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Johnson Camp, Grasshopper, Bull Creek Loop

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Humboldt Redwoods State Park

Johnson Camp, Grasshopper, Bull Creek Loop is a 9.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Redcrest, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking.

Length 9.7 mi Elevation gain 2,148 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Forest

River

Waterfall

Blowdown

Bridge out

Muddy

Waypoints (5)
  • 1

    Destroyed Bridge

    Hazard for horses. Can still hop across

    40.34345, -123.98144

  • 2

    Johnson Camp

    40.32750, -123.98236

  • 3

    Intersection with Squaw Creek Ridge Road

    40.34465, -124.00243

  • 4

    Squaw Creek Trail Intersection

    40.34607, -124.00422

  • 5

    Tree Bridge

    Fallen tree provides access over the water

    40.35016, -123.99260

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Reviews (19)
Photos (116)
Recordings (15)
Completed (28)
Lewis Thompson
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RunningBlowdownBridge outScrambleWashed out

A redwood has come down 1km or so before the washed out bridge going clockwise on Johnson Trail. It’s taken out a decent section of trail and will require some scrambling on loose dirt. Trail was nothing special.

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Sydney Joy
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Hiking

Hiked in the middle of May with beautiful weather. Took the Bull Creek Trail left after the Giant Tree towards the Johnson Camp Trail. Then took the Grasshopper Road back down to Bull Creek to finish the loop. Grasshopper Road was very steep so it was a little rough on our knees but overall easier than it would have been heading up that direction. The Johnson Camp Trail had a nice easy incline that was very enjoyable, not to mention beautiful under all the trees. A tiring hike, but so worth it!

Holly H.
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HikingBridge outMuddy

Absolutely amazing hike! About 13 miles...took me about 6 hours ( with sight seeing and a few snack breaks). From the Big Tree Area parking lot, I crossed the Eel River on the fallen giant Redwood. It’s not as scary as it looks, but go slow and steady. I took the Bull Creek South Trail (heading west) to Grasshopper Road to Johnson Trail Camp, and back to Bull Creek South across the Eel River to the parking lot at Big Tree Area. It was beautiful, but intense. Grasshopper Road is a fire road graded for service trucks, so hoofing up it was pretty rough until I hit Johnson Trail, which is about half way. I would recommend starting on the Johnson Trail side (heading east) which is a more gradual incline. Going down Grasshopper is probably way easier than going up it. Either way, big beautiful trees and crystal clear creeks abound. Stunning trail! Cabin ruins at Johnson Trail Camp are rad. I give it a 10/10. Legs are burning in the best way.

Ryan H.
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Hiking
First to Review

This loop combines the hike to Johnson Camp with Grasshopper Road and Bull Creek South to make a 13 mile or so loop, starting from the Big Tree Area. Keep in mind there are seasonal bridges, but a fallen tree might be okay for access across the river off-season. Elevation change is pretty steadily uphill, though by no means grueling.

gary clawson
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Beatriz Munoz
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Jonathan Witt
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Samuel Gurel
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Dana Kwitnicki
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Garth Epling
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Larry Conwell
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Roger Gorrita
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Marty Smith
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John Rome
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Martha A.
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Will Valori
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Kara Maceross
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Savannah Rain
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Eduardo Caballero
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