Redwood National and State Parks

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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
Fully refundable
The price is RM561 per night from 7 Nov to 7 Nov
Situated by the ocean, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Tour Through Tree and within 6 miles (10 km) of Redwood National and State Parks and Douglas Memorial ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (987 reviews)
"Clean, safe, only downaide was lack of cell service."

Reviewed on 17 Oct 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
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 ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (333 reviews)
"Exquisite Historic Inn that feels timeless. Our room had an amazing view of the river. We loved our stay there!"

Reviewed on 22 Aug 2021

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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 RM561 per night from 7 Nov to 7 Nov
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3 out of 5
451 Requa Road, Klamath, CA
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