Redwood Creek Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews

Redwood Creek Trail is a 15.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Orick, CA that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and camping.

15.6 miles 1420 feet Out & Back

camping

hiking

forest

river

Lovely trail along a creek surrounded by redwoods. With a permit, one can camp anywhere along the creek, the only place in the park it's possible to camp outside a campground.

camping
5 months ago

Beautiful easy hike with awesome swimming holes and lots of frogs along the river bank. Gorgeous sunsets and bright stars.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice, fairly easy hike through extremely picturesque terrain following Redwood Creek. The redwoods and the creek are beautiful. I went about two and a half miles up this trail before turning back. The bridges were up over the stream when I was there in mid June. The trail seems to be fairly popular and quite a few people were using it the day I was there. Very nice trail and fairly easy to get to.

backpacking
6 months ago

Beautiful hike. One of my favorite trails.

hiking
3 years ago

One of the most visually stunning hikes I've done. Everything is green. The canopies above your head, all the foliage beside you during the entire 8 mile hike...everywhere. It is also very wet. It's in Northern California, on the coast, so lots of fog, lots of dew. We went just when it was off season, so the two small bridges that cross the creek (one at the beginning, one at the end) were down, so you had to cross the creek on your own - and the water wasn't exactly warm, and the rocks in the creek weren't exactly comfortable. However, it made the little adventure all that more adventuresome. You do camp on the creek bed, beside the creek, so unless you find a nice sandy spot, expect to sleep on creek rock. You'll hike over numerous bridges (other than the two creek bridges), crawl under fallen trees, see a ton of yellow slugs, a number of small frogs - a bunch of cool views.

Of course, bring a camera. The shots I got on this hike were some of the best just because of the landscape. Basically you're hiking through a Northern California rainforest.

camping
3 years ago

A nice flat-ish hike along a beautiful creek ending in the tallest tree's in the world. Kinda weird not having a peak in the skyline but the trees are well worth it.

camping
3 years ago

Parked at the southern end of the trail, off Tall Tree Access Rd., hiked through the Tall Tree Grove (amazing), then sauntered up the creek and made camp for the night in solitude.

Pure magic.

hiking
5 years ago

Beautiful trail. Picked blackberries along the way. Did not go too very far as we were looking for berries and it was getting late. Probably only went a mile or so. Would definetly do it again.

hiking
6 years ago

We love this trail so much this is a must do hike for out of town guests! Its a good bet if you arent too sure your companions are in top shape-the trail has only about a 500 foot gain in elevation. Gorgeous views, a cool creek you camp on the gravel anyplace, the chance to see a herd of Roosevelt elk and unparelled photo ops!