Current Conditions

Alerts

 

Redwood National and State Parks conditions are ever-changing. Check regularily for any changes before your trip!

 
 


 
Roads and Highways

Roads & Day Use Areas

Listed in south to north order. Other park roads and day use areas not listed below are open.

Road or Day Use Area

Status

Timeframe

Location Description

Reason

Additional Info

Bald Hills Road Open/ Hazard Conditions Upper Elevations/Near Elk Camp Road Damage Drive slowly and be alert for road damage. Watch for cars crossing lanes to avoid hazards.
Davison Road
(access to Gold Bluffs Beach and Fern Canyon)
Open Due to road construction, there will be light traffic control on Davison Road. Visitors are advised to use caution around heavy equipment.
Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway Open Closed to vehicles the first Saturday of the month October to May for Hike and Bike Day.
Cal-Barrel Road CLOSED to vehicles Until May 2024 Open to pedestrian traffic only, road is driveable to the locked gate (less than .5 miles in) Open to pedestrian traffic only. Great spot for walking with your leashed pets.
Coastal Drive Open
Lagoon Creek
Day Use Area
CLOSED Closed April 15 - June 30 for accessibility upgrades.
Howland Hill Road Open
Mill Creek Day Use Area CLOSED Weekdays Open to public on the weekends for day use. Gate will be locked each evening.
A section of the multi-use trail along West Branch Road, west of Rock Creek Road, is closed temporarily due to a failed bridge crossing.

California State Highway information can be found at the Caltrans Road Information Website.

 
Trail restrictions

Trails

Listed south to north order, park trails not listed below are open.
Maps - Redwood National and State Parks (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov)

Trail

Status

Timeframe

Location Description

Reason

Additional Info

Tall Trees Trail Open Reservation required if driving to trailhead.
Dolason Prairie Trail Partially Open Until further notice Only the first 2 miles of this trail are open. Downed trees Accessing Redwood Creek, Emerald Ridge Trail, and the Tall Trees Trail is not an option due to downed trees. Emerald Bridge out indefinitely due to tree collapse.
Redwood Creek Trail Partially Open Lower Redwood Creek Trail open. Trail is open from trailhead to the first creek crossing (1.5 miles one-way from trailhead). Seasonal bridges will be installed at a later date.
Trillium Falls Trail/Elk Meadow Open
Lost Man Creek Trail Open Large tree across trail approx. 1 mile in from trailhead.
Fern Canyon Open Seasonal footbridges have been removed. Expect to hike through water (ankle-knee deep).
Reservation required if you are driving to trailhead.
Rhododendron Trail Partial Closure Until further notice Between Brown Creek Trail and South Fork Trail The Brown Creek-Rhododendron-South Fork loop is not an option currently.
Yurok Loop Trail Partial Closure Through June 30 Trailhead is not accessible from the Lagoon Creek Day Use Area Repairs and accessibility upgrades to day use area The Yurok Loop Trail is only accessible by parking at the Wilson Creek Day Use Area and walking the beach to the trailhead (1.5 miles round-trip, low tide only) or by parking at the Hidden Beach Trailhead and walking in from there (3.6 miles round-trip, including the Yurok Loop).
Damnation Creek Trail Open
Stout Grove Trail Open
Grove of Titans Trail Open
Boy Scout Trail Open

Seasonal Footbridges:
 
Visitor Centers

Visitor Centers

Hours, status, and more information about Redwood National and State Parks Visitor and Information Centers.

 
Developed Campgrounds

Developed Campgrounds

Hours, status, reservations, and more information about Redwood National and State Parks campgrounds.

 
Backcountry camps

Backcountry Camps

Get detailed backcountry camping information and also download the Redwood National and State Parks Backcountry Trip Planner. Please understand and use Leave No Trace ethics and practices when in the backcountry.

Backcountry permits are being issued online only, they are not available at any of the park visitor centers. Click here for more information on issuing backcountry permits.

  • Little Bald Hills: Open
  • DeMartin: Open
  • Flint Ridge: Open
  • Gold Bluffs: Open
  • Elam Camp: CLOSED
    • Closed for winter season due to winter storms, rising creek levels, and trail closures.
  • 44 Camp: CLOSED
    • Closed for winter season due to winter storms, rising creek levels, and trail closures.
  • Redwood Creek (dispersed camping): CLOSED
    • Closed for winter season due to winter storms, rising creek levels, and trail closures.
 
Horseback Trails

Horse Trails


  • Mill Creek Horse Trail: Closed due to storm damage
  • Orick Horse Trails: Mainly closed due to storm damage
    • Very limited access to horse trails for day-use. No access to backcountry camps or Redwood Creek.
 
Weather Updates

Fire, Smoke, Weather and Air Quality


 
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Water Quality

The California Water Resources Control Board have an interactive map reflecting the most up to date harmful algal bloom reports.

 
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Wildflowers and Blooms

For information and updates on what popular plants are flowering.

 

Last updated: May 16, 2024

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Phone:

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