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Stunning hike

This hike was jaw droppingly beautiful. I was born and raised in California and grew up visiting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Francisco, California
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Simply amazing!

Standing and driving amongst these giant trees made us realize just how small we really are! Hope... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
Glendora, New Jersey
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The section of the Redwood National Park with the tallest trees.
Us 101, Redwood National Park, CA 95531
+1 707-465-7765
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hike was jaw droppingly beautiful. I was born and raised in California and grew up visiting redwood forests throughout my life, but this hike still blew my mind. The difference between old growth forests and secondary growth forests is huge! Not just the width...More

2  Thank Tiptaptraveler
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Standing and driving amongst these giant trees made us realize just how small we really are! Hope our state and national parks live on forever - they are such a wonderful part of our country.

2  Thank NoreenWaller
Reviewed 5 June 2018

Accessible by permit from one of the local National Park centers off US 101. You need a permit and lock code for the gate and road to the trailhead. Trail trough the trees is about 4 miles easy to moderate downs and ups (more down...More

2  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 25 May 2018

After reading descriptions of a strenuous hike and steep descent/ascent, I was a little nervous to do this hike. I am a 60-year-old woman with a few knee and lower back “issues”. I worry about getting stuck somewhere with uncooperative knees. I did this hike...More

Thank gore1111jp
Reviewed 20 April 2018

Take your time to get pictures next to some of these giants! Also, take the little side path to the creek and the bridge on the loop end of the trail.

Thank Penny E
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

The hike is a little less than 4-miles and is shaped like a cul-du-sac (or, as the ranger described it, a lollipop). The elevation change at the beginning and end of the hike is 800 feet, descending at the start and ascending the 800 feet...More

3  Thank JE and JA D
Reviewed 9 November 2017

First time there.... will be going back... every time we thought we saw the most amazing tree. then the next one we stumbled upon was right in front of us.. Will never forget this.. Trip of a LIFETIME with my boys and wife. !

1  Thank CLAYTON C
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Definitely worth doing as an add-on to some of the Prairie Creek or Lady Bird Johnson trails. It does take half a day (longish drive to get there, moderate trek on foot) so if that's your time limit maybe use it elsewhere. The advantage of...More

2  Thank Paul_W_7
Reviewed 22 August 2017

I decided to write a review for this hike because others' reviews helped me when deciding to go. I was really worried about taking my little car on the gravel road but the road was very well maintained (this was a week and a half...More

5  Thank Jewels0987
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This hike required a little bit of planning. You have to pick up a pass at the Redwood Park Center there are three separate locations. They only give out 50 passes a day and that means 50 Vehicles. This area was fantastic for seeing the...More

4  Thank jeannie1az
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Kelly t
4 July 2018|
Response from Paul S | Reviewed this property |
No, the permits are first come, first served according to the Forest Service. Also, the number of permits issued are limited, so get to the Forest Service office early. They seem to run out at around noon.