Redwood National Park In Northern California Was Just Added To A US Travel Bucket List

When you think of Northern California’s most iconic natural wonders, images of towering redwood trees are what probably comes to mind. After all, these giant trees are the tallest on Earth and they create some of the most breathtaking landscapes that our country has to offer. Every nature-loving Californian should make an effort to see these massive beauties with a visit to Redwood National and State Parks this year, as was recommended by a bucket list that was recently published by USA Today. Nothing quite compares to experiencing these magical forests firsthand and it makes for an adventure you’re bound to fall in love with.

USA Today recently came out with a list of “60 Things To Do In America Before You Die”, and Northern California’s very own Redwood National and State Parks was one of the items! We can see why they included this iconic NorCal destination, as it’s by far one of the most incredible landscapes in the entire country.

There are many places to see giant redwoods, but the Redwood National and State Parks are some of the first places you’ll want to visit for a redwood adventure. Comprised of three California state parks (Jedediah Smith Redwoods, Del Norte Coast Redwoods, and Prairie Creek Redwoods) and Redwood National Park, this region is rich with some of the planet’s most majestic forests.


Of course, the redwood trees themselves are the main attraction of any visit to these parks. However, there is so much more to them than that. The parks boast an extraordinarily diverse ecosystem of prairies, woodlands, wild rivers, and 40-miles of beautiful coastline.

The best part about visiting any of these parks is the fact that there’s an experience for everyone. Whether you’re looking to fill an entire day or simply enjoy an hour in this breathtaking landscape, there’s no end to the different types of hiking trails and experiences you’ll come across.

Camping in one of these parks makes for an especially memorable experience. Each park has developed campgrounds that visitors can reserve in advance. Alternatively, backcountry camping is also allowed throughout the parks. Just be sure to grab a free permit from the visitor center.

And for those who prefer to enjoy nature from the comfort of their own vehicle, the park offers various scenic drives that lead you through ancient forests, rugged coastline, and oak woodlands. These drives vary in length, ranging from a short two-mile drive to a 17-mile scenic journey, and each one has something unique to offer.

When’s the last time you experienced the beauty of Northern California’s ancient redwoods firsthand? If it wasn’t recent, or if you have yet to see these towering beauties for yourself, then consider a visit to Redwood National and State Parks a bucket list item that you MUST check off.

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When’s the last time you had an adventure within our beautiful redwood forests? Seeing these massive trees never gets old!