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Childrens Forest Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Myers Flat, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 1.9 miles Elevation Gain: 196 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Tucked between William's Grove Day Use Area and Meyer's Flat on the west side of the Eel River is a seemingly cut-off portion of Humboldt Redwoods. Across the river from William's Grove there still remain a couple of trails, now flagged, through the burnt portions of the forest. Those trails, if followed south, will quickly take one to an unburnt and seldom-visited portion of the Humboldt Redwoods, namely The Children's Forest. Once in the forest the viewer can enjoy some wonderful and essentially unperturbed Old Growth Redwood. The trail back there is rapidly growing over and there's nobody else around...which makes this a pretty special place. The fire was the 2003 Canoe Creek fire. The area is only open between May and September, when the Eel's low enough to bridge.

7 months ago

No bridge to cross the river in October. Too deep and no stones hop to get over. Had to turn back after a very short walk.

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Wed Jun 28 2017

Beautiful old growth Grove. Easy Trail.

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