of trips to the redwoods; this year wasn’t much different, but I spotted a tiny patch of fog lingering off the side of the road at a campground. My husband and I pulled over and followed this constantly moving fog patch into the forest, capturing compositions along the way.
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Stout Redwood Grove Sunstar

optimalfocusphotography posted a photo:

Stout Redwood Grove Sunstar

I love quiet mornings spent in the Stout Grove in Redwood National Park; even on a Memorial Day weekend, you have this magical location all to yourself. My typical “go-to” composition of tall trees and sunstars, but what can I say, that’s my jam!
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Morning Light Kissed Redwoods and Rhododendrons

optimalfocusphotography posted a photo:

Morning Light Kissed Redwoods and Rhododendrons

Just came back from a relaxing weekend on the northern California coast photographing my beloved redwoods! Memorial Day weekend tends to be a little bit early for the rhododendrons to be in bloom, and this year was no exception. There were a few blooming specimens, however, along the dirt roads of Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, up in the hills overlooking Crescent City. This was taken very early in the morning before sunrise, but just as a hint of warm light began to kiss the trees.
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Lady Bird Johnson Grove, Redwood National Park, California

Anne McKinnell posted a photo:

Lady Bird Johnson Grove, Redwood National Park, California

Redwoods

Bill Young posted a photo:

Redwoods

Exciting to be heading back here later this summer. I live in Oregon where we certainly don't suffer from a lack of trees, but the Redwoods are something special.

Roosevelt Elk in Redwood National Park, California

Anne McKinnell posted a photo:

Roosevelt Elk in Redwood National Park, California

Dreaming of summer vacations in the redwoods

borders92109 posted a photo:

Dreaming of summer vacations in the redwoods

Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

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Redwood National Park

Redwoods and sun rays 3

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Redwoods and sun rays 3

Sun rays in the fog, Redwood National Park

My New Happy Place

TheNextFifty posted a photo:

My New Happy Place

I almost didn't walk into the woods... It was raining briskly but it was quiet and I was the only one there, so I thought it a rare opportunity to brave the elements with some of my new water resistant gear. After only about a mile or so into the forest I came upon this wonderful slice of heaven. I probably spent an hour shooting this and only retired when my attempts to keep my lens free of water droplets became almost completely futile. The scene was as quiet and serene as it looks with the small waterfall providing some soothing background noise accompanying the rain gently hitting the ground. This was only the second attempt in post-processing and since this is kind of a tough / busy scene, I am not done yet. I try keep my post-processing minimal but it's also important that the image accurately conveys the beauty and mood of the moment... hope you enjoy!

Light Rays on Road

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Light Rays on Road

Zoe Cal Barrel Rd

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Zoe Cal Barrel Rd

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When I was in the Redwoods NP last time this song was rolling thru my head:

The Cure~
A Forest:
Come closer and see
See into the trees
Find the girl
If you can
Come closer and see
See into the dark
Just follow your eyes
Just follow your eyes
I hear her voice
Calling my name
The sound is deep
In the dark
I hear her voice
And start to run
Into the trees
Into the trees
Into the trees
Suddenly I stop
But I know it's too late
I'm lost in a forest
All alone
The girl was never there
It's always the same
I'm running towards nothing
Again and again and again and again

Redwood Crepuscular Rays

optimalfocusphotography posted a photo:

Redwood Crepuscular Rays

A tiny patch of fog was lingering off the side of the road in Redwood National and State Parks, so my husband I pulled over, jumped out, and captured some compositions with the filtered light through the trees. Just a short while later, this patch of fog had completely disappeared.
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Trillium Falls

daviddalesphoto posted a photo:

Trillium Falls

Possibly one of the smallest falls I've shot, but full of lush colour and interesting textures. Trillium Falls is located within Redwood National Park in northern California.

Terry and redwoods

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Terry and redwoods

Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
Massive old-growth redwood forests are incredibly awe-inspiring. If you've never been, I'd highly recommend a visit!

Redwoods and sun rays 1

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Redwoods and sun rays 1

Sun rays in the fog, Redwood National Park