Redwood National and State Parks consist of one national and three state parks. The giant redwood trees can reach more than 200 feet tall. Stop at the aptly named Tall Trees Grove, home to Hyperion, the world's tallest living tree at almost 380 feet tall. Visit the Klamath River Overlook, where the river connects with the Pacific Ocean. Visitors may see migrating gray whales from December to April.
Redwood National and State Parks, California: What to know before you go
Be prepared to experience almost any type of weather when visiting Redwood National and State Parks. Pack sturdy walking shoes and rain gear since the area can get slippery from moisture in the air. The rainy season runs from October to April. Access many of the parks' trails and sights via the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway or Highway 101. The Redwoods National Park doesn't have an entrance fee, but the state parks do. A vehicle is necessary to get around since the parks lack a shuttle.