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Redwood Trail

Intermediate
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Wind through the dense redwood forest and its seasonal stream valleys.


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Map Key

0.9

Miles

1.5

KM

86%

Runnable

1,766' 538 m

High

1,668' 509 m

Low

135' 41 m

Up

162' 49 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

Open 8 a.m. to sunset.

Description

Redwood Trail begins and ends along other trails in Mt. Madonna County Park. Thus, it is typically part of a longer run that includes other trails. As shown in this description, from the parking area near the Redwood Trail start, the trail is found by heading south from the parking area on Blue Springs Access Trail.

After only a tenth of a mile, Blue Springs Trail is reached. Go left here onto Blue Springs Trail, and then almost immediately go right/south onto Bayview Trail at a trail junction marked by a trail signpost. Now on Bayview Trail, after about a tenth of a mile, go left at an unmarked trail junction to stay on Bayview Trail. Then almost immediately there is a well marked trail junction that is the start of Redwood Trail - stay to the left and follow the signpost arrow onto Redwood Trail.

Redwood Trail is entirely in the redwood forest of Mt. Madonna County Park. It travels in the central area of the park that is criss-crossed by several other trails, and laced with seasonal streams in their steep sided, lush valleys. Redwood Trail winds along in this redwood forested central area as it climbs and descends the hillsides, passing other trails and the park road, along the way.

At the 0.4 mile mark, the trail crosses the park road. Redwood Trail then crosses Blue Springs Trail at the 0.5 mile mark, and Rock Springs Trail at the 0.6 mile mark. All these crossings are marked with trail signposts that point the way on Redwood Trail and the trails it crosses.

Redwood Trail then ends at Iron Springs Trail after 0.9 miles. From here, one can take Iron Springs Trail to either Rock Springs Trail or Blackhawk Trail, which can then lead one to the parking area along the park road.

Flora & Fauna

Mixed redwood forest, mostly redwoods. Thick undergrowth.

Contacts

Shared By:

Joan Pendleton

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Photos

Deep in the redwood forest of Mt. Madonna County Park, Redwood Trail, on the left, climbs up out of the seasonal stream valley on the right.
Jan 18, 2021 near Interlaken, CA
A giant redwood among smaller redwoods, seen along Redwood Trail.
Jan 18, 2021 near Interlaken, CA
Blue Springs Trail winds through the sunlit redwood forest in an area laced with seasonal streams, such as the one in the valley to the left of the trail here.
Jan 18, 2021 near Interlaken, CA
This is one BIG redwood (center) that Redwood Trail passes in the thick redwood forest.
Jan 18, 2021 near Interlaken, CA
Moss covered trees, redwoods, ferns and other dense low growth along Rock Springs Trail.
Dec 27, 2020 near Interlaken, CA
Redwoods and other dense vegetation along Iron Springs Trail.
Jan 1, 2021 near Interlaken, CA

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