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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

97%

Runnable

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

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 run 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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Sep 12, 2016
Laura Schwartz
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