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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
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
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
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
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
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
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. !
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
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.