Explore the most popular birding trails in Redwood National and State Parks with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

We just went directly to Hidden Beach which was a beautiful and easy one mile walk. The AllTrails map is not really accurate for this one, as it shows Hidden Beach much further down than it really is. If you park in the Lagoon Creek parking lot and start on the Yurok Loop Trail, you’ll see signs for Hidden Beach. We didn’t see anyone out there, so this was just a spectacular place to end our day and watch the sunset.

The Ranger suggested we come in from Redwood Creek to access this trail and it was spectacular! I highly suggest this route. You’ll start at the Tall Trees trailhead but take the Emerald Ridge Trail down to Redwood Creek. From there you’ll head north up the creek for about 1.7 miles. There is no established trail which made this extra exciting with only minimal risk. It’s absolutely gorgeous down there, but you will have to cross the creek in several places with water up to mid-calf (it was early November when we did it). Our trekking poles came in very handy and I suggest bringing an extra pair of socks! Just extraordinary scenery and solitude. You’ll have to find the trail that cuts you into Tall Trees loop…we used All Trails to show us where we were and so it was easy to see when we were close to the loop. The loop itself is beautiful of course, and then we exited via the Tall Trees Trail. Highly, highly recommend this route as the creek was just beautiful. Don’t forget your permit before you go.

Easy trail with educational stops. Great weather.

25 days ago

This leads to a beautiful outlook. I would rate this moderately difficult as there is a significant descent to the outlook and ascent back to the trailhead. It took us around 30 minutes round trip.

Grab your permit in the morning, get the instructions to go here.

We did it first thing in the morning and saw nobody around us. It was so nice.

Since the trees are so tall there aren't a ton of them around, so don't expect a dense forest, but it's gorgeous as it is.

Very easy first half and the hills kick in during the second half of the hike. Took me 5 hours at a leisurely to moderate pace with stops for snacks. There’s also cell reception.

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1 month ago

Loved it! This has to be the most beautiful place I've ever been too! I spent a week in the Redwoods and I made sure to hit this trail twice :)

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1 month ago

Absolutely beautiful hike. Short and easy, but the trees in the grove are an amazing sight to behold.

Permit Required to enter the gate. The gate is 6.5 miles from the trailhead so there’s no way around that. Other than that it’s a beautiful easy hike/walk to some huge redwoods.

Easy hike beautiful views!!

Hidden Beach is a gem!! Easy trail with some redwoods lots of fern and great air!

このトレールを歩くには、最初にThomas H. Kuchel Visitor Centerに行って登録が必要になります。ゲートの鍵番号を貰うの。見応えの有る巨大レッドウッドが続きます。最後は河原でのんびり出来ます。ただ、帰りは基本登りなので、その分の体力は残して挑みましょう。歩いて良かったです。

16 mile loop if you start at Orick Rodeo Grounds. Beautiful trail work just enough technical aspects to make it interesting. It was a pleasant surprise to run across a water trough for the horses at just over the halfway mark.

quiet spot in the park that gives a good look at some awesome redwoods and other big trees, then get sweaty on the way back up!

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2 months ago

Great trail! It'll def kick your butt on the way back. Get your pass at Thomas Kuchel visitor center first. It's free. Don't forget a mosquito spray. They're really mean at the park. Pack plenty of water. The trail is not 3.3 miles. It's more like 4.5 miles, we tracked it with GPS.

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2 months ago

Just hiked 7.5 miles up this trail last weekend. There aren't any stunning views but the forest is very peaceful and quiet. We only saw one other person on a Saturday on Labor Day weekend. The trail is an old logging road so it's wide and gravelly. It was a moderate hike, with some steep sections but ultimately not that hard.

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2 months ago

Beautiful prairie!

This is a great hike. It isn't technically difficult at all, more like a city park trail with a good elevation rise back to the car. The Redwoods are amazing.

Short easy hike, not closed anymore.

Good to walk :)

trail was fine. lots of traffic and the parking lot was atrocious. once you got on the trail it was fine though. self guided tour was pretty cool also. this is a super easy introductory hike. take your friends who don't hike kind of hike.

This was a great “break up the drive” loop we took with our kids while driving down the 199. It is kid-friendly, lots of parking, with great views of the ocean.

It’s actually about 12 miles if you do the full loop. Beautiful. The creek is gorgeous. Entire path is trees and trees and trees. It doesn’t really have any killer view points. It did at one point but the trees have taken over, which is ok!

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3 months ago

Short and to the point, this trail was an easy one and if you take the effort to drive up to the grove, you may as well walk the whole loop. Tons of beautiful trees and not a lot of people, as we went later in the afternoon when visitors were few and the light was perfect. Would highly recommend it if you’re in the area.

Rigorous, especially for kids. But worth the walk for the views and the adventure. Parts of the trail are slippery and the way back is a climb, but we all enjoyed it.

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3 months ago

My GPS said this was 11 miles. I thoroughly enjoyed this trail. Beautiful redwoods and ferns along the entire way, plus Mill creek is a nice spot for a break. Took us 3.5 hours to do it, never saw anyone on the trail just at the parking area. Will definitely do this one again.

Quick and easy, but good way to get a look at a bunch of redwoods. Weather was pleasant, trail was shady. Parking wasn’t ideal, lot was pretty consistently full but we just created our own spot.

Beautiful :) Solo hike. I did this on a Sunday started at around 1pm and thought there would be more people but surprisingly there wasn’t!

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4 months ago

Hiked in the late afternoon. Lighting amongst the towering redwoods was spectacular. Very few people there at that time.

Gorgeous, shady, sublimely quiet hike. We got on the trail around 12:30 and the parking lot was full, but most people were coming out as we were coming in. We didn’t pass many people on our way out. Early evening might be the best time to go. Don’t skip the loop at the bottom as it’s the reason for the entire hike. It’s full of huge redwoods, lush ferns, and old growth moss covered maple trees. Our kids thought it felt like a fairy garden (oh and our kids rocked this hike - ages 7 and 4).

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