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Hope Creek/Ten Taypo Loop

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Length


3.6 Miles 5.8 Kilometers


730' 223 m

Ascent

-728' -222 m

Descent

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

1,123' 342 m

High

639' 195 m

Low

Shared By Zander Göpfert

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A moderate loop up along Hope Creek to a ridge through giant redwoods and dense fern growth.

Zander Göpfert

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views

Family Friendly A great loop option for kids who can handle a ~3.5 miles outing.

Overview

This manageable loop follows Hope Creek on the Hope Creek Trail through a riparian habitat and towering old-growth redwood forest. Linking up with the Ten Taypo Trail, head back through dense fern growth with intermittent redwoods that show burn scars, some almost half their width.

Description

Access this hike off the east side of Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway, across from the Ossagon Trail and trailhead (mile marker 132.74).

Head up the quicker and easier of the two trails on Hope Creek Trail that heads up Hope Creek through a riparian (creekside) habitat.

After three-quarters of a mile, this trail begins to level off with another three-quarters of a mile up to a broad ridge.

Continue onto the Ten Taypo Trail as it bends to the south and west. This trail allows visitors to take a peek into a lesser known aspect of a this typically lush ecosystem. With fog and rainfall keeping the area generally damp, it can be difficult for visitors to envision wildfire moving through the area, however, fire is a natural part of the life cycle in the park.

While returning on this trail, keep an eye out for a grove of giant redwoods with deep fire scars. Even with this apparent damage, many have continued their slow and persistent growth.

Once back at the Hope Creek Trail, turn left (west) and retrace your steps to the parking area and trailhead.

Flora & Fauna

Towering redwoods and dense fern coverage.

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