Navarro River Redwoods State Park is a state park of California, United States. It is located in Mendocino County and consists of 1,078 acres (430ha) of second-growth redwood forest with an additional 2,400 acres (970ha) of non-native coniferous plantations.
There are more than 30 miles (48km) of hiking trails within the park. Some run all the way up the river; others branch off into smaller trails that wander through dense forests or skirt lakes and ponds. A network of logging roads provides access to many areas not reachable by trail. The park has four major trailheads: one each near Leggett, Laytonville, Little River and Caspar, as well as a central parking area near the visitor center.
Other minor trailheads include those indicated on the map below. The Pacific Crest Trail passes through the park. The Mendocino Woodlands Nature Center features exhibits about the natural history and cultural history of the Mendocino woodlands. Programs offered include guided nature walks, children’s days, holiday events, and birding trips led by local experts.
The park was established on July 10, 1952, after the Mendocino Lumber Company had cut most of its trees by 1917, leaving behind some very tall specimens along the river bank. In 1934, about 200 members of the Save the Redwoods League purchased the lumber company’s land from the Mendocino Lumber Company and formed the Save the Redwoods Trust which became the Save the Redwoods State Park. On May 15, 1937, the federal government deeded 320 acres to the state for $1, plus the assumption of liabilities under the Federal Emergency Relief Administration’s mortgage.Another loan from the FERA covered the purchase of another 640 acres in June 1945, at which point the park officially opened. The campground was added in 1959.