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Fern Canyon

Redwood National Park


Fern Canyon is a stunning, world-renowned destination, made famous by it’s appearance in the Jurrasic Park movie franchise. Literally dripping with ferns from wall to wall with a creek flowing through, this canyon is a mesmerizing spot that everyone visiting Redwood National Park should see.

Distance: 1.1 miles roundtrip
Time: 1-2 hours

The trail can be done as a 1.1mile loop or an out and back which is more popular as visitors get to see the spectacular parts twice.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Fern Canyon is in the early morning when the light is especially beautiful and there are few people.

Things to Note

Fern Canyon is located just down the road from Gold Bluffs Beach which is a great place for a stop or to camp! On your way in or out be sure to stop by the very popular Lady Bird Johnson Grove, Redwood Creek Overlook, & the little-visited Bald Hills.

Fern Canyon | Redwood National Park, California

The Redwood Film

Redwood National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and for good reason. A trip to this magical place is a must for every human on the planet. Journey with us as we explore the tallest trees on the planet. This is Redwood.​


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Will Pattiz

Co-founder of More Than Just Parks. Husband. Conservationist. Currently living in NYC.

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