Nearly half of the remaining old growth redwoods are in this park system, including giants five stories taller than the Statue of Liberty. They can live to be 2000 years old and grow to over 360 feet tall.
Visitors are invited to walk, Hike, Bike Ride, Camp & Horseback Ride on over 200 miles of trails that weave through a variety of environments, including prairies, old-growth redwood forests and beaches.
Three California state parks - Prairie Creek Redwoods (Humboldt County), Del Norte Coast Redwoods & Jedediah Smith Redwoods, (Del Norte County) and Redwood National Park comprise the Redwood National & State Park system. Together these parks are a World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve, protecting resources cherished by citizens of many nations.
In late 2006, naturalists discovered a new world's tallest tree near the original Tall Tree, whose discovery led to the creation of Redwood National Park in the 1960s. Located in a remote grove, the new titlist is called Hyperion and stands 379.1 feet tall, nearly six stories taller than the Statue of Liberty!
Redwood National Park
Prairie Creek Redwoods SP Visitor Center
(exit off Hwy 101)
Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center
Orick, CA 95531-4198
- RNSP is 45 minutes north of Eureka.
- Elevations from sea level to just over 3,000 feet (1,000 m).
- Mild temperatures make year-round exploration possible.
- Ranger-led programs offered mid-June to Labor Day. Check visitor centers or campgrounds for details.