Modern life can be stressful, with deadlines to meet, meals to prepare and dozens of things to do and no time to do them. Visit Redwood National and State Parks, and all that worry will be washed away! Take your time and enjoy all that these lovely parks have to offer, with so much to do for every member of the family. In addition to the world-famous soaring redwoods that grow to over 350 feet in height and live for more than 2,000 years, you will be able to enjoy more than 50 miles of paved and unpaved biking trails of varying difficulty, 41 miles of equestrian paths and more than 160 miles of excellent hiking trails for adventurous backpackers. These paths will take you among colorful wildflowers, grassy hills and wild oak woodlands as well as ancient redwood forests.
Along 40 miles of rugged coastline you can see pounding surf, sea stacks and thrilling cliffs. World-class rivers run alongside and through the parks and are perfect for rafting, kayaking and even fishing. Ranger-guided programs are also available.
Many birds and animals call this place home. These include, among many others, the red-tailed hawk, kestrel, great horned owl, gopher, meadow mouse, mountain lion, bobcat, coyote, fox, elk, black-tailed deer, Roosevelt elk, goldfinch junco, quail and raven.
Redwood National and State Parks will be closing the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway to motor vehicles from February through May of 2016 on the first Saturday of each month. Access to the Elk Prairie Campground and Visitor Center will remain open. People will be able to enjoy the parkway without the noise of cars and trucks, and have the opportunity to walk and bicycle on it. Dogs on a leash are welcome on the parkway, although they are not permitted on trails for the safety of pets and wildlife alike.
Where: off Hwy 101, stretching from Trinidad in the south to Klamath Glen in the north. Several Visitor Centers are located throughout the parks near Crescent City, Hiouchi, Orick and along Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy. (google maps)
More Info: 707-464-6101 | RedwoodParks.gov
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