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Easy Hike Both Sides of the Parkway

For the best overall experience among the Redwoods, hike the trails (loops/connecting) on both... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
Bluffton, Ohio
The Land of Wonder

A wonderful place to go with the kids, love the Giant Tree's that Cascade the Sky's. Makes you feel... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Chino Valley, Arizona
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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 3 November 2018

For the best overall experience among the Redwoods, hike the trails (loops/connecting) on both sides of the Newton B Drury Parkway. The Redwoods, together with ferns, many other trees, and the wildlife too, make this an ecosystem like no other. The trees are so tall...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

A wonderful place to go with the kids, love the Giant Tree's that Cascade the Sky's. Makes you feel small but full of joy

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Calizona63
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Ranger station opens at 9am. Stop and get a permit as they limit the amount of cars allowed in. No, you can't skip the permit as you need the code for the gate, then it's a 6 mile drive to the trailhead. Carry water and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 August 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
7  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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  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.

Date of experience: June 2017
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

Date of experience: March 2018
4  Thank 606JD
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. !

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank CLAYTON C
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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.