Redwood Creek Trail

MODERATE 21 reviews

Redwood Creek Trail is a 15.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Orick, California that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and camping.

DISTANCE
15.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1482 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

camping

hiking

forest

river

no dogs

Lovely trail along a creek surrounded by redwoods. With a permit, one can camp anywhere along the creek, the only place in the park it's possible to camp outside a campground.

backpacking
26 days ago

1 month ago

backpacking
2 months ago

We hiked along creek from the Tall Trees Trailhead parking. Busy area, especially around the Tall Trees Grove. Once away from that, less busy but still moderate amt. of people (summer months are busy in this area).

We hiked upstream first, then returned through grove and went downstream 4 miles or so. Upstream is all gravel bars and river crossings (have good shoes for that) and downstream is more trail and with (summer) bridges.

The redwoods throughout this region are impressive - especially if you've never spent a lot of time around them. Pretty amazing. Tall Trees Grove is awesome, although with quite a few people in it. Lots of huge redwoods.

Cool spot to see some redwoods, camp on river bar, and hit a swimming hole.

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

3 months ago

Amazing spot. Great hike in along redwood creek. Once you get to the end the Tall Trees Grove with old growth redwoods, sprawling old growth oak, and birch just before the end make for a stunning trip.

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

4 months ago

backpacking
Monday, August 08, 2016

Saturday, June 18, 2016

camping
Monday, June 06, 2016

Beautiful easy hike with awesome swimming holes and lots of frogs along the river bank. Gorgeous sunsets and bright stars.

hiking
Saturday, May 21, 2016

Nice, fairly easy hike through extremely picturesque terrain following Redwood Creek. The redwoods and the creek are beautiful. I went about two and a half miles up this trail before turning back. The bridges were up over the stream when I was there in mid June. The trail seems to be fairly popular and quite a few people were using it the day I was there. Very nice trail and fairly easy to get to.

backpacking
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Beautiful hike. One of my favorite trails.

hiking
Tuesday, September 08, 2015

hiking
Thursday, September 04, 2014

hiking
Monday, October 21, 2013

One of the most visually stunning hikes I've done. Everything is green. The canopies above your head, all the foliage beside you during the entire 8 mile hike...everywhere. It is also very wet. It's in Northern California, on the coast, so lots of fog, lots of dew. We went just when it was off season, so the two small bridges that cross the creek (one at the beginning, one at the end) were down, so you had to cross the creek on your own - and the water wasn't exactly warm, and the rocks in the creek weren't exactly comfortable. However, it made the little adventure all that more adventuresome. You do camp on the creek bed, beside the creek, so unless you find a nice sandy spot, expect to sleep on creek rock. You'll hike over numerous bridges (other than the two creek bridges), crawl under fallen trees, see a ton of yellow slugs, a number of small frogs - a bunch of cool views.

Of course, bring a camera. The shots I got on this hike were some of the best just because of the landscape. Basically you're hiking through a Northern California rainforest.

camping
Sunday, September 08, 2013

A nice flat-ish hike along a beautiful creek ending in the tallest tree's in the world. Kinda weird not having a peak in the skyline but the trees are well worth it.

camping
Saturday, February 02, 2013

Parked at the southern end of the trail, off Tall Tree Access Rd., hiked through the Tall Tree Grove (amazing), then sauntered up the creek and made camp for the night in solitude.

Pure magic.

hiking
Sunday, June 05, 2011

Beautiful trail. Picked blackberries along the way. Did not go too very far as we were looking for berries and it was getting late. Probably only went a mile or so. Would definetly do it again.