Redwood Loop Trail

EASY 32 reviews
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Redwood Loop Trail is a 0.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Felton, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

0.8 miles 29 feet Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

old growth

no dogs

The Redwood Loop Trail showcases the tallest measured tree in the park and the two trees with the widest circumferences. Known as the Mother, Father, and Santa Clara Trees, these famous redwoods are among the most photographed trees in Big Basin. The easy accessibility of this half-mile, level trail allows park visitors an unobstructed view of the Mother and Father Tree, a wonderful view of the Santa Clara Tree (measuring in at 17 feet in diameter!), as well as many other interesting sites featured along the way. This short loop walk highlights the old growth Henry Cowell Redwood Grove. It's a compact, yet densely featured stand that competes with the best of the old growth groves, conveniently located near populated areas and on touring routes. For families with kids, this is a perfect walk. For tourists in the region, it's a great place to stop, stretch your legs, and get some quality time out of the car. The trail is flat, making it mostly handicap accessible and stroller friendly. In addition to the groves, Henry Cowell Redwood SP offers so much more. The park has over 15 miles of trails through a variety of mountain and canyon forests and meadow lands along the San Lorenzo River. Trails are available for equestrian use, biking, walking, and hiking. Fishing is available seasonally; picnicking and camping opportunities can be accommodated too. Adjacent to Henry Cowell is the Roaring Camp Tourist railroad. Combined, these two attractions make for a very full day or casual weekend outing. They work well together, highlighting both local history and nature.


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4 months ago

hiking

This is why people come to the area. Beautiful trees. More of a nature hike than a trail, as it's an easy loop. Saw many strollers and even a wheelchair. Great for pics. Don't skip actually climbing into the Fremont tree.


6 months ago

hiking

Nice easy walk among the giant trees


7 months ago

hiking


9 months ago

Easy, covered trail. Plenty of foliage.


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1 year ago

camping

Really nice hike, several loops, accessible from the campground.


1 year ago

walking


1 year ago

hiking

Very easy with amazing redwoods. Do not miss!


2 years ago

hiking


2 years ago

nature trips

This is great place to introduce young children to giant redwoods. Big fenced in path and a cowboy town next door.


2 years ago

walking

Spent several hours walking the loop. Was lucky to have a volunteer walk with we telling all about the plants and trees. Really enjoyed his sharing.


2 years ago

Dogs not allowed on loop trail (redwood) only pipeline and meadow


2 years ago

walking

Nice easy walk through beautiful trees. We were lucky to find a volunteer that spent half of the hike walking with us teaching about all of the trees and ground cover that surrounded us. Be sure to find one of the helpful staff if you want a more depth understanding of the park.


2 years ago

hiking

This was a really nice hike, taken with the family and a friend. A bit too busy for my liking but not a bad trail for a casual stroll while enjoying the forest.