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Redwood National Park

Where is the Redwood Forest?

We get that question a lot, and luckily for us, it’s right here in our backyard.  The world-famous giant Redwood trees, often times simply referred to as “The Redwoods”, are located in the Redwood National State Park and throughout a large swatch of Humboldt and Del Norte Counties on the northern California coast.

Redwood National Park Complex

The Redwood National State Park is an official United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated World Heritage Site, and it actually includes the Del Norte Redwoods State Park, Prarie Creek Redwood State Park, and the Jedediah Redwood State Park.  Combined, these four parks equal approximately 216 square miles of old-growth Redwood Forest.  The official name of the “Redwood trees” is Sequoia sempervirens, they are the tallest and among the oldest trees left on earth.

A little further south is also the Humboldt Redwoods State Park with the Avenue of the Giants, which is another fantastic location to submerge yourself into the Redwoods for a few days.  It’s safe to say that if you want to see the Redwoods in California, just head to the coast.

How tall are the Redwood trees?

The Redwood trees top out at between 200 and 300 feet, with a few examples – in secret locations – being significantly taller.

Redwoods in California Adventure District

Things To Do

Forest Bathing

One of the faster-growing outdoor activities is Forest Bathing, the process of “unplugging” and submerging yourself into the forest and absorbing the frequencies and toxins emitting from the trees.  The measurable health benefits of Forests Bathing are quite remarkable and the Redwood National Park along with the additional Redwoods locations in this area are emerging as some of the favorite Forest Bathing locations in the world.

For more information on Forest Bathing and to inquire about guided Forest Bathing experiences, click here.

Redwood Skywalk

Walk amongst the Redwoods

The Redwood Skywalk at Sequoia Park Zoo in Eureka, where you can walk amongst the giants at 100 feet in the air, this is a must-experience attraction.

Camp amongst the Redwoods

There are dozens of great campgrounds up and down the coast where you can camp amongst the Redwoods, and hundreds of thousands of people come from all over the world to do just that.  Please note that campgrounds are full during the summer season with reservations sometimes being made a year in advance.

Pro Tip: The California Adventure District is open year-round and camping amongst the Redwoods in the fall or winter is a special treat, but make sure to bring rain gear.


Main cities: Arcata, Eureka, Crescent City

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