Redwood National Park - Redwood Creek - Member Hike

Hike Name: Redwood National Park - Redwood Creek
Country: United States
State: California
Nearby Town: Crescent City
Rating: 4 stars
Directions: Redwood National and State Parks are along US Highways 101 and 199. From 101, access additional park sites via the Bald Hills Road, Davison Road, Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway, Coastal Drive, Requa Road, and Enderts Beach Road (south to north). From 199, take South Fork Road to Howland Hill Road.
Total Hike Distance: 4.00 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate
Permit Required: Yes
Hike Type: Roundtrip, Loop Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Bald Hills Road
Trails Used: Tall Trees, Emerald Ridge Trails
Backcountry Campsites: Yes
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams, Rivers
Management: National Park Service
Contact Information: By Mail
Redwood National and State Parks
1111 Second Street
Crescent City, CA 95531

By Phone
Best Season: Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads, Maintained Gravel or Dirt Roads
Hike Summary: The Redwood National and State Parks are home to some of the world's tallest trees which are old-growth coast redwoods. They can live to be 2000 years old and grow to over 300 feet tall. Spruce, hemlock, Douglas-fir, berry bushes, and sword ferns create a canopy that towers over all visitors. The parks' habitats include prairie/oak woodlands, mighty rivers and streams and thirty-seven miles of pristine Pacific coastline. Mackie and I hiked the Tall Trees Trail (and linked it with Emerald Ridge) during our visit to the Redwood National Park. The hike is a four mile loop that takes you down into a gorge and right next to some of the largest trees in the world. The trip is great whether you make it a day hike or an overnight backpacking trip, but watch the trail carefully along Redwood Creek. It's not well marked in spots (although there are usually footprints to follow).



2,600 points


Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
Redwood National Park - Redwood Creek - July 23, 1996 July 23, 1996 4 stars 2 days Mackie


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