We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
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
Need a permit

Ranger station opens at 9am. Stop and get a permit as they limit the amount of cars allowed in. No... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Columbia, South Carolina
via mobile
Read all 36 reviews
All photos (47)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent98%
  • Very good2%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“locked gate”(4 reviews)
“per day”(5 reviews)
“free permit”(3 reviews)
The section of the Redwood National Park with the tallest trees.
Us 101, Redwood National Park, CA 95531
+1 707-465-7765
Reviews (36)
Filter reviews
33 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews locked gate per day free permit trail head the loop gravel road ranger station a special place miles round trip visitor center tall trees jurassic park take your time parking area banana slugs code benches
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 33 reviews
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

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

Thank 2tickets-RT
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

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.

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

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.

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

4  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
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Courtyard Redwood City
45 reviews
.11 km away
Good Nite Inn - Redwood City
874 reviews
.88 km away
Garden Motel
8 reviews
.90 km away
Pacific Euro Hotel
209 reviews
1.00 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all nearby restaurants
201 reviews
.84 km away
Old Port Lobster Shack
182 reviews
.43 km away
81 reviews
.79 km away
In-N-Out Burger
33 reviews
.45 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 6 nearby attractions
San Mateo County History Museum
63 reviews
.89 km away
The Dragon Theater
6 reviews
.88 km away
Domenico Winery
8 reviews
1.48 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
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.