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Parking lot was not super large, recommend getting there early. This was almost more of a scenic lookout than a hike. Took about 10 minutes to walk down and 10 to walk back. Lots of bathrooms which were pretty well maintained. Great stop during our long day drive.

Super easy trail.

Pretty easy hike to see something that I have only seen in many photos. Very beautiful.

6 days ago

Completed in January when trail was icy and without spikes. Very sketchy but I finished it..... sliding on my butt on a couple occasions. So worth it though! Views were aaamazing! #whyihike

6 days ago

Completed in January when trail was icy and without spikes. Very sketchy but I finished it..... sliding on my butt on a couple occasions. So worth it though! Views were aaamazing!

The guides kinda just rush you through. The canyon is gorgeous but I didn't get to really take it in.

6 days ago

I did this trail with ranger guides for the initial part - which was awesome to learn about the different growths, history, folk lore. Definitely having the ranger enhanced the whole experience!

Wonderful trail, very pleasant. Hiked today with two dogs. There are two large muddy spots and a few small ones. The beach is almost empty.

(1) No sign at the trailhead to indicate the trail name. Look for a wooden post with an arrow sign pointing left.
(2) The last step to the beach is ugly. Due to erosion it's about a 2' drop from the bottom of the wood steps onto sand.

There's a second trail further south along Crescent Beach that connects to the Cannon Beach trail. It probably adds 0.4 miles to the hike, but it's a much better option with dogs or young children and it makes for a pleasant loop.

If this would have been my first hike in the Redwoods I probably would rate it higher. Not as much old growth as I expected. The trail IS very easy and I would recommend it for small children.

short hike very beautiful place a lot of people I enjoyed

in the beginning Annette was happy with the tour I thought that I'm going to have it's photos with actually was so fine and I enjoy it and take my good photos

Short but keep ur heart rate up!!!

It was cool to see the biggest tree in the world, but it isn’t really a hike. It is sort of one of those things that you do to say that you have done it, but aren’t dying to do again. Would recommend going when it is not busy (early morning or offseason) so that it is easier to take pictures without worrying about other people being in it.

12 days ago

Really nice hike. Roads were closed due to snow when we visited so took the long way, but was worth it because of all the Mule deer that crossed the trail in front of us. Not recommended on a cloudy day, because then there is no view from the top.

17 days ago

Beautiful! It was pretty muddy towards the beginning of the trailhead and the middle. Me being miss grace tripped right out at the beginning and covered my pants and shoes in mud. Well worth it! It was a gorgeous hike with the best of both worlds. Lots of trees and lush green but also stunning beach.

Extremely easy trail, pretty flat, you can wear flip flops even (I did). The view is outstanding once you get there, you’ll definitely wanna bring your camera! But beware the vertigo

Words don’t do this hike justice.

Very busy over the Christmas break and somewhat challenging to access if you didn’t arrive early enough to park in the small parking lot. Very much enjoyed the views but did not enjoy the overcrowded viewpoint and trail.

Beautiful trail! A little crowded today and the trail was icy. Can’t wait to come back in the Spring! Happy New Year!

Probably one of the most phenomenal views in the entire US.

One of those scenes that feel super fake. It's such a pretty sight!

As a note, please don't be one of those people that just leave your garbage in the parking lot. It looked so horrible in the parking lot.

Short and slick! The mossy grotto had beautiful ice formations and the waterfall was frozen through...great photo ops!

24 days ago

Hiked in September 2018. Easy walk - the ferns were almost as impressive as the redwoods.

25 days ago

Fun, short hike up stairs to a beautiful view. Not recommended for those who are afraid of heights!

We were very disappointed- we drove all the way only to discover that entry is limited only to guided tours and they were all sold out a few days ahead. I wish the trail description had mentioned this very important point.

Pretty short (but slippery) winter hike. The waterfall was a frozen cone, which was interesting. Not worth a trip by itself, but a nice easy hike if you’re already in the area.

Absolutely beautiful! No snow or ice, but I did it before tonight’s storm. You can’t beat the views of the mountains or the valley below.

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29 days ago

THIS BEAUTIFUL TREE IS NAMED AFTER A RACIST? What will blow your mind even more is that the tree is located in the Sequoia national park and Sequoia is the name of a man who backed Andrew Jackson. Yes the same Andrew Jackson that forced Cherokee natives on the trail of tears. General Sherman was a racist and led not just to the extermination and relocation of thousands of indigenous people to reservations, but the annihilation of nearly all of the wild buffalo. If you don't believe me here is a quote.

"The more Indians we can kill this year the fewer we will need to kill the next, because the more I see of the Indians the more convinced I become that they must either all be killed or be maintained as a species of pauper. Their attempts at civilization is ridiculous..." -Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman

29 days ago

12/23/18- amazing views and no snow or ice on the stairs.

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