Montgomery Woods North Side Trail

EASY 2 reviews

Montgomery Woods North Side Trail is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Montgomery, California that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
515 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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river

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One mile east of the main grove parking lot, on the north side of Orr Springs Road, is a additionally acquired property purchased by the Save-the-Redwoods League. Look for a gate and two parking spots; a slight turn-off from Orr Springs Road. An unmarked trail follows a little creek into a canyon lined with old-growth redwoods, some of them pretty good-sized. A quarter-mile in the trail crosses a creek, and shortly after the old-growth redwoods end. The trail starts to deteriorate after this point, but continues for a total of 0.8 miles before entering private property.

hiking
2 days ago

Beautiful trail through old growth redwoods. The trail is pretty short and very easy to walk - limited views due to the fact that the paths lead through a narrow canyon. But the old growth redwoods are spectacular. Worth a visit.

walking
2 months ago

Fairly easy until you get to the hill at the end. There is a river crossing that I had to used a downed tree. High chance of falling in when wet, surprisingly I didn't. There are a few bigger redwoods, but you're quickly walking through second-growth redwood forest, with only the stumps of the former giants remaining. You can hike up the hill to get a nice view of area.