Coastal Oregon & California’s Redwoods

The Pacific Northwest is one of the most beautiful places in the world during springtime. Backcountry Journeys is excited to offer a photography workshop featuring two distinct areas of the Pacific Northwest – the southern Oregon Coast and California’s Redwoods National Park. This workshop will be packed with great photography opportunities. We will spend the week chasing light over the rugged seascapes of southern Oregon, photographing wildflowers, and seeing some of the largest trees on the planet.

Our trip begins with several days along the Oregon Coast. The Oregon Coast stretches 363 miles and is considered by many to be the most beautiful coastline in the United States. The coast encompasses 79 state parks, 11 lighthouses, and 11 specially designed bridges. All 363 miles of the coast are rugged, perhaps the most rugged in the lower 48. Sea stacks, caves, and tide pools line most of the beaches and access is very good. There are endless compositions for avid landscape photographers. We will spend our time traversing south from Bandon, OR and we will visit the best beaches along the way.

The second part of the trip will focus on Redwoods National Park in Northern California. Redwoods National Park is home to some of the most majestic forests on earth. California’s Coastal Redwoods can achieve heights of almost 400 feet and survive up to 2,000 years. The park offers much more than the Redwoods – Spring brings a cornucopia of wildflower blooms to the park and its  forests are often shrouded in fog (great for photos!). There are two wildflower species that we will be after – rhododendrons and lupines. Rhododendrons live amongst the towering Redwoods and have vibrant pink flowers, while the lupines thrive on the open hills overlooking the forests. With some luck, we will be able to see both species and photograph them.

All in all, a ton is packed into this workshop. It is one of our favorite workshops to host because of the diversity of landscapes we visit. Join us for a great experience you won’t soon forget!


  • Peak Wildflower & Rhododendron Season
  • Mind blowing Sea-Scapes
  • Massive Coastal Redwoods
  • Some of the BEST landscape photography on the planet
  • Small groups
  • Cozy hotels in Southern Oregon & Northern California
  • Shoot alongside a professional photographer

Coastal Oregon & California’s Redwoods

6 Days

Trip Price: from $3395 double occupancy

+$500 single supplement

Deposit: $1000

Meals: Most meals included (see itinerary)

Lodging: 5 nights lodging

Fly In/Out: Eugene, Oregon

Hours: Mon-Fri 8am to 4pm Mountain Time


*trip difficulty ratings

Dates & Pricing

The earlier you book, the more choices you’ll have on dates and you’ll lock-in our lowest prices! Plus you can always change your mind – you won’t be charged to switch to a different trip before your final payment is due!

Trip Details

Physical Requirements
All participants must be in good physical condition and have the ability to hike with a daypack.

Group Size
We keep groups small to maximize your one on one time with the guide / instructor.

We will be staying at cozy hotels along the Oregon Coast and in Northern California.

Most meals are included during the trip dates. Dinners are at hand picked local restaurants. We often do snacks on the trail and then return for a late breakfast during photography trips as we are often out early to capture the morning light.

Expect warm pleasant days with cold misty mornings and evenings. The weather can prove unpredictable in the Pacific Northwest and can change on a moments notice. Remember some of the best photographs are made before, during and immediately after a storm cycle. There is no such thing as bad weather just poor layering and gear choices – please plan accordingly! For more info on what to bring please email or call us.

Price Includes
Most meals, ground transportation, accommodation during the trip dates, professional photography instruction, medically certified wilderness guide.

Price Does Not Include
Airfare, alcoholic beverages, accommodations before or after the trip dates, guide & staff gratuities

Travel Details
Departure city is Eugene, Oregon (you can also fly out of Crescent, CA at the end of the trip if you would prefer)

“You want beautiful landscapes? This is the BEST of the Pacific Northwest! Trust me. I grew up here!”

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