THE NORTHERNMOST LINK in the California chain of hostels, the Redwood National Park Hostel is located in mist-shrouded Redwood National Park -- a World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve -- just a stone's throw from the Pacific Ocean.

The hostel, built in 1908, was the pioneer home of the Louis DeMartin family.  The hostel promotes sustainable living concepts through recycling and conservation of natural resources.  Information is available on hiking trails, park attractions, and the ecology, economy, and history of the local area.

Hostellers can explore the spectacular California Coastal Trail or take day and half-day hikes through the immense trees of the primordial Redwood Forest, and possibly glimpse Roosevelt elk, black bear, mountain lions, or even the legendary Bigfoot!  Hostellers may also cycle the Bikecentennial Coastal Route, surf, swim, enjoy a driftwood fire on the beach, and watch for migrating whales offshore or birds as they travel the Pacific Flyway.

1999-2000 RATES: $13-15 per person per night --
Children (17 and under) $6.50
Reservations by phone with credit card.

PHONE: 1-(707) 482-8265
TOLL FREE: 1-(800) 909-4776 Extension 74

HOURS: Open everyday from 7:30-9:30 AM & 4:30-9:30 PM

DIRECTIONS: Turn inland off Highway 101 at Wilson Creek Road, 12 miles south of Crescent City and 7 miles north of Klamath, California.  By public transportation -- daily bus service from Crescent City; Greyhound stops at Wilson Creek Road by request (hostel is a Greyhound Flag Stop).

The Redwood National Park Hostel is operated by the Golden Gate Council of Hostelling International-American Youth Hostels, a non-profit membership organization, with the cooperation of Redwood National Park.