Places to Visit Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park is home for the world’s tallest trees. The park is located in northernmost coastal California. It is one of the best national parks for camping. You get a unique experience of camping among the redwoods. The park has more than 200 miles of trails that lead through the prairies, old-growth redwood forests, and beaches. Here we have mentioned the top places to visit in Redwood National Park.

Fern Canyon

Fern Canyon Loop Trail is a 1.1 mile loop trail that features a waterfall. The trail is perfect for all skill levels. The trail offers you to walk through a narrow canyon where the walls are completely covered by luxuriant ferns and mosses. The path will be moist due to the plants. It depends on the time you visit during summer months, foot bridges are installed over the creek to make this trial easier.

You can hike into the canyon and return, or continue the trail it climbs out of the canyon. At the top, turn left to return along the canyon rim. It offers you some stunning views.

Tall Trees Grove

Tall Trees Trail is a 3.3 mile trail that descends 800-feet down to the alluvial floodplain of Redwood Creek. The Many redwood trees in the grove exceed 350 feet in height, as it has plenty of water, good soil, and protection from winter winds. ¬†Tall Trees Grove is the world’s tallest tree. It is known as Libbey Tree for the only one of the former Tallest Trees. Tall Trees Grove is difficult to reach.¬†

As it has the world’s tallest trees the Groves are protected, The park does not allow more than 50 cars per day. You can get free permits at one of the nearby park visitor centers. Once you get a permit, you can start you trip with a 45-minute drive to the trailhead, with a long climb up Bald Hills Road. Finally, you have to hike for 1.3 miles to reach the grove.

Lady Bird Johnson Grove Trail

Lady Bird Johnson Grove Trail is a 1.5 mile loop that takes. you through a mixed forest of redwoods and other tall conifers. The grove is at about 1,000ft above sea level and one of the most popular spot in the park. The trail is suitable for all skill levels.

To get to this groove, you will need to drive three miles of the Bald Hills Road. It is narrow and windy with very few pull outs. The road is not recommended for RVs or trailers. The parking spots in Lady Bird Johnson Grove are too small for buses, recreational vehicles and trailers.

Klamath River Overlook

Klamath River Overlook is a 1 mile that features a river. The overlook offers breathtaking  views of the Klamath River and the Pacific Ocean. It is the best place to view a variety of birds and marine life. A steep trail near the parking lot lends you to a viewing platform, which is the best place to spot seals, sea lions, and whales. The overlook has picnic tables giving incredible sunset views.

You can see some of the birds like Scope Bald Eagle, Osprey, American Kestrel, Common and Pacific Loon, Red-necked and Western Grebe, Surf Scoter, and Black-legged Kittiwake. From May to June you get to see migrating Black Swift. 

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