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What kinds of tours are there of Redwood National Park?

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The National Park Service and private tour companies offer tours of Redwood National Park. Tours by the National Park Service tend to be ranger-led programs that focus on the ecology of the park, as of 2015. Private tour companies offer tour packages, combining different adventure options.

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The National Park Service offers nature walks, tide pool walks, and guided kayak tours from mid-May through mid-September. Junior ranger and campfire programs are also offered by the National Park Service. Redwood National Park does not charge an entry fee, and the ranger-led tours and programs are free.

Private tour companies offer more adventurous tours, such as mountain bike, horseback riding and fishing tours. Other tours include birding, photography and adventures such as rock climbing and through wooded terrain in forests. Most private companies offer tours year-round, but some activities are seasonal, such as fishing and kayaking tours.

Regardless of the type of tour, it is important to dress appropriately for them. The redwood forest is essentially a rain forest and as such is damp, foggy, and often rainy. Those participating in forest tours should dress in layers, wear hiking shoes with good tread on the soles, and bring rain gear. The National Park Service recommends bringing bottled water and a snack, while private tour companies often provide these items and sometimes lunch. Be sure to read all tour requirements before leaving home.

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