Day 4: Redwoods National Park to Grants Pass
Today you’ll enjoy the gentle giants in Redwoods National Park or other Redwood Groves on your way back into Oregon. Make a quick stop in Crescent City to check out the lighthouse and grab a beer. Then head back to Oregon, heading inland towards the wild and scenic Rouge River.
Northern California Adventures and Stops
There are a number of trails to hike in Redwoods National Park – I started at the Prairie Creek Visitor Center and hiked the Revelation Trail. Or you can drive the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway – the National Park’s version of the Avenue of the Giants. There are tons of pullouts where you can stop and take short hikes into the woods and try out a bit of forest bathing.
Before crossing back into Oregon stop at scenic Crescent City and check out the Battery Point Lighthouse – one of the first lighthouses built on the rugged California Coast. There’s a great museum to visit in the lighthouse – however you can only visit the lighthouse and island at low tides – so be sure to read the tide schedule before going.
Don’t Miss this Food
Breakfast this morning is not to be missed at Requa Inn!
Stop at Sea Quake brewery near the lighthouse and enjoy a craft beer and sandwiches before heading back into Oregon.
Dinner at Taprock Grill in Grants Pass – it has outdoor seating right along the river.
Where to Stay in Grants Pass
Stay at the historic Weaskyou Inn. This Oregon legend was built in 1924 along the banks of the Rogue River. It was a vacation retreat for many Hollywood personalities such as Clark Gable, Carol Lombard, and Walt Disney. In 1993, Country House Inns purchased Weasku Inn and began restoring it. In addition to the historic main timber lodge, they have cute, new, spacious cottages to stay in!
However, the main timber lodge is really where all of the history is. Its cozy fireplace welcomes you in and the walls are filled with old pictures. The grounds of the Inn are also beautiful and tranquil. It was a complete treat to spend a night and morning at this iconic inn.