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Redwood National and State Parks

1111 Second Street, Crescent City, CA 95531-4123
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  • Redwood National and State ParksPro 2014
    Sara Benson
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    5 Apr 17, 2014

    So many visits to this collection of NorCal parks over the years, and I'm still nowhere near done exploring. Many of the tallest trees on Earth have their roots sunk deep in the dirt here, breathing in the cool coastal fog and giving life to emerald mosses, calling forests birds, and a lot more wildlife. Lady Bird Johnson Grove is a quick mile-long loop hike that even smaller kids will enjoy, with its interesting self-guided tour stops. Stop at the coastal visitor center off Hwy 101 early in the day to pick up a permit and get directions for visiting the primeval Tall Trees Grove.

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    Liza Prado
    5 Apr 17, 2014

    The Redwood National State Park is a gorgeous, awe-inspiring place near the border of Oregon. The trees are enormous in both width and height--there are even a couple you can drive through. Be sure to wear layers--it can get pretty cool and damp, especially on a foggy day--and if you have a wide angle camera lens, be sure to bring it too!

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    Alex
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    5 Jul 15, 2013

    The trees here are big, tallest-trees-in-the-world big. George Lucas shot the Endor scenes from Return of the Jedi here. Julia Butterfly Hill camped out for over a year in a redwood not far away. Plus, the scenery along the entire North Coast (the redwoods start about 4 1/2 hours north of San Francisco on Highway 1) make the trip well worth the drive.

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    Michael R
    5 May 30, 2013

    Incredible hikes throughout park including Fern Canyon, Irvine Trail, Ossogon Trail, Corkscrew Trees, and much more!

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  • Redwood National and State ParksPro 2014
    Eric Brink
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    5 Apr 06, 2013

    The Redwood National and State Parks (RNSP) consists of Redwood National Park (established 1968) and California's Del Norte Coast, Jedediah Smith, and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Parks (dating from the 1920s). The combined RNSP contains over 133,000 acres and protects a whopping 45% of all remaining coast redwood old-growth forests. These trees are the tallest and one of the most massive tree species on Earth. In addition to the redwood forests, these parks preserve other indigenous flora, fauna, grassland prairie, cultural resources, portions of rivers and other streams, and 37 miles of pristine coastline. However, considering the underground "agricultural" activities that this part of Northern California is famous, I would personally stick to well traveled sections of the Parks.

    This Crescent City Information Center is a good place to start. The rangers are helpful and provide good advice, how to proceed, and otherwise maximize the "Wow" factor for this wonderful stretch of God's Green Earth.

    And...... did you know that the "Forest Moon of Endor" scenes for Star Wars Episode VI (Return of the Jedi) were filmed in the Tall Trees Redwood Grove?

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    Joseph Coureur
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    5 Sep 11, 2012

    The Redwood forests are amazing, and even though I lived in one for five years (even had a big redwood in my front yard), I never got tired of them. If you've seen Return of the Jedi, you've seen the forests around Crescent City. They used the area to film the forest moon of Endor.

    There's plenty of great hiking and mountain biking, and some of these forests go right up to the beach.

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    Eric Schoep
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    4 Aug 11, 2012

    1/2 way point...very scenic road trip from San Diego to Seattle. Take your time on the drive or hop aboard Amtrak's Coast Starlight, there's a whole lot to see and it's all worth it!!!

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    Ingrid Katz
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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    It is not only the amazing redwoods you can see there. You also can watch Whales from the pretty coast (Klamath River Overlook) and many wild Elks in this area. So beautiful!

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    Sasha Ovsankin
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Biggest trees we've ever seen: this was the smallest one of the big ones http://www.flickr.com/photos/ovsankin/51063660/in/set-1107478/. Breathtaking Views. Gorgeous.

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    Michael Connolly Jr
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    One of the few strong partnerships between CA state and US national parks lie here in this great forest. One might say the redwood park is protected by the feds, but the best trees are protected by the state. Don't miss the Newton B. Drury Scenic Byway that courses through the best of the state and national park partnership.

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    bali
    5 Aug 09, 2013

    Redwood National and State Parks is amazing park i was there long time ago it was wonderful :)

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    Douglas W
    5 May 10, 2013
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    RVingCarrol
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    5 Sep 05, 2012
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    евгений шестернин
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    super

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    Debbie Nicoletti
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    These redwood trees are huge and a very nice scenic drive through the parks.

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    Tina Sobolewski
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Beautiful!

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    5 Mar 06, 2012
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The Redwood National and State Parks are a system of protected areas in Northern California encompassing over forty percent of the remaining old-growth coastal redwood forests in the world. Coastal redwoods are the tallest trees in the world, and provide valuable ecosystem services to the earth. The area is also designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a International Biosphere Reserve in ... read more
acknowledgement of its uniqueness and cultural importance. Many endangered and threatened animal species live in the parks,, making wildlife observation a top activity in the area.

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