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Eagle Creek, Pine, Buckeye, Big Rock Hole and River Trail Loop

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Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

Eagle Creek, Pine, Buckeye, Big Rock Hole and River Trail Loop is a 7.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Felton, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips.

Length 7.2 mi Elevation gain 1,289 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Running Forest River Views Wildlife No dogs
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Recordings (9)
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Jordan Freeman
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HikingFeeFlooded

Beautiful trail that descends from the redwood forests into a creek-following canyon. Payoff points at the observation deck in the 3 o'clock position of the loop, cathedral redwoods, and the creek crossings. Posted parking lot requires a $10 park fee. Crossing the creek in early November required fording through admittedly cold water, no deeper than knee-height. Traveling counter-clockwise through the loop, the first crossing rejoined the trail after a semi-obvious perpendicular route. The second crossing was more challenging; centered around a spit of tree-covered sand in the middle of the creek, the trail entered from the 11 o'clock position NW of the spit and exited at the 4 o'clock position SE of the spit. Route-finding around the creek crossings was challenging, I recommend downloading the maps. Be ready for a wet crossing if you come while the creek is running! 5 stars if you don't mind cold water.

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Ling Zhang
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Hiking

Didn’t see river crossing and had to go the same way back.

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Giridhar Raman
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Hiking

Challenging trail in the back half. Uphill and you have to cross the river (which we missed by the way). Great views of the bay from the top. Will do it again. Mostly shady, but sections where there is no shade.

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LL User
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RunningWashed out
First to Review

We went clockwise once you hit the loop. Well-shaded trail with nice forest backdrop. There were a few stretches of trail with really loose sand, so you’ll get a nice glute workout at points. We stupidly didn’t stop to read the warning heading down towards the river which stated that it would be hard to cross. We had to backtrack and take an alternate route back. There’s a lot of different variations you can take (intentionally or accidentally) so pay attention to signage.

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Ken Doyle
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Michelle Furlanic
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Sandra Putzer
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Tara Magpusao
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Weiyi Li
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Ken Doyle
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Anil kumar Desabhaktula
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Garrett Johnson
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Mitsuo Watanabe
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