Redwoods by Candlelight. Gary Todorff

Candlelight Walk in the Redwoods

Doors open at 5:00 pm. Join us for auctions and light refreshments in the Prairie Creek Visitor Center before the Walk starts at 6:00 pm. Please do not bring traditional fire powered candles as the trail will be lit by luminaries heading out to the campfire center for storytelling. Note: the walk is less than a 1/2 mile round trip on a level path. Sorry, no dogs. Please dress accordingly as the event will happen rain or shine. Thank you!

Redwoods by Candlelight. Gary Todorff

Candlelight Walk in the Redwoods

Doors open at 5:00 pm. Join us for auctions and light refreshments in the Prairie Creek Visitor Center before the Walk starts at 6:00 pm. Please do not bring traditional fire powered candles as the trail will be lit by luminaries heading out to the campfire center for storytelling. Note: the walk is less than a 1/2 mile round trip on a level path. Sorry, no dogs. Please dress accordingly as the event will happen rain or shine. Thank you!

Orick Rodeo

Orick Rodeo

Redwood National Park’s gateway community has held this annual family-friendly event for more than 50 years. Don’t miss the 4-D barrel race, calf & steer riding, and mutton busting when daring children ride sprinting sheep. Lots more kids activities too. Admission is $9 general for the day, $5 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for kids 5 and under. Parking is $1. No dogs or ice chests please.

Bikes on Newton Drury Parkway

Redwood NP scenic road opens to hikers, bikers, pets

The Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway in northern Humboldt County, which is compared to the Avenue of the Giants for sheer redwood beauty, will close the first Saturday of each month to motorized traffic from February to May.

Park rangers invite everyone to bike, hike or walk their dog along the ten-mile road, which meanders among some of the most impressive old growth groves in Redwood National & State Parks.

The Bike’n’Hike Days will provide opportunities for park visitors to experience the parkway without the sound of cars and trucks.

Come explore one of the most beautiful and historic roadways in northern California by foot, bicycle, skateboard, roller blades, wheelchair or any other non-motorized vehicle. Dogs on leash are also welcome on the parkway, although they are prohibited on the trails.

The Drury Parkway is a segment of the historic Redwood Highway parallel to Highway 101, six miles north of the town of Orick. It offers something for riders of all levels, from families with kids looking for a safe and easy two-mile loop ride to Big Tree, to athletic cyclists wishing to do the entire parkway roundtrip.

Much of the southern end of the parkway is flat, while the hills of the northern portion require a bit more effort. Parking is available at the southern entrance to the parkway in designated spaces adjacent to Elk Prairie, in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, the southernmost unit of Redwood National & State Parks.

Western Azalea

Humboldt Lagoons State Park Azalea Restoration

California State Parks invites volunteers to help restore western azaleas in Humboldt Lagoons State Park. The workday crew will remove vegetation encroaching into the azalea bushes with loppers, hand saws and hand clippers. Participants meet at the Stagecoach Hill Azalea trailhead on Big Lagoon Ranch Road.

Take Highway 101 to Kane Road (highway marker 112.5); turn right and go up the hill to Big Lagoon Ranch Road following the signs to the trailhead. All ages welcome. Participants are encouraged to wear sturdy shoes for walking off-trail. Volunteers get a free day-pass for nearby Patrick’s Point State Park.

The organizers have extra gloves and tools for volunteers. Work locations are less than a ½ mile hike from the trailhead. Parking is limited, please carpool if possible.

Bikes on Newton Drury Parkway

Redwood NP scenic road opens to hikers, bikers, pets

The Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway in northern Humboldt County, which is compared to the Avenue of the Giants for sheer redwood beauty, will close the first Saturday of each month to motorized traffic from February to May.

Park rangers invite everyone to bike, hike or walk their dog along the ten-mile road, which meanders among some of the most impressive old growth groves in Redwood National & State Parks.

The Bike’n’Hike Days will provide opportunities for park visitors to experience the parkway without the sound of cars and trucks.

Come explore one of the most beautiful and historic roadways in northern California by foot, bicycle, skateboard, roller blades, wheelchair or any other non-motorized vehicle. Dogs on leash are also welcome on the parkway, although they are prohibited on the trails.

The Drury Parkway is a segment of the historic Redwood Highway parallel to Highway 101, six miles north of the town of Orick. It offers something for riders of all levels, from families with kids looking for a safe and easy two-mile loop ride to Big Tree, to athletic cyclists wishing to do the entire parkway roundtrip.

Much of the southern end of the parkway is flat, while the hills of the northern portion require a bit more effort. Parking is available at the southern entrance to the parkway in designated spaces adjacent to Elk Prairie, in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, the southernmost unit of Redwood National & State Parks.