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Summary

This travel guide offers a comprehensive one-day itinerary for exploring the Redwood National Park, highlighting the park's diverse landscapes from ancient forests and fern-lined canyons to scenic drives and black sand beaches. It provides practical tips for each location, including the best trails for families, advice on waterproof footwear, and the ideal times to visit for wildflower blooms.

🌲 Day 1: Exploring Redwood National Park

This one-day itinerary takes you through the majestic Redwood National Park, offering a mix of hikes through ancient forests, scenic drives, and beach vistas. Perfect for nature lovers and adventure seekers.

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🌿 Fern Canyon Loop

Embark on a unique hike through a lush, fern-lined canyon that feels like stepping back in time. The towering ferns create a mesmerizing atmosphere, and it's no wonder Spielberg chose this area to film parts of the Jurassic Park films.

Tips

The hike is easy and suitable for all ages. Don't forget to bring waterproof shoes for the shallow water crossings. Additionally, there's a small entrance fee, but it's covered by park passes.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: (707) 465-7335
🌐   Website: http://nps.gov/thingstodo/ferncanyon.htm
📍   Address: Orick, CA 95555

🌲 Lady Bird Johnson Grove Trail

Immerse yourself in the classic beauty of towering redwood trees enveloped in morning mist, creating a magical and ethereal ambiance. The trail offers a serene and educational experience, perfect for families and nature enthusiasts.

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Tips

There's no entrance fee for this trail, and it provides pamphlets for a self-guided tour, adding an educational and interactive element to your hike.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: (707) 464-6101
🌐   Website: https://www.nps.gov/redw/planyourvisit/hiking-trails-south.htm
🕒   Hours: See hours
⏳   Typical duration: 30 min
📍   Address: Bald Hills Rd, Orick, CA 95555

🚗 Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway

Embark on a ten-mile scenic drive through the heart of the redwoods, offering breathtaking views and opportunities to spot wildlife. The drive is dotted with stops for hiking and wildlife viewing, making it a must-visit for nature enthusiasts.

Tips

Keep an eye out for the Prairie Creek Visitor Center, Big Tree, and the unique Corkscrew Tree along the drive, adding to the allure of this scenic route.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: (707) 465-7354
🌐   Website: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=415
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: 127011 Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, Orick, CA 95555

🏖️ Wilson Creek Beach

Discover a picturesque beach with black sands and seasonal wildflowers, creating a stunning backdrop for picnics or sunset watching. The beach's unique features and natural beauty make it a perfect spot to unwind and soak in the coastal charm.

Tips

Parking is available at Lagoon Creek Picnic Ground and DeMartin Beach Picnic Area. If you visit in spring, you'll be treated to a breathtaking display of purple wildflowers against the black sands, adding a touch of natural wonder to your beach experience.