Meteor Loop Trail

MODERATE 54 reviews

Meteor Loop Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Boulder Creek, California that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1043 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

no dogs

Meteor Trail is a great trail to wander among the giants at Big Basin Redwoods State Park without the crowds on the more popular trails. The Meteor Trail tracks Rodgers Creek up to Middle Ridge Road. In winter and early spring the creek burbles to life, making this one of the best riparian hikes at Big Basin. And on clear days, Ocean View Summit from Middle Ridge Road offers an expansive view all the way to the Pacific Ocean. One stop along the way -- Maddock Cabin Site -- offers an intriguing window on the lives of settlers who eked out a rough existence among the redwoods. The matriarch of the Maddock clan had two simple wishes for her children: that they get a good education and avoid being eaten by grizzly bears. The cabin's long gone but interpretive panels tell the Maddock family's story. At six miles, with a healthy climb to Middle Ridge, it's a nice workout without being especially strenuous.

5 days ago

It's a good hiking trail. Those who love the forest will appreciate and enjoy it beauty, warmth and appeals. The map issued by the park is relatively useless but trail signs are more helpful is directions. I enjoyed my hike there...

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1 month ago

Fantastic hike. Reasonable climb and descent. Tip from ranger was to take Dool trail up and Middle ridge and Meteor down, and I think it was a good idea. The meteor section is a beautiful explosion green from all manner of plants, take your time and enjoy it.

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1 month ago

This is the trail to take. Start at the park head quarters and take the Skyline to the Sea Trail. Then take Dool Trail to Middle Ridge. Along Middle Ridge you can take a side trail to Ocean Summit View, great in a clear day. From Middle Ridge you will hook into Meteor Trail which hooks into North Escape making for a spectacular loop. The redwoods will not disappoint.

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1 month ago

good hike. start at dawn. the coastal fog can set a real enchantment.

2 months ago

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2 months ago

I took a longer route, I think. Coming from Indiana, the Redwoods were awesome. Nice hike, there were only a couple small up hills that I'm guessing why this trail is rated moderate.

2 months ago

We started on the Sequoia Trail from the headquarters. They have Food and a gift shop the rangers helped us pick our Trail. I highly recommend coming here you are in a fairytale. It's so beautiful it doesn't seem real. We saw a waterfall and also had a wonderful time.

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2 months ago

Did it alone, shady, very comfortable. Good place for self reflection. Stops at a horse trail. Slightly steep. Watch your step.

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