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A loop trail through second growth redwoods.


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1.5

Miles

2.4

KM

Point to Point

544' 166 m

High

135' 41 m

Low

400' 122 m

Up

468' 143 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

60%

Max Grade (31°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features River/Creek

Description

The Wellman Loop Trail is 1.5 miles long and is only 500 meters from the Jed Smith Visitor Center. The parking area for the trailhead is across the street. There is a short hike to the loop. I thought this beginning part was the highlight of the hike. You hike through patches of clover on each side of the trail, and it’s a nice section of old growth redwoods.

There is a sign directing you to the right for the loop. The trail climbs quickly. The trail is steep all the way to the top. Near the top is a small grave of redwoods, but this trail is so steep it is hardly worth the effort. If you would like a workout this is a good trail. There are better trails in the park to see the redwoods.

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Land Manager: NPS - Redwood

Shared By:

John Maurizi

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The start of the trail is marked by this sign.
Apr 27, 2017 near Bertsch…, CA
The Wellman Loop Trail has a soft tread throughout its length.
Apr 27, 2017 near Bertsch…, CA
Wellman Loop Trail traverses age-old forests in the heart of the redwoods.
Apr 27, 2017 near Bertsch…, CA
The Wellman Loop Trail traverses the base of numerous towering redwoods.
Apr 27, 2017 near Bertsch…, CA

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