Big Tree Circle Trail

EASY 30 reviews

Big Tree Circle Trail is a 0.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Orick, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
0.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
19 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

old growth

no dogs

The "Big Tree Loop" is one of the largest and most accessible of the giant coastal redwoods in the area. If you want a quick walk out to one of the closest big trees, then check out this hike! It's just over a half mile to go around the loop, but you can get to the tree in old a couple minutes from the parking lot if you're toting kids or short for time.

19 days ago

Super short and easy walk through some old growth. Great if you don’t have a ton of time!

hiking
1 month ago

Big Tree in 2012 [not sure if they change this periodically] - 304 ft. high, 21.6 ft. in diameter, 68 feet in circumference, and over 1500 years old... nice flat walking trail that starts and ends at the BIG tree.

hiking
3 months ago

A very easy, beautiful walk. Right off the scenic bypass through the park. Definitely worth the quick stop to see Big Tree, and wonder through the majestic Redwood giants!

hiking
3 months ago

A very easy, beautiful walk. Right off the scenic bypass through the park. Definitely worth the quick stop to see Big Tree, and wonder through the majestic Redwood giants!

hiking
8 months ago

very short and easy hike to see the Big Tree. Highly trafficked though.

hiking
9 months ago

Gotta see the tree!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Super short but worth the stop. There's little else in the world that feels as amazing as walking through an incredibly dense forest amongst the redwoods. These trees are huge and Big Tree is freakin' gigantic.

walking
Sunday, May 28, 2017

Very easy trail for anyone to enjoy, short and other than the "Big Tree" it's just another Redwoods Forest Hike!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Beautiful trail. I had a 6 & 4 year old with me and they loved it. I needed something safe and not too strenuous for the 4 year old. This one was perfect. By the way did I mention how beautiful it was?

walking
Sunday, October 30, 2016

a long time ago.....and again today.

hiking
Friday, August 05, 2016

Short easy trail the starts and ends at the Big Tree

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Great little trail. It's really short but once you're in you almost feel like you've hiked in miles because the forest is so thick. It's great for a short walk.

hiking
Monday, July 28, 2014

A short loop near the Big Tree in Prairie Creek Redwoods state park. Lots of pretty redwoods.

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10 months ago

recorded Big Tree Circle Trail

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Monday, October 24, 2016

recorded Prairie Creek Trail

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Thursday, September 22, 2016