The Wilderness Explorer Camp at Disney California Adventure



It’s like a mini Sequoia National Park.  The Rangers here always have good pins to trade!

The Wilderness Explorer Camp at Redwood Creek is one of our favorite places at Disney California Adventure.


It’s across from Grizzly Peak.

up3It seems very “California” with lots of trees and trails.  It’s definitely Ian’s favorite place to explore!

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Russell at his meet and greet. You can also find him walking along the trail sometimes.

It’s the best place to find Russell completing his Wilderness Explorer badges.

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Russell and Dug on the wilderness trail.


The Wilderness Explorer badge.

After some exploring, we went into the Grand Californian resort and checked out all the Russell and Dug Up! merchandise there:


Russell Ears


Explorer cap and Dug backpack


Russell T-shirts, pins and dolls


Squirrel! coffee mug

Hit the Trail

Encounter the Great Outdoors along the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail. Explore the area in any order you wish and enjoy a “forest” range of activities for everyone.

Practice the art of traverse climbing at the Cliff Hanger Traverse Rock Climb. Glide down a natural rock slide. Clamber up the ropes course to the lookout towers high above the tree line. Practice your park ranger skills on the tire swing at Sequoia Smokejumpers Training Tower.

There’s a world of woodsy fun waiting to be discovered!

Meet Your Spirit Animal

Hidden in the rocks, the Spirit Cave awaits—where brave adventurers encounter their mystical spirit animal. What will the enchanted cave reveal about you? Are you a bear, a wolf or even… a skunk?

Visit the Spirit Cave and find out!

Big Adventures for Kids of All Sizes

The experiences of Redwood Creek Challenge Trail have no height or age requirements except:

Cliff Hanger Traverse Rock Climb – Guests must be 42 inches (106 cm) or taller.

Hoot n’ Holler Log Slides – Guests must be 32 inches (81 cm) or taller.

Sequoia Smokejumpers Training Tower – Guests must be between 42 inches (106 cm) and 63 inches (160 cm) tall. Guests must also be under 13 years of age.



Meeting Russell and Mr. Fredricksen

We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Both are available on in paperback and Kindle:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

Adventure Book Cover

Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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