Humboldt Redwoods State Park In-Person Field Trips
Book an in-person field trip for Humboldt Redwoods State Park
In-Person field trips are available at Humboldt Redwoods State Park for both guided and self-guided field trips. See below for details:
A self-guided field trip is independently facilitated by K-12 educators, chaperones or youth program group leaders without the support of California State Park staff. (See the calendar below for details)
A guided field trip is facilitated by California State Park Interpreters who's work is focused on sharing the natural, cultural, and historical resources for the park. (See below for details)
Guided Field Trips
Join us for a 2-3 hour guided field trip at Humboldt Redwoods State Park! Before your field trip, you will get to choose activities that will fit the unit standards and needs of your class. Students will learn about the park’s natural and cultural heritage by exploring our redwood forests, its habitats, stories, and places. From the Eel River watershed to women’s redwood conservation herstory, old-growth redwood forests have something for everyone.
Field trips generally include:
An introduction to the park,
A guided nature walk,
And an educational, physical, or creative activity.
Field trips are hosted entirely outdoors, with some opportunities to sit under covered shelter if necessary. Be prepared for hikes and activities in the forest. Our interpreters are very flexible and happy to design an experience for you and your students.
Field Trips are available throughout the school year. Guided field trips typically take 2-3 hours to complete, with a maximum group size of 50 students and a preferred adult to student ratio of 1:10.
Self-Guided Field Trips
Self-Guided Field Trips are facilitated independently by K-12 educators, chaperones, and youth program leaders without the support of California State Park staff.
During your field trip, you are more than welcome to explore the park whilst following established park rules. Upon completion of your field trip reservation, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to prepare for and reflect on your field trip.
For your field trip, we recommend one of the following areas to visit:
Gould Nature Loop Trail (For parking, click here)
Founder’s Grove (For parking, click here)
Explore the Eel River (Federation of Women’s Clubs Grove or River Trail via Gould Grove Nature Loop)
Bull Creek Watershed (Big Trees Wayside off Mattole Road)
If you have any immediate questions or concerns please contact Erika.Granadino@parks.ca.gov & Cleo.Domingo@parks.ca.gov.