Roys Redwoods is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near San Geronimo, CA that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
A pleasant loop walk through a virgin Redwood grove. This loop is great for all ages and is a nice break away into nature.
Beautiful redwoods and nice path with kids. Good for trail running and hiking. Part of the trail is closed till November 2016. The David Hansen portion is beautiful and green year round and the only part of the path without horse poop FYI-if you take the path up the hill right across from it there are great views too. Not stroller friendly.
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Great length for an afternoon hike. We went on the lower part of the loop first which is hot and grassy (worried about ticks but spotted none), then the rest of the loop is shady and a lovely reprieve from the heat. Loved redwoods and that there's parking and porta potties .
my girlfriend and I are avid hikers and hike every where. plus she's a park ranger, so I mean everywhere!
so the trail is filled with horse shit! literally, you couldn't walk more then 2 minutes without seeing more horse shit. There was fresh shit scattered along the trail so you have to go into the brush sometimes to avoid it. Other places had old moldy shit that must have been there for weeks!!!
POISEN OAK EVERYWHERE! !!!
There was so much poison oak everywhere we couldn't enjoy the hike because we had to always be mindful of where we walked. The plants weren't maintained and has overgrown most of the other plants.
DO IF YOU GO, BRING SOMETHING FOR POISEN OAK.
moving on again...
We brought our dog with us. She stayed on the trail and was always leashed and kept an eye on. We've hiked many places with her and take her for 3+ mile hikes 2/3 times a week and I have never found so many ticks on her before. YES SHE HAS MEDICINE AND YES WE SHOWERED HER.
so far, ...13 ticks found. we hiked on Sunday and it's Tuesday and we're still finding ticks on her. so if you go triple check your dog before you guys head back home.
so to summarize everything
•Beautiful succulents on the mountainside
•short hike (2ish hours)
•HORSE SHIT ON TRAIL
Too much parallels the road. Even some of the inner forested area you can hear the cars.
The forest is dense, so it was extremely hot. The the interior trails are not used as much and the other trails, horses mainly use.