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Redwood National and State Parks
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Redwood National and State Parks

Walk amid towering trees, hike along scenic coastal trails and spot rare wildlife at this spectacular national park in North Coast California.

Redwood National and State Parks is a fascinating natural destination. Gaze up at tall centuries-old redwood trees, explore rugged Pacific Coast beaches, camp beneath the stars and spot myriad wildlife. The parks cover 133,000 acres (53,800 hectares) and stretch for 40 miles (64 kilometers) along California’s picturesque northern coast.

The parks include Redwood National Park and three state parks: Jedediah Smith, Del Norte Coast and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Parks. Navigate through the parks via car or bike. Take short or long walks on Fern Canyon Trail, Lady Bird Johnson Grove Loop or Boy Scout Tree Trail. See ferns clinging to grottos on the sides of canyons. Don’t be surprised to feel like you have shrunk in size as you stroll amid the soaring redwoods.

Drive along or hike the Coastal Drive for views of the Pacific Ocean and Klamath River. Howland Hill Road winds through one of the parks’ most picturesque old-growth redwood forests. Visit the parks’ Pacific coastline beaches and isolated coves. Paddle in tidal pools at Enderts Beach, watch surfers at Crescent Beach and enjoy quiet walks on Gold Bluffs Beach. For more of a challenge, explore the parks’ on kayaks along the Klamath River Estuary.

The parks are delightful natural attractions. Stay alert for herds of Roosevelt elk in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. See endangered birds such as the bald eagle and northern spotted owl. Spot migrating whales from the Crescent Beach Overlook.

The parks are about a 5-hour drive from either San Francisco or Portland, Oregon. Find information centers at five entrances to the parks. Most supply free maps, advice and permits.

Redwood National and State Parks are open year-round. Warm summer months attract large crowds while winter rains frequently drench the parks. Visit in spring or fall when flocks of migratory birds arrive and the flowers and trees burst to life with color.

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Holiday Inn Express Klamath - Redwood Ntl Pk Area, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Klamath - Redwood Ntl Pk Area, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
171 Klamath Boulevard, Klamath, CA
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The price is CA $167 per night from May 23 to May 23
Situated by the ocean, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Tour Through Tree and within 6 mi (10 km) of Redwood National and State Parks and Trees of Mystery. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (966 reviews)
"The rooms are really dark and that's good except when getting up to use the bathroom. A night light is going to keep some one from getting hurt"

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Holiday Inn Express Klamath - Redwood Ntl Pk Area, an IHG Hotel
The Historic Requa Inn
The Historic Requa Inn
3 out of 5
451 Requa Road, Klamath, CA
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Situated in Klamath, this beach inn is within 6 mi (10 km) of Tour Through Tree, Trees of Mystery Museum, and Trees of Mystery. Redwood National and State Parks ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (316 reviews)
Rally great location!
"Lovely property, friendly staff, conveniently located near the national park."

Reviewed on Sep. 8, 2020

The Historic Requa Inn
Contemporary Farmhouse at Redwood National Park
Contemporary Farmhouse at Redwood National Park
Orick, CA
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Situated by the sea, this farm stay is within 3 mi (5 km) of Redwood National and State Parks, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, and Murrelet State Wilderness. ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (53 reviews)
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"This was a wonderful spot to explore the Redwoods! Don't miss the trail right behind the house."

Reviewed on Apr. 16, 2021

Contemporary Farmhouse at Redwood National Park
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Holiday Inn Express Klamath - Redwood Ntl Pk Area, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Klamath - Redwood Ntl Pk Area, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
171 Klamath Boulevard, Klamath, CA
The price is CA $167 per night from May 23 to May 23
Holiday Inn Express Klamath - Redwood Ntl Pk Area, an IHG Hotel
The Historic Requa Inn
The Historic Requa Inn
3 out of 5
451 Requa Road, Klamath, CA
The Historic Requa Inn
Contemporary Farmhouse at Redwood National Park
Contemporary Farmhouse at Redwood National Park
Orick, CA
Contemporary Farmhouse at Redwood National Park
Upgraded Two-story Loft W/mountain Views and gas Fireplace
Upgraded Two-story Loft W/mountain Views and gas Fireplace
Orick, CA
Upgraded Two-story Loft W/mountain Views and gas Fireplace
Beautiful Home With Ocean and Beach Views, Wood-burning Stove & Firepit!
Beautiful Home With Ocean and Beach Views, Wood-burning Stove & Firepit!
Orick, CA
Beautiful Home With Ocean and Beach Views, Wood-burning Stove & Firepit!
Coastal Retreat in a Rural Setting W/marvelous Views, Ping-pong Table, & Firepit
Coastal Retreat in a Rural Setting W/marvelous Views, Ping-pong Table, & Firepit
Orick, CA
Coastal Retreat in a Rural Setting W/marvelous Views, Ping-pong Table, & Firepit
Redwood Creek Cottage cozy furnished home in the heart of Redwood National Park
Redwood Creek Cottage cozy furnished home in the heart of Redwood National Park
Orick, CA
The price is CA $290 per night from May 16 to May 16
Redwood Creek Cottage cozy furnished home in the heart of Redwood National Park
Set on a Hilltop Surrounded by Redwood National Park w/ Views of the Pacific!
Set on a Hilltop Surrounded by Redwood National Park w/ Views of the Pacific!
Orick, CA
Set on a Hilltop Surrounded by Redwood National Park w/ Views of the Pacific!
Where the Klamath River Meets the Pacific Ocean in the Heart of the Redwoods
Where the Klamath River Meets the Pacific Ocean in the Heart of the Redwoods
Klamath, CA
Where the Klamath River Meets the Pacific Ocean in the Heart of the Redwoods
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