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Emerald Ridge Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.2 mile 1.9 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -603' -184 m
High: 744' 227 m
Low: 141' 43 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 26% (15°)

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Trail shared by Zander Göpfert

Head down to Redwood Creek through this prolific expanse of intact forest that was saved from logging in the 1960s.

Zander Göpfert

Features Birding · River/Creek · Wildlife

Description

To access this trail, head to the Tall Trees Trailhead and parking area. Take the Tall Trees Trail for a 1/4 mile looking for the start of this trail on the left (south) side. You can also hop onto this trail around the midpoint via the Dolason Prairie Trail.

The trail begins with a relatively abrupt descent through dense, old-growth forest until it comes out at Redwood Creek. This area was protected from logging in the late 60's, and the trees are that much bigger because of it.

Flora & Fauna

Healthy stands of redwoods.

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Contacts

Land Manager: NPS - Redwood

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Nov 16, 2016
Patrick Nagle
Short hike to a gravel bar on Redwood Creek. Couple of downed trees on the trail.

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#2,212

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Tall Trees Trail in Redwood National Park
Aug 28, 2017 near Westhav…, CA
Emerald Ridge Trail ends here at the bank of Redwood Creek.
May 2, 2017 near Westhav…, CA

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