Old-growth redwood forest and home to some of the world's tallest trees (many growing 20+ stories high), along 40 miles of California's North Coast.
Hiking, camping, backcountry travel, scenic drives, kayaking, bicycling, horseback riding, horsepacking, ranger programs
One for the Bucket List
Hike the Tall Trees Trail. Humble your little human self among the redwood grove that's home to the world's tallest trees. The 3.5-mile hike through the ancient forest takes 3 to 4 hours round trip.
Note from the NPS: "The Tall Trees trailhead is located at the end of the gated Tall Trees Access Road (off of Bald Hills Road), accessible via free permit from the Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center. A maximum of 50 permits per day are issued on a first-come, first-served basis."
Seasons and Hours
There are five visitor centers located throughout the park, each with different hours. The main visitor center in Crescent City and the Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center in Orick, CA, are open year round. See details for visitor centers.
The park runs along a 40-mile stretch of U.S. 101 between Crescent City, CA, on the northern end and Orick, CA, on the southern end.
Average Temps (ºF) High/Low
January - 54/40
April - 57/43
July - 65/50
October - 63/45
Approximate Distance From...
Redding, CA - 210 miles
Portland, OR - 330 miles
San Francisco, CA - 350 miles
Reno, NV - 410 miles
Seattle, WA - 500 miles
Sequoia National Park - 600 miles