Redwood National Park - Redwood Creek - July 23, 1996 - Member Trip Report

Hike Name: Redwood National Park - Redwood Creek
Country: United States
State: California
Trip Rating: 4 stars
Trip Date: July 23, 1996
Duration: 2 days
Trail Conditions: Fair to Good
Trail Traffic: Light
Trip Weather: Sunny, Partly Sunny
Trip Winds: Light
Trip Precipitation: None
Trip Temperature: High: 91-100, Low: 61-70 degrees Fahrenheit
Trip Report: After leaving Crater Lake this morning, we stopped at the Redwood National Park info center near Orick, CA this afternoon at 4pm and picked up a permit and lock combo for the gated trailhead at the Tall Trees Trail. It was a seven mile drive to the parking area (which is also used by day-hikers), but we were surprised to see only two other groups camping along Redwood Creek. Nonetheless, there were plenty of footprints to follow which helped significantly since the trail was not well marked along Redwood Creek. We ended up camping on a sandy beach on the creek about 100 yards from the Emerald Ridge Trail and cooked up some mac n’ cheese and Stove Top tonight. The Tevas were a major plus on this trip since we had to ford Redwood Creek frequently. Despite a wrong turn and a somewhat frustrating hike along a logging road, we had a good time on this trip and were very impressed with the size of the Redwoods along the Tall Trees Trail. The loop hike has the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 6th largest trees in the world. That’s something you don’t see everyday, and as a bonus we dorked out and drove through a redwood at a tourist trap down the road. Overall Ratings (Scale 1-10): Pain Index – 3; View Index – 8; Anxiety Index – 8 (when we got lost).



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