Redwood National and State Parks


Inscribed 1980

Most people know Redwood as home to the tallest trees on Earth. The parks also protect vast prairies, oak woodlands, wild riverways, and nearly 40 miles of rugged coastline. For thousands of years people have lived in this verdant landscape. Together, the National Park Service and California State Parks manage these lands for the inspiration, enjoyment, and education of all.

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From a seed no bigger than one from a tomato, California’s coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) may grow to a height of 367 feet (112 m) and have a width of 22 feet (7 m) at its base. Imagine a 35-story skyscraper in your city and you have an inkling of the trees’ ability to arouse humility.

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Redwood National and State Parks are covered with a magnificent forest of coastal redwood trees, the tallest and most impressive trees in the world. Here a pathway cuts through the giant redwoods.

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The Coast Redwood is the tallest tree species on Earth, with the tallest tree in the park being Hyperion at 379.1 feet (115.5 m)

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Almost 200 miles (320 km) of hiking trails exist in the parks. Horseback riding and mountain biking are popular but are only allowed on certain trails.

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Redwood National and State Parks map.