Redwood National and State Parks

Redwood National and State Parks by Stephen Moehle via Shutterstock.

Redwood National and State Parks, in California, are home to the tallest trees on Earth. The ancient coast redwoods, together with prairies and coastline, create a sanctuary of serenity.

🔗 Website | 🐦 Twitter | 📸 Instagram

Fast Facts

State(s): California
Area: 138,999 acres (562.51 sq km) – 39th largest national park of 63
Highest Elevation: Coyote Peak – 3,170 ft (966.22 m)
Lowest Elevation: Sea level
Date Established: October 2, 1968
Annual Visitors: 458,400 visitors in 2022
Nearest Town: Crescent City, California

Recommended Day Hikes

Park Tracker considers a “day hike” to be a hike under 10 miles. Below we provide our top five recommendations inside the park, along with AllTrails links to the hikes.

  1. Hike Name (x)
  2. Hike Name (x)
  3. Hike Name (x)
  4. Hike Name (x)
  5. Hike Name (x)

🧗🏻‍♂️ Popular Activities in Redwood National and State Parks

Redwood is about more than just hiking. See below for some of the best non-hiking activities to do in Redwood National and State Parks.

  1. Driving the scenic Newton B. Drury Parkway
  2. Wildlife watching, especially Roosevelt elk
  3. Horseback riding through old-growth forests
  4. Joining ranger-led campfire programs
  5. Photography, capturing the towering redwoods

🛎️ Where to Stay Near Redwood National and State Parks

While there are ample camping and vacation rental options near most US national parks, I personally highly prefer staying at Hilton-branded properties when traveling to national parks. As such, below are the five closest Hilton properties to Redwood National and State Parks.

  1. Hotel Location – X mi from park
  2. Hotel Location – X mi from park
  3. Hotel Location – X mi from park
  4. Hotel Location – X mi from park
  5. Hotel Location – X mi from park

🍔 What to Eat Near Redwood National and State Parks

After hiking and exploring Redwood National and State Parks, odds are high you’re going to be hungry. Here are five of the best restaurant options within and near the park.

  1. Restaurant (Food Type) – X mi from park
  2. Restaurant (Food Type) – X mi from park
  3. Restaurant (Food Type) – X mi from park
  4. Restaurant (Food Type) – X mi from park
  5. Restaurant (Food Type) – X mi from park