The Redwood national park is more than Redwood trees. It has a diverse landscape that includes river banks, beaches, hiking trails through woods and much more. If you ever visit the Redwood National Park, these are the top things you should do during your visit.
Visit the Redwood picnic area
The Redwood Creek picnic area is a place to have fun. Though a part of Redwood Park, it does not have any trees and gives you access to the beach area. Here you will find picnic tables and also some covered shelters to make your picnic a memorable moment.
Go to Klamath River Overlook
The Klamath River Overlook is a place where the Klamath River meets Pacific Ocean. This place is an estuary for sea lions, seals, whales and sea birds. It is a prime spot where you can watch the gray whale migration. Just climb down below and you can see dramatic views of marine mammals and sea birds at their playful best in their natural habitat.
Take off beat path to Coastal Drive
If you like some causal hiking, you can take off beat path to Coastal Drive to get the best Pacific Ocean views. This 8 mile trail also takes you to the World War II Radar Station. If you have a pair of binoculars, you can go to High bluff Overlook where you can see thousands of sea birds nesting off the shores.
Travel to Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway.
There is no point in coming to Redwoods National Park and missing scenic drive in the woods. The 10 mile scenic drive through the ancient woods is exhilarating and here you will see the Big Tree which is the oldest growth giant with a circumference of 68 feet. When you see the Big Tree, you will realize it is true to its name. The Corkscrew tree is another natural wonder in Redwoods National park. This photogenic tree has four trunks intertwined into each other and moving upwards. Other Redwood tree that is worth visiting in the park is the Tall Tree. It has been certified as the world’s tallest tree in 1963. The tree no longer holds the title but the tallest tree is more likely to be near.