Explore the most popular kid friendly trails in Portola 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.

walking
11 days ago

Nice place to walk around. Waterfall is not as excited as I expected. Easy trail. All the trees are amazing!

Not the best trail in the park but not bad. Has a few river crossings that can be tricky but otherwise an easy trail. Nicely shaded throughout. Falls are only really active if there's been a decent amount of rain, so keep that in mind.

hiking
2 months ago

Overall, a short and easy walk through the redwoods. We stopped here on a whim in December. Weather was coolish, but we decided to do the short walk anyway. Took about 30 mins with lots of stops for photos and wildlife viewing.

Did this with my son in the backpack half the way and walking the other.
I saw 5 people in total so not a lot of traffic for 3 hours.
The footing is unstable due to all the leaves so bring shoes with grooves.
Shaded all the way and got cold, I put his sweater on.
I deducted one star as they were running some infernal machine near the HQ which ruined half my hike till they shut it down additionally the Iverson cabin is not a cabin but a place where the cabin once was and next to it are some hideous falling apart ranger housing? which is ultra-lame they should fix them and not run machinery on the day of the Lord.

Other than that I'd say, this is an excellent trail for quiet walking especially when it is hot in the bay.
$10 entrance fee, cash using envelope

hiking
8 months ago

Very gentle and very pretty hike. Very well shaded for the summer time by the canopy.

on Sequoia Nature Trail

hiking
8 months ago

A really nice hike for me, my daughter and her entire girl scout troop. We also made a little side trip over to tip toe falls! In the warm season bring a bathing suit for a shallow swim at the creek by the seasonal bridge.

on Old Tree Trail

hiking
8 months ago

Nice gentle hike up to the oldest tree in the park then back down again. My 8 year old and her girl scout troop all went and took pictures around the tree.

Nice hike. My 18 month old was able to hike along side me for much of this one

hiking
9 months ago

Wet prettily hike. My 18 month old was able to hike along side me for much of this hike

hiking
9 months ago

Very cool. Came in January after a rain, trees were fogging. Super cool.

hiking
10 months ago

Many leaves. Visited tip toe falls. Some shallow water crossing.

hiking
Thursday, November 03, 2016

Nice trail in the rewoods. Not my favorite redwood hike as there are better places to view these giant trees. I gave it 4 stars as it gives you a nice remote feeling if you go in the winter.

hiking
Friday, November 27, 2015

Went to Portola State Park on Thanksgiving day, and the park was empty as I had hoped. Iverson trail is less of a hike, and more of a walk through the redwood forest. It was a beautiful and FREEZING! I ended up adding 2 layers of clothing for our walk through the woods. We took Iverson trail to Pomponio trail in the hopes of going to the Tarwater Loop Trail, but Tarwater Loop was closed off with caution flags, so we stayed on Pomponio trail.
Tips:
-Always pay the park fee, it's on the honors system, but the rangers are definitely looking for the tags on parked car dashboards.
-Service animals allowed on trails
-Watch for banana slugs :)
-Bring clothes for layering!

Great hike! Beautiful scenery and shaded the whole way. Even though it was a Saturday morning (started at 10:30am) we only saw other people when we were crossing the road. Highly recommend using EveryTrail if you want to stick to this exact hike because there are some unclear intersections- and while there is plenty of documentation to pick up at the self-registration area, including ideas for future hikes, the hike descriptions are not adequate. Highly recommended hike that I look forward to doing again!

hiking
Wednesday, July 06, 2011

The best part about the trail was the swimming hole next to the rock face covered in ferns and mosses...all amidst the redwoods as the trail name suggests. Since we went the day after 4th of July, there was no one around. There's a magic at that spot that makes it more than just the sum of the features, though. You'll just have to go and experience it for yourself.

hiking
6 months ago

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

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Monday, September 05, 2016

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