Redwood National and State Park
About the Redwood National and State Park
Redwood National Park and State Parks are a string of protected forests, beaches, and grasslands along Northern California’s coast. Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park has trails through dense old-growth woods. Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park is home to Fern Canyon, with its high, plant-covered walls. Roosevelt elk frequent nearby Elk Prairie. Giant redwood clusters include Redwood National Park’s Lady Bird Johnson Grove.
Top 3 Adventure Hacks for Redwood National Park
1) Make Time To Multiple Trails
There are plenty of trails for hiking, walking and biking in both the Redwood National and State Park, some of these trails have parking for larger vehicles like recreational vehicles or trailers. There are no best trails in redwoods. Any trail in the redwoods is going to be “the best trail.” This place is incredible. Pick one or two areas and you’re sure to have a quality experience and won’t be as overwhelming as it would be if you tried to see it all.
2) Don’t Forget To Go Whale Watching
Whale watching is a popular activity at redwoods due to its close proximity to the Pacific Ocean, bring your binoculars and watch for their spouting. Peak migration months for viewing gray whales are Nov. to Dec. and March to April. Best to pick a clear calm day for viewing! Spot them at the Klamath River Overlook; or other good viewing spots including, Crescent Beach Overlook, Wilson Creek, High Bluff Overlook, Gold Bluffs Beach, Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center.
3) Prepare Variable Weather
Visitors should be prepared for cooler and damp weather. So dress in layers and expect to get wet. Year-round temperatures at redwoods, mid 7°C to mid-18°C. Summer can be foggy, with highs occasionally reaching low 20°C. Winters are cooler with considerable rain. October through April averages 60-80 inches of rain over the region.
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