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Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

Redwoods + Del Norte Coast, California

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Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

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  • Visitors dwarfed by the redwoods.- Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
  • Redwoods dwarfing cars.- Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
  • Redwoods dwarfing cars.- Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
  • A park visitor sits at the base of a giant redwood.- Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
  • Detailed shot of a redwood.- Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
  • The root system of a fallen redwood.- Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
  • Undergrowth in the redwood forest.- Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
  • Guided tours are free at established times.- Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
  • Patterns in the wood.- Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
  • A view into the redwoods.- Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
  • A view into the redwoods.- Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
  • A view into the redwoods.- Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
  • A view into the redwoods.- Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
  • Carvings in a fallen redwood.- Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
  • A creek running through the park.- Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Massive trees. Extensive amenities.
Cons: 
Big crowds. Reservations can be difficult to obtain.
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Region:
Redwoods + Del Norte Coast, CA
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
General Day Use Fee
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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If you are looking for massive, 2,000-year-old trees that will dwarf your car and/or RV, this is a great option. Established in 1929, the Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park is a predominantly old-growth coast redwoods park. The Park has a visitor center with exhibits and a nature store, a campground with 87 family campsites, nearly 20 miles of hiking and nature trails, and access to Smith River (the last major free flowing river in California).

The Park protects 10,000 acres of primeval redwood groves as well as an undergrowth of azaleas, rhododendrons and ferns. It is open year-round, with summer temperatures ranging from 45-85 degrees Fahrenheit and winter temperatures ranging from 30-65 degrees Fahrenheit.

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