Redwood Flat and Salamander Flat

MODERATE 91 reviews
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Redwood Flat and Salamander Flat is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Redwood City, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

4.6 miles
971 feet



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers

no dogs

Hike to the Redwood Flat and Salamander Flat junctions on this pleasant loop trail through the beautiful redwoods of Wunderlich County Park Take the Bear Gulch Trail to the Redwood Trail

19 days ago

First half is uphill but very doable. Beautiful views and redwoods. I would rate this easy not moderate, as it is only 2 miles gentle up and remainder down.

1 month ago

Half is a steep incline up hill, and other half is all downhill. Mostly shaded in the forest surrounded by beautiful red wood trees. Breathtaking views at the peak. There's an option to go horseback riding on this trail.

Great trail. As others may find, it’s a horse OK trail so there’s a fair amount of horse waste.


4 months ago

Great trail among the trees! Will definitely come back and try the other trails!

5 months ago

Nicely kept trail, but lots of horsepoo. Shady most of the way and a pretty gentle uphill. A couple cool view points and some great trees/nature.

6 months ago

Beautiful redwood hike minutes from Palo Alto.

6 months ago

If you hit it at salamander mating season, get ready for a thrill.

6 months ago

Nice little trail, easy quick hike. Good for a trail run since the incline is minimal. Tons of horse poo along the trail

7 months ago

slow steady incline / not crowded / beautiful redwoods

7 months ago

Wouldn't hike it again, but maybe it was just a bad time of year- there were so many flies! It was a really easy hike, during blackberry season I could see it being a wonderful hike. Mostly shaded, but once you get to the meadow it's open space, the view point is a bit disappointing but for the area it was expected(dry). The salamander pond has some serious eutrophication going on and is fenced in for good reason. The foliage makes the hike worth it and I went in June, and there were perhaps hundreds of lizards that crisscross the trail as you're hiking (it's entertaining).

8 months ago

Really nice short hike - Easy to find, lots of parking, nice work out going up and great views at the top. A little crowded for my taste but one of my favorite P'sula hikes

9 months ago

Easy to find, park, hike and navigate throughout the hike. Great view at the top of the hike and a nice gradual incline and decline which makes it family friendly... just watch out for horse poops along the trail!

9 months ago

A great circuit through oak, eucalyptus redwoods and open meadows. nothing to steep up on the counterclockwise loop.

10 months ago

Just have this trail today. Love the trees. Very comfortable to walk in the Forest! Elevation is nice! The only thing you need to take care is poops of the lovely horses.

11 months ago

Love the trees. Nice elevation, not too hard.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Gorgeous. Just right on difficulty. Not crowded.

trail running
Monday, September 19, 2016

It's lovely!

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Pretty loop hike to see the redwoods.

Sunday, November 08, 2015

This is an easy hike. A good loop trail with redwoods.

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