2-Day Itinerary: Redwood National and State Parks Road Trip [Day 2]

Redwood National and State Parks road trip itinerary

Go here to see Day 1 of our 2-Day Redwood National and State Parks Road Trip Itinerary where we visited Muir Woods National Monument, Chandelier Drive-Thru Tree, and Avenue of the Giants. We stayed overnight in the coastal city of Eureka, and headed out to a couple nearby hikes on Day 2.

Day 2

11am – We leisurely started the morning by going into town for some coffee and smoothies. Since we don’t live near an In-N-Out, we went there to fuel up for our day of hiking ahead haha.

Yurok Loop Trail

Yurok Loop Trail
Yurok Loop Trail hike itinerary

12pmYurok Loop Trail is a little over an hour north of Eureka. You could go straight through to the beach, or take the Coastal Trail, which is a very mild hike with spectacular ocean views. There are no redwoods on this trail, but you’ll see lots of Douglas Fir and Sitka Spruce, wildflowers, and more.

Fern Canyon

Fern Canyon
Fern Canyon hike itinerary

2pm – From Yurok Loop Trail, we drove an hour to Fern Canyon, which is a must visit! The hike is about a mile, and you’re surrounded by lush greenery and ferns growing in a 50-foot-deep vertical walled canyon. It feels like being transported to ancient times when nature was king. I recommend waterproof footwear as you’re hiking on gravel, through streams, and over logs. It was such a fun experience! You can drive or hike in, but if you drive in, make sure your car can get through streams and lots of holes and bumps.

Cool fact: If Fern Canyon looks familiar, it’s because it was used for several scenes in the movie Jurassic Park 2: Lost Worlds (1997) and the BBC series Walking with Dinosaurs (2000)!


5pm – We got back to Eureka early enough to chill at Redwood Brewing Co. for a few beers before going to LoCo Fish Co. for crispy fish tacos and fish & chips.

Click here to see Day 1 of our 2-Day Redwood National and State Parks Road Trip Itinerary. Exploring the Redwood National and State Parks was such a healing trip from being outside in nature. From there, we drove to Napa for the weekend and celebrated my birthday with lots of good food and wine. I’ll post our Napa itinerary soon!

Fila cropped sweatshirt (sold out – similar here & here / shop more sweatshirts), Alala cropped tee (shop more activewear tops), LNA leopard leggings (on sale! – shop more leggings), Nike socks, Columbia hiking boots

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