Redwood National Park, and state parks in California, is one of the most magical places I have ever been. The early morning fog, overwhelming silence and trees beyond belief all add to the surreal feelings experienced while hiking and driving through the park.
A raven flew by at one point. It’s wings flapping against the thick air was heard long before he appeared into sight and long after he vanished into the mist.
Goosebumps and peace were felt over and over again while exploring.
Top Five Hikes + Places to Explore
- Avenue of the Giants – a scenic 32 mile drive through the heart of Humboldt Redwoods State Park.
- Fern Canyon – enjoy being surrounded by ferns on all sides of the canyon walls. This canyon was a filming location in the recent Jurassic Park movie.
- Howland Hill Road – drive through Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park for close views of redwood trees.
- Prairie Creek – enjoy a hiking trail by some of the larges redwood trees.
- Requa Road – overlooks the mouth of the Klamath River where whales are sometimes visible from above.
Tell me all about your favorite hikes and places to explore in Redwood National Park!