Redwood National Park Facts

Redwood National Park Facts
Redwood National Park, on the northern coast of California close to the Oregon border, contains the tallest trees in the world. The redwood trees that sometimes grow over 300 feet tall are among the oldest living things on the planet.

Establishment and Size

Congress established the Redwood National Park on October 2, 1968. The park includes 71,715 acres of land, made up of various ecosystems such as redwood forests and grassy prairies.


The redwood trees are not the only large trees that grow in the park. Sitka spruce and Douglas fir exist there as well.


There are more than 200 miles of hiking trees traversing the park. Hikers need to realize that because of the wet climate, these trails are often quite slippery.


Backpackers and campers must observe regulations such as starting fires only in the fire pits provided. Camping permits are available and there are no motorized vehicles, pets or firearms allowed on the trails.


The wildlife in the park includes black bears. Their presence requires campers to observe proper methods of food storage while in the park.

Rare Species

Some of the park's threatened species and endangered wildlife include birds like the marbled murrelet, the northern spotted owl, the bald eagle and the western snowy plover.

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