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

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.

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.

Redwood National Park Photos

An Interloper

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An Interloper

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Three hundred miles to the north in Humboldt County the Roosevelt Elks are engaged in the same yearly song and dance as the Tule Elk at Point Reyes.

Here while watering in Redwood Creek, a randy interloper decides to mount a doe in another bull's harem. The bull on the upper left of the herd is lord and master here, and I can tell you he wasn't having any of it.

The sequence of events that followed were: angry harem master charges through herd and puts his horns to the interloper; the interloper seeing he's no match for this big bull, hightails it downstream. The lord and master for good measure then decides to teach the young males a lesson and aggressively culls them from the herd, driving them upstream. After a lot of bugling from the males and braying from the females, the No. 1 stud returns to his now male-less harem to enjoy the rest of his afternoon with his female brood.

Nature, ain't it grand. Hope this graphic image doesn't disturb anyone's sensibilities. I just photograph the facts. No fake news here. And that's all I have to say about this year's rutting season.

Humboldt Count

Fun with Mushrooms in the Redwoods

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Fun  with Mushrooms in the Redwoods

Sunlight deep within the coastal redwood forest becomes a diffused affair with beams of light finding the forest floor in a random and willy nilly fashion. Here at Lost Man's Creek a single ray of sunlight illuminates a mushroom within a small colony that were growing on the mossy surface of a fallen log. A little sliding helped to enhance the effect.

Happy Slider's Sunday everyone.

Humboldt County CA

Jurassic Fern Canyon

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Jurassic Fern Canyon

If I were allowed to determine the "wonders of the world," a place high on my list would be Fern Canyon in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. A mile deep, sporting 100 foot walls covered with lush ferns, the rim carpeted in a forest of coastal redwoods, this is one of the most stunning places I've seen.

Getting there is a little rough. You have to navigate 8 miles on a dirt road and drive through a couple of a creeks but the end result is worth it. Just don't wash your car before you go. If you can't tolerate the drive than check out the movie "The Lost World: Jurassic Park." One of the famous scenes was filmed here.

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CA-123-Redwood National Park

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CA-124-Redwood National Park

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CA-124-Redwood National Park

Lady Bird Johnson Grove, Redwood Natonal Park, CA

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Lady Bird Johnson Grove, Redwood Natonal Park, CA

Lady Bird Johnson Grove, Redwood Natonal Park, CA

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Lady Bird Johnson Grove, Redwood Natonal Park, CA

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Lady Bird Johnson Grove, Redwood Natonal Park, CA

Inside a redwood tree at Lady Bird Johnson Grove, Redwood Natonal Park, CA

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Inside a redwood tree at Lady Bird Johnson Grove, Redwood Natonal Park, CA

Slug at Lady Bird Johnson Grove, Redwood Natonal Park, CA

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Slug at Lady Bird Johnson Grove, Redwood Natonal Park, CA

Bigfoot sighting at Lady Bird Johnson Grove, Redwood Natonal Park, CA

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Bigfoot sighting at Lady Bird Johnson Grove, Redwood Natonal Park, CA

Lady Bird Johnson Grove, Redwood Natonal Park, CA

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Lady Bird Johnson Grove, Redwood Natonal Park, CA

Lady Bird Johnson Grove, Redwood Natonal Park, CA

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Lady Bird Johnson Grove, Redwood Natonal Park, CA

Lady Bird Johnson Grove, Redwood Natonal Park, CA

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Lady Bird Johnson Grove, Redwood Natonal Park, CA

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Lady Bird Johnson Grove, Redwood Natonal Park, CA

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Lady Bird Johnson Grove, Redwood Natonal Park, CA

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