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Redwood Creek Trail

Intermediate
 3.5 (2)

A beautiful trail with stunning views of Redwood Creek and a few old growth redwoods.


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Map Key

8.0

Miles

12.9

KM

Point to Point

262' 80 m

High

41' 13 m

Low

599' 183 m

Up

548' 167 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

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Features River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly While the whole trail may be too much for young kids. The first few miles are beautiful and easy to travel. The first or second summer-bridges make a good early turn-around spot.

Description

The first stretch of trail is well-maintained, wheelchair-accessible, and surfaced with gravel. It makes a very pleasant stroll. This portion passes through a wide alluvial flat lined with an open forest of red alders, Douglas-fir, and maple, with a few clusters of old-growth redwood. At 1.5 miles, the trail crosses Redwood Creek on the first of the two summer-only footbridges. Looking out over the creek, you can see old-growth redwoods towering above the layer of regular-height trees that grows along the banks.

After the first creek crossing, the forest closes in around the trail and the scenery gets somewhat monotonous. the first mile or two is especially narrow, but then it opens up again. Approaching the end of the Redwood Creek Trail, you'll climb to an intersection with a trail to 44 camp. There you descend to your left toward the creek in which you'll find the second seasonal footbridge.

On the other side of the creek, the trail enters the Tall Trees Grove. Making your way among the big redwoods after the long hike up the creek gives you a real appreciation for how extraordinary this old-growth grove really is.

Contacts

Land Manager: NPS - Redwood

Shared By:

ALBERT GOODE

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  3.5 from 2 votes

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Looking up Redwood Creek.
Jun 16, 2016 near Westhav…, CA
Tall Trees Grove in Redwood National Park
Aug 28, 2017 near Westhav…, CA
One of two seasonal bridges placed by the hardworking trail crew at Redwood National Park. It's a great alternative!
Jun 16, 2016 near Westhav…, CA
Tall Trees Grove in Redwood National Park
Aug 28, 2017 near Westhav…, CA
Tall Trees Grove in Redwood National Park
Aug 28, 2017 near Westhav…, CA
The trail junction near the Tall Trees Grove.
Dec 21, 2016 near Westhav…, CA

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Jun 25, 2019
Scott Campbell
Aug 13, 2018
Gretchen Chojnacki-Herbers
Beautiful hike with delicious blackberries to keep us motivated! 3mi — 2h 00m
Aug 9, 2018
Vipul Lakhani
To 44 camp for 2 night backpacking trip
Jul 30, 2017
Dylan Cody
Overnight Backpack Trip 22mi
May 27, 2017
Saif Hasan
one way hike 8mi
Aug 20, 2016
Bei Bei
16mi
Jun 15, 2016
ALBERT GOODE
Seasonal bridges has been placed at both Creek crossings. The trail has had the vegetation beautifully maintained from the trailhead all the way up... — 9h 00m
Apr 15, 2010
Jessyca Dudley