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'O Rew Redwoods: New Trails Coming 2026

Exciting developments are underway in Yurok Country, where a historic agreement between the Save the Redwoods League, the Yurok Tribe, the National Park Service, and California State Parks is set to transform the ‘O Rew area into a vibrant cultural and recreational gateway. 


Informational sign at Prairie Creek Visitor Center displaying trail maps and descriptions, surrounded by lush greenery.
Informational sign at Prairie Creek Visitor Center. Author photo.

Scheduled for completion in 2026, the ‘O Rew Redwoods Gateway plans include a visitor center that will highlight the Yurok Tribe's history and culture, making it the destination for those seeking to immerse themselves in the story of California’s largest Native American tribe. 


Close-up of hands weaving a traditional Yurok basket, showcasing the intricate craft and skill involved.
Close-up of hands weaving a traditional Yurok basket, showcasing the intricate craft and skill involved.

What Does this Mean for Travelers?

Travelers will soon be able to enjoy newly accessible trails, including a segment of the California Coastal Trail, and engage with interpretive exhibits that enrich their understanding of the Yurok people and their ancestral lands.


Family hiking through the Redwood Forest.
Family hiking through the Redwood Forest.

As the ‘O Rew Redwoods Gateway project progresses, keep this destination in mind for your future travel plans. Use our ‘Getting Here’ guide to start planning your visit.


For more details on this groundbreaking project, check out the official news release.




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