The redwood forests are one of the most important natural treasures in the world. Home to rare beauty and biodiversity found nowhere else, these forests are also the world’s most effective carbon sink. The parks in this guide stand in the coast redwood range, a narrow band stretching from southern Oregon to the Big Sur coast in California. This range is home to the tallest trees on Earth.

No matter what you like to do outside, an unforgettable experience awaits you, your friends and family in California’s redwood parks. The 24 parks in this guide offer a wide range of outdoor activities, from hiking, bicycling, fishing and wildlife viewing to camping, swimming and kayaking. Use the guide to help you plan your visit to the redwood forest, with tips on where and when to go, what to bring, and where to stay.

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