Explore the most popular kid friendly trails in Humboldt Redwoods 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.

Do this! Everyone sticks to main trail so if you get lucky you may have this trail to yourself. And boy will you be glad - there are some incredible giants and forest here and better yet, total tranquility.

Absolutely breathtaking but found it hard to fully appreciate with the crowds. Definitely go (because the grove is truly beautiful) but break away from the crowds for a while and take a less heavily trafficked path like Mahan’s Plaque Loop, which we loved even more.

Awesome views!!

Beautiful, except people use it as their personal toilet

scenic driving
1 month ago

Breathtaking drive!

nature trips
1 month ago

Easy trail.

nature trips
1 month ago

Amazing trail. Beauty beyond your imagination. It's like a whole different world. You feel so small among the Giants...

Amazing trees, the trunks are HUGE!

Easy stroll through the redwoods with beautiful views. We did see a lot of poison oak off to the side of the trail so watch out for that.

beautiful drive, great easy hiking trails to do with family and little ones.

nature trips
2 months ago

Great little hike! Good for all ages! Some really nice big trees! The fallen Dyerville Giant was quite impressive!!

scenic driving
3 months ago

Short hikes along Avenue of the Giants, amazing!

scenic driving
3 months ago

Short hikes along Avenue of the Giants. Awesome trees, beware of poison oak!

One of the more frequented trails in the state park. Great bathrooms by the parking lot. The trail is handicap accessible. We took my mother-in-law around the loop in a transport wheelchair with no problems.

There are a number of side trips. We went to the Mahon Trail and then over the hill and under the freeway to the Women's Federation Grove and back.

scenic driving
4 months ago

LOTS of interesting stops along the way! Make sure to stop at Shrine's drive thru tree.

scenic driving
6 months ago

Its a must..... gotta do it!!!

hiking
7 months ago

Magical place: vivid colors, shiny red leaves on the ground, gigantic trees, ancient atmosphere.

What an amazing little trail. Lush green sorrel carpets the forest and only the trail is bare. Giant redwoods shoot to the sky, and some fallen lay about as part of the ground's landscape. You feel like you've been miniaturized. We skipped the Redwood national forest to come to the Humboldt area instead. The place is basically yours.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice quiet hike. Got lost did the loop twice, so our hike ended up being 4 miles.

No drive up the California coast would be complete without driving (and ideally hiking) through Avenue of the Giants. There aren't words or pictures that can grasp the magnitude of these trees and the utter silence that falls in the forest as soon as you step off the road. These giants seem to live in a world all their own, casting a spell over anyone who wanders through them. What a delightful drive in a serene little corner of the world.

Easy little meandering trail. Lots of poison oak this time of year.

Any hike among the Redwoods is one to be cherished. These trees truly take your breath away and leave you speaking in hushed voices, if you speak at all. It's great for all ages and abilities. Do not miss this opportunity among the giants

This beats Muir Woods any day! Next to know crowds and you don't have to take a long shuttle-ride to get there. The giant trees hush your footsteps and block out traffic sounds, making it a sanctuary of nature at its finest. There is no more peaceful place than among the giant redwoods.

Did this trail a couple of weeks ago. It was short but very amazing. It looked like a setting for a fairy tale. Loved it!

hiking
10 months ago

An easy walk around an old growth. Parking is pretty limited but understandable for a very short trail.

A must do!!!

scenic driving
10 months ago

Beautiful and peaceful away from the road

This is a great place to get out of the car and stretch your legs for a few miles. The redwoods are amazing and the trail is very easy.

scenic driving
10 months ago

Of course you should take this drive! There are many spots to pull over and wander through the redwood groves. The Eel River flows behind the groves and can be accessed by a quick walk through the woods. We spent most of a day driving, stopping, looking, photographing, and hiking. It was well worth it.

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