Redwood National Park

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Redwood National Park - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Coastal Drive Loop

    Scenic Drive/Tour

    The 9-mile, narrow, and partially unpaved Coastal Drive Loop takes about one hour to traverse. Weaving through stands of redwoods, the road...Read More

  • 2. Fern Canyon


    Enter another world and be surrounded by 50-foot canyon walls covered with sword, deer, and five-finger ferns. Allow an hour to explore the...Read More

  • 3. High Bluff Overlook


    This picnic area's sunsets and whale-watching are unequaled. A ½-mile trail leads from here to the beach. ...Read More

  • 4. Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Home to the Stout Memorial Grove, this park with 20 miles of hiking and nature trails is named after a trapper who in 1826 became the first...Read More

  • 5. Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway/Big Tree Wayside

    Scenic Drive/Tour

    This paved 10-mile route threads through Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park and old-growth redwoods. It's open to all noncommercial vehicles...Read More

  • 6. Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Spectacular redwoods and lush ferns make up this park traversed by the stunning Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway. Extra space has been paved alongside...Read More

  • 7. Prairie Creek Visitor Center

    Information Center

    In a small redwood lodge, this center has a massive stone fireplace. The wildlife displays include a section of a tree a young elk died beside...Read More

  • 8. Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center

    Information Center

    The park's southern section contains the largest and best of the Redwoods visitor centers. Rangers here dispense brochures, advice, and free...Read More

  • 9. Battery Point Lighthouse

    Nautical Site/Lighthouse

    Only during low tide, you can walk from the pier across the ocean floor to this working lighthouse, which was built in 1856. It houses a museum...Read More

  • 10. Crescent Beach


    This beach has a grassy picnic area with tables, fire pits, and restrooms. There's an overlook south of the beach. ...Read More

  • 11. Crescent Beach Overlook

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    The scenery here includes views of the ocean and, in the distance, Crescent City and its working harbor. In balmy weather this is a great place...Read More

  • 12. Crescent City Information Center

    Information Center

    At the park's headquarters, this downtown visitor center with a gift shop and picnic area is the main information stop if you're approaching...Read More

  • 13. Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    This park southeast of Crescent City contains 15 memorial redwood groves and 8 miles of pristine coastline, which you can most easily access...Read More

  • 14. Elk Prairie


    In addition to many elk, this spot has a campground, a nature trail, and a ranger station. ...Read More

  • 15. Hiouchi Information Center

    Information Center

    This small center at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park has exhibits about the area flora and fauna and screens a 12-minute park film. A starting...Read More

  • 16. Howland Hill Road/Stout Grove

    Scenic Drive/Tour

    Take your time as you drive this 10-mile route along Mill Creek, which winds through old-growth redwoods and past the Smith River. Trailers...Read More

  • 17. Jedediah Smith Visitor Center

    Information Center

    Adjacent to the Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park main campground, this seasonal center has information about ranger-led walks and evening...Read More

  • 18. Junior Ranger Program


    From June to early September, rangers lead one-hour programs for children between ages 7 and 12. Activities include nature walks and lessons...Read More

  • 19. Klamath River Overlook

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    This grassy, windswept bluff rises 650 feet above the confluence of the Klamath River and the Pacific. It's one of the best spots in the park...Read More

  • 20. Lady Bird Johnson Grove


    One of the park's most accessible spots to view big trees, the grove was dedicated by, and named for, the former first lady. An easy 1-mile...Read More

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