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Redwoods Family Multi-Adventure Camping Tour – Older Teens & 20s

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California's North Coast—Redwood Explorations

From $1,898 pp dbl. occ. | 5 days / 4 nights

Can you hear it? True silence. It's a redwood grove specialty. Perhaps it's the immensity of these ancient trees diffusing all sounds from the outside world. Or maybe it's the fact that you practically have the park to yourself. It's a magical stillness. A serenity you'll never forget. And you'll never quite match.

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California

San Francisco/San Francisco or Eureka

Redwood Empire Map

Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the tranquility of majestic—and off-the-beaten-path—national and state parks
  • Pedal and hike among the planet's largest remaining stands of towering virgin redwoods, learning about efforts to preserve them
  • Watch for bald eagles, seals and other wildlife while kayaking through protected lagoon waters
  • Enjoy campfire camaraderie in the open air while savoring fresh local seafood prepared by our camp chef
California

San Francisco/San Francisco or Eureka

Redwood Empire Map

Itinerary

Day 1 Bike beneath colossal trees along the Avenue of Giants | Hike at Humboldt Redwoods State Park in the company of some of the planet's oldest residents | Stop at the park's visitor center, where the natural history of the redwood comes to life.

Day 2 Feel like you've entered a prehistoric world as you walk amid ferns and old-growth trees, breathtaking in age and beauty | Visit the extraordinary Rockefeller Forest and attempt to wrap your head (and arms!) around the 362-foot-tall and 14-foot-wide Rockefeller tree | After a picnic lunch on the banks of the Eel River, explore the forest on the Bull Creek Loop.

Day 3 Journey to Big Lagoon for a kayaking excursion | As you glide across the water, survey the shoreline, marshes and surrounding hills for wildlife such as shorebirds, bald eagles, peregrine falcons and western pond turtles | Set out on a hike along the Rim Trail, a pathway once used by the native Yurok people, to a viewpoint offering a striking panorama of the rocky coastline.

Days 4-5 Head to Redwood National Park for an incredible hike among the tallest living things on Earth | Meandering toward the coast, learn about the redwood ecosystem and keep an eye out for majestic Roosevelt elk that often graze in a nearby meadow | Spend time exploring the expansive beach.

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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2018 June
2018 August

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Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from a large selection of dates for your group of 8 or more. Call us for date availability. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.

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Prices

From $1,898 pp dbl. occ.
5 days / 4 nights

Traveling with Kids

Deluxe Camping

Albee Creek Campground
Albee Creek Campground

Humboldt Redwoods State Park (2 nights)

Patrick's Point Campground
Patrick's Point Campground

Patrick's Point State Park (2 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 1-3

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Northern California

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Deluxe Camping

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

Albee Creek Campground

Albee Creek Campground

Humboldt Redwoods State Park (2 nights)

Set beside a small creek in the shadow of old-growth redwoods, this North Coast gem is considered one of the best-kept secrets in California.

Patrick's Point Campground

Patrick's Point Campground

Patrick's Point State Park (2 nights)

Slumber amid fir trees at this beautiful campground, just steps from a bluff with stunning ocean views.

This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-3

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

Daily Route Options
Day Activity EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 Biking 13 700 25 850
Walking/Hiking 1 100
2 Walking/Hiking 5* 300 10 600
3 Biking 13 700 19 1400
Kayaking on Humboldt Lagoons (2 Hours)
4 Walking/Hiking 2* 200 5 500 11 1300
5 Walking/Hiking 2 200
 

Note:

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Meals

All breakfasts, 4 dinners, 5 lunches

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day’s ride is a bike that’s perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip or view our full bike fleet in further detail.

Backroads Titanium Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Our custom-built titanium bikes are specially designed for you—and we offer different models for varied terrain so your bike is ideally suited to the region. Our custom-made bikes are included in your trip price.

Touring Bike (Included)

For trips departing before 4/15/18, please see available bike options here.

Burley Kazoo trailer bike (Included in your trip price)

The Burley Kazoo trailer bike, for children up to 85 pounds, attaches to an adult bike with your child providing some of the pedal power for a real team effort! It's ideal for kids who may be comfortable pedaling around the neighborhood but aren't yet ready for bike touring.

Burley Kazoo trailer bike

Burley Cub trailer (Included)

Burley Cub trailer (Included in your trip price)

The Burley Cub trailer, for one or two children 60 pounds and under, is sturdy carrier that attaches to our bikes. It provides a comfortable and safe ride in the spacious interior with inner pockets for snacks and drinks, a reclining seat with a secure five point padded harness system and an adjustable sunscreen.

