Explore the most popular kid friendly trails in Del Norte Coast Redwood State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great interpretive trail for kids with signs to explain a few things. It was the only trail of 4 in the park today that I saw anyone. A family of 4 with 2 small children enjoying listening to their father while he read one the info from one of the signs... A sign on this trail was where I learned the term "goosepen". It's located right by the entrance station and need of a few repairs but the park was closed for a few years. It'll take a while for them to get caught up.

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9 months ago

Did several trails today near and around the Mill Creek campground. This was intended to be done with the Hobbs Trail but it was closed due to a bridge being out. I actually did it in the winter and it wasn't a problem but the park was closed and no ranger to tell me not to do it. Mill Creek was closed for a few years due to budget cuts and just reopened this spring. This was the best trail I did today and will be back to do it the way I intended and lay down a track.

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9 months ago

Short trail through young redwoods above Mill Creek campground I found by accident while doing another trail today. Enjoyable little hill to begin and end on... Very nice quiet campground.

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9 months ago

Nice little short trail around part of Mill Creek campground. Some small second growth redwoods on a trail that is borderline easy for most but still enjoyable. The campground was full but amazing quiet... it looks like a great place to camp.

hiking
11 months ago

I loved this trail, really cool terrain on the north end of the loop! Hiked this yesterday and the winter took its toll on this trail...lots of down brush, a washed out bridge (still passable) and huge fallen tree across the trail. Trail is still clearly marked and easy to follow, happy trails.

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Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Did this one today and really enjoyed it. Not many old growth trees left but a lot of younger trees and plenty in rings. A bit eery with the park closed up. I parked outside the gate and did this trail and the little nature loop as well. The trail has a little debris because it's not being maintained and no one seems to be hiking it which made it even better. There was one little bridge out but a little trail already to get around. Overall the trail is still in good condition. The trail crosses just a few hundred yards past the closed gate. Start it either way and enjoy the looped hike...

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9 months ago