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This park and the co-managed state parks protect almost half of all remaining Coastal Redwoods, the tallest trees on Earth. There are three large river systems in this very seismically active area, and the 37 miles (60 km) of protected coastline have tide pools and seastacks. The prairie, estuary, coast, river, and forest ecosystems have varied animal and plant species.

hiking
9 days ago

You have to obtain a lock code from the rangers station to use this trail. You can also get a backcountry camping permit from them as well to camp off to the side of the trail.

backpacking
12 days ago

We hiked along creek from the Tall Trees Trailhead parking. Busy area, especially around the Tall Trees Grove. Once away from that, less busy but still moderate amt. of people (summer months are busy in this area).

We hiked upstream first, then returned through grove and went downstream 4 miles or so. Upstream is all gravel bars and river crossings (have good shoes for that) and downstream is more trail and with (summer) bridges.

The redwoods throughout this region are impressive - especially if you've never spent a lot of time around them. Pretty amazing. Tall Trees Grove is awesome, although with quite a few people in it. Lots of huge redwoods.

Cool spot to see some redwoods, camp on river bar, and hit a swimming hole.

hiking
19 days ago

Whew. The hike out is a bear. Great view of large redwoods made it worth it. Quite a few mosquitos at both the trailhead and throughout the trail. I carried our two year old in the pack to save time. Saw a lot of tired and completely asleep kids who were on their way out.

Absolutely stunning. The fog and the most made the ferns and undergrowth vibrant colors and everything else looked black and white. The trees were impressive and pamphlets helpful.

hiking
23 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

walking
23 days ago

This was a nice little walk in the woods. We ended up here by accident while looking for Damnation Creek Trail (which we never found :-( ). There were nice views and a beach access where we rested and watched surfers. There are facilities, which is nice, and may be a reason to choose this trail for a picnic spot.

hiking
23 days ago

Very nice trail with a lot of variety. This is the 4th section of the coast trail that I've done and plan to backpack through many of them. There is a backpacker camp in the middle of this trail that looks pretty good. The trail goes uphill for the first 1/2 hr before leveling out a little. The last 1/3 before you turn around is nice redwoods but not really large trees. Some nice ocean views on the top. Definitely a trail I'll do again and recommend even though the lower part isn't recommended on other sites. Came across 2 small groups of elk and plenty of bear and lion scat so make plenty of noise if you do this one... The elevation gain is actually 2600' but I hand drew part of the map.

hiking
28 days ago