Burley Cub trailer

Burley Cub trailer

Also Included

  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Tents & Sleeping Essentials

Our spacious dome tents comfortably accommodate two adults plus luggage. On Family Trips we provide two adjacent tents for parents and children. Cots with an extra-thick inflatable sleeping pad, sleeping bag and sleep sheet are all provided. Backroads does not supply pillows, so please bring your own. No lighting is provided in your tent, so a small flashlight is essential.

Shuttles

To bring you to our favorite parts of the Redwood Empire, we make liberal use of shuttles on this trip. So although you'll see the inside of the Backroads van on most days and will experience some longer shuttles at the beginning and end of the trip, consider it an opportunity to view some spectacular scenery while resting your legs in preparation for your next activity.

Restroom & Shower Facilities

Restroom facilities are available at each campground. The restroom floors can be wet, so be sure to bring flip-flops! We also recommend bringing a hanging toiletry bag since space is limited and surfaces are wet. Be advised that outlets and mirrors are few. Backroads does not supply towels, so please be sure to pack your own.

Why Travel with Backroads in Northern California

Traveling among Giants

Our Trip Designer grew up among the redwoods of Humboldt County. Each year he fine-tunes this itinerary to highlight the hidden gems of these 2,000-year-old forests. Whether you’re biking along the Avenue of Giants, hiking the Rim Trail and out onto Patrick's Point, or spotting eagles from your kayak in Humboldt Lagoons, you see this magical region through the eyes of a native son.

More Leaders to Support You

On our Northern California trips we have an extra leader supporting you along the road and trail—for a total of three, compared to the industry standard two. So we can be in more places at once, giving personal attention to guests traveling at their own pace. Here's more on our Trip Leaders.

No One Else Camps Like This

Only Backroads offers our style of Deluxe Camping in Northern California. Whether you're a first-timer or an old pro, you'll love how we immerse you in spectacular surroundings—and look after all the chores. Enjoy a great meal by the fire with interesting companions, then a peaceful night on your comfortable cot. Here's more on how we do the great outdoors.

Kids Who Aren't Kids Anymore

Only Backroads offers active trips in Northern California designed for families with older teens and 20s. These trips are aimed at you and the amazingly grownup members of your clan—whether they're almost high school grads, already in college or further along. Find out more in this blog post.

The Best Leaders in Northern California

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Northern California, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

Get the Most Out of Each Day

Coordinating multiple activities throughout a single day can be tricky, but with Backroads you'll never know it. When you explore Northern California with us, you switch activities seamlessly without missing a beat. We invented the multi-adventure concept, and we're constantly adding new dimensions and fine-tuning the experience to make it even more enjoyable.

Signature Backroads Picnics

Guests rave about our picnic spreads. Enjoy a welcome break in a scenic spot, or a quick refuel stop if you don't want to lose momentum. And because we have two vans, one can host lunch while the other is out providing support along the route.

Photo Gallery

Hiking - Backroads Redwood Family Multi-Adventure Tour
Campfire - Backroads Redwood Family Multi-Adventure Tour
Biking - Backroads Redwood Multi-Adventure Tour
Albee Creek Campground - Backroads Redwood Family Multi-Adventure Tour
Biking - Backroads Redwood Family Multi-Adventure Tour
California coast - Backroads Redwood Family Multi-Adventure Tour
Hiking - Backroads Redwood Family Multi-Adventure Tour
Field - Backroads Redwood Family Multi-Adventure Tour
Coffee - Backroads Redwood Family Multi-Adventure Tour
Elk - Backroads Redwood Family Multi-Adventure Tour
Sanwiches - Backroads Redwood Multi-Adventure Tour

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Tents & Sleeping Essentials

Our spacious dome tents comfortably accommodate two adults plus luggage. On Family Trips we provide two adjacent tents for parents and children. Cots with an extra-thick inflatable sleeping pad, sleeping bag and sleep sheet are all provided. Backroads does not supply pillows, so please bring your own. No lighting is provided in your tent, so a small flashlight is essential.

Shuttles

To bring you to our favorite parts of the Redwood Empire, we make liberal use of shuttles on this trip. So although you'll see the inside of the Backroads van on most days and will experience some longer shuttles at the beginning and end of the trip, consider it an opportunity to view some spectacular scenery while resting your legs in preparation for your next activity.

Restroom & Shower Facilities

Restroom facilities are available at each campground. The restroom floors can be wet, so be sure to bring flip-flops! We also recommend bringing a hanging toiletry bag since space is limited and surfaces are wet. Be advised that outlets and mirrors are few. Backroads does not supply towels, so please be sure to pack your own.
